Young pro football fans will have the opportunity to exhibit their football skills at Rhodes Jordan Park in Lawrenceville, on Saturday, July 30, 2016. This competition is free and open to boys and girls ages 6–15. Participants are encouraged to pre-register online at www.NFLPPK.com or register at 9 a.m. the day or the event. All participants must show proof of age by providing a birth certificate, and sign the parental Entry Form/Release of Liability. No football shoes or cleats will be allowed, only soft sole gym shoes. Gwinnett County is looking forward to sending more winners to the finals.
The NFL Punt, Pass & Kick (PPK) program is a national skills competition for boys and girls to compete separately against their peers. Established in 1961, the PPK program is the oldest NFL Youth Football program. Girls and boys in five separate age divisions (6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, and 14-15) compete against each other in punting, passing and place kicking in a fun and engaging forum. Age classification is as of December 31 of the current year. The top finishers from each of ten (10) age groups at the Local competition will advance to a Sectional competition. The winners at the Sectional competition will have their scores compared with other Sectional champions; the top four scorers from the pool of Sectional champions advance to the Team Championship. Age-group champions at this level will be declared NFL Punt, Pass & Kick Team Champions. The top four finishers in the boys’ and girls’ divisions within each age bracket from the pool of all Team Champions will qualify for the National Finals at an NFL playoff game in January. For more information, call 678-277-0860 or visit www.gwinnettparks.com.