The Ada News
A National Football League Punt, Pass & Kick Competition in Ada will be hosted by East Central University ,Valley View Regional Hospital & Boys & Girls Club of Ada Friday, June 21. Registration begins at 10:45 a.m. at the northwest corner gate, and the Punt, Pass & Kick program will begin at 11 a.m. on Norris Field just east of the ECU campus in Ada. All participants must show proof of age at all levels of competition. Failure to provide a birth certificate or other official document will result in that participant being ineligible to compete.
The NFL’s Punt, Pass & Kick program is celebrating its 51st year, and the program in Ada will be one of the first held nationally this summer. Officials are urging residents to grab their sneakers (no cleats, football shoes, turf shoes or bare feet are allowed) and come on out. Only soft-sole gym shoes are permitted.
NFL Punt, Pass & Kick is free and open to all boys and girls ages 6-15 as they compete separately against their peers. Participant’s age is determined as of Dec. 31 of the current year. Participants may register and compete in only one local competition. All participants must register online at www.nflppk.com or provide in person the signed parental entry form/release of liability form to the on-site PPK registration leader. Also, hard copies of entry and release forms will be available at registration table to fill out by parent before competition.
There are five groups broken up in ages 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13 and 14-15, and every participant receives a participation certificate. The top finisher in each of the boys and girls divisions from the five age brackets of each local competition will advance to the sectional round. National champions in each age bracket are recognized annually in front of a worldwide audience at the Super Bowl.
Each participant will be allowed one punt, one pass and one placekick as part of his/her competition. Scores are based on distance and accuracy.
A participant’s final score is his/her cumulative total for the three individual events. Be part of the NFL’s commitment to Play 60 with PPK volunteers, officials said.