Maui County hosts Punt, Pass & Kick competition in Kaunakakai Saturday

Maui County Parks and Recreation Department will host an NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition this Saturday, Aug. 27, 9 a.m., at the Kaunakakai Ballpark.

Young pro football fans will have the opportunity to exhibit their football skills. The competition is free and open to boys and girls ages 6-15.

For more information on the competition call the Kaunakakai Gym staff at 553-5141 or 553-5819. Entry forms are available online at NFLyouthfootball.com or from the Kaunakakai Gym.

The NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition allows youngsters to showcase their talents in punting, passing and kicking with scores based on distance and accuracy. Age classification is determined as of Dec. 31 of 2011.

The top finishers from each of 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 advances to the San Diego Chargers team championship, at a Chargers game to be determined later.

A number of NFL players have competed in the NFL Punt, Pass and Kick, including top former NFL quarterbacks such as Dan Marino and Brett Favre.

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