Parks and Recreation and Simmons Community Center will host their 6th Annual Punt, Pass and Kick-Local Competition at Mae Simmons Park on Saturday, September 28, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. This program is sponsored by the National Football League’s Youth Football programs. Boys and girls ages 6 (by 12/31/13) to 15 that live in Lubbock and the West Texas region and attend schools not holding an event are eligible to compete. So children must wear regular tennis shoes; no cleats allowed. There is not a cost to participate.
Registration and warm-ups will be from 1:00-1:30 pm with the competition beginning at 1:30 pm. Participants must bring their birth certificates to show proof of age when they register. The competition will take place at the football field south of the lake at Mae Simmons Park by the pavilion. Access to this part of the park is available from East 24th Street west of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Winners in each age bracket will move on to the Punt, Pass and Kick Sectional Competition held at the Berl Huffman Athletic Complex on October 5, 2013. Parks and Recreation has volunteered to host this event for the region for a number of years, and participants come from as far away as Canadian and Midland/Odessa. Winners from the sectional will vie for a spot at the Team Championships held at an upcoming Dallas Cowboy football game.
Coaches and physical education teachers interesting in holding a school competition should call 775-2672 for information on how to register their event. Supplies for the event are provided by the National Football League. Schools holding their own PPK events must have them completed by September 30, 2013. Parents who would like additional information or to find out if their school is holding a PPK event should contact O. J. Williams, Parks and Recreation, 775-2672. More information and rules are available at www.nflyouthfootball.com.