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Youth Football: PPK contest

By James Schiltz
Saturday, August 17, 2013

Guilderland Pop Warner will host an NFL Pass, Punt and Kick competition Thursday evening (Aug. 22) starting at 6 at the Nott Road Athletic Fields in Guilderland.

The skills competition is open to boys and girls who reside in the Capital Region, and will be broken into age ground ranging from 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13 and 14-15. Numerous NFL players have participated in such events, including record-setting quarterbacks Dan Marino and Brett Favre.

There is no entry fee. Age is determined as of Dec. 31, 2013, and a birth cirtificate will be required to validate each division winner. All participants must register at the time of the event or beforehand at www.nflppk.com. No cleats are allowed.

Scores are based on distance and accuracy, and winners will be determined by the highest cumulative score.

Winners will have an opportunity to compete at the sectional level. Team championships and the national finals follow.

Contact Gary Ardito (gary.ardito@gmail.com, 518 867-2245) for more details.

 

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