Punt, Pass & Kick hits McCook on Sept. 11
McCOOK, Neb. -- Youngsters who like to play football will have an opportunity to show their pigskin skills Sunday, Sept. 11, when the McCook Optimists host the 2016 Punt. Pass & Kick competition.
Grade school and junior high school youth -- ranging in age from 6 to 15 -- will compete for the right to represent the McCook area in the state Punt, Pass & Kick finals.
If they win at the state finals, in Lincoln, they will earn the right to advance to the PP&K regional championships in Kansas City.
In McCook, the top three placers in all 10 age categories will be recognized.
The competition is based upon both accuracy and distance in punting, passing and kicking, according to Jim Pleinis, this year's local PP&K chairman.
The Sept. 11 PP&K competition will be at Weiland Field beginning promptly at 1 p.m.
McCook Community College athletes will assist McCook Optimist Club members with the event, which will be conducted with six lines of competitors.
Although the event does not start until 1 p.m., the young participants are encouraged to arrive early to sign in and practice their skills.
Youngsters may sign up in advance. Information about the event will be distributed to local and area schools in the near future.
Also, very soon, sign-up information will be available at The Sports Shoppe in McCook.
Youth may also go to the National Football League's Punt, Pass & Kick website and find the McCook Event site to sign up.
Illustrating the national scope of Punt, Pass & Kick, every NFL team will host the Team Championship Level of the NFL Punt Pass & Kick Team Championship.
Watch for more details about upcoming youth events.