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Football skills put to test in Punt, Pass, Kick event

Sep. 08, 2011 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Boys and girls age 6 to 15 can show off their football skills Sept. 18 in an NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition at Marshall University.

The 3:30 p.m. competition hosted by the Marshall Recreation Center on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 20th Street is free. Age groups are 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13 and 14-15. Age classification is as of Dec. 31, 2011. Enter online at www.www.nflppk.com or at the recreation center. A birth certificate or religious document is required for all participants before competing.

The NFL Punt, Pass & Kick football competition allows youngsters to showcase their talents in punting, passing, and kicking with scores based on distance and accuracy.

Top finishers in each age group advance to a sectional contest. Winners at the sectional level will have their scores compared with other sectionals for advancement to the Cincinnati Bengals Team Championship to be held at a future game.

The top four finishers from the pool of team champions qualify for the National Finals at an NFL playoff game in January.

More information available at www.nflppk.com or contact Matt Weber, 304-696-4732 or weber15@marshall.edu.

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