FOXBOROUGH, Mass.– The Kraft family and the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation hosted the Punt, Pass and Kick Championship for the 2015 NFL Punt, Pass and Kick program prior to Sunday's Patriots-Eagles game at Gillette Stadium.
The winners of the day's competition were:
|6/7 Girls||Kayleigh Engle||East Hampton, Conn.|
|6/7 Boys||Adrian Delicata||New Canaan, Conn.|
|8/9 Girls||Genevieve Jean-Paul||Biddeford, Maine|
|8/9 Boys||Owen Sevigny||Mexico, Maine|
|10/11 Girls||Kadence Presby||North Waterboro, Maine|
|10/11 Boys||Jaden Keefner||Pittsfield, Mass.|
|12/13 Girls||Rylee Sevigny||Mexico, Maine|
|12/13 Boys||Declan McNamarra||Ridgefield, Conn.|
|14/15 Girls||Claudia Caron||Brentwood, N.H.|
|14/15 Boys||Bobby Cliché||Stratham, N.H.|
Participants advanced from local and sectional competition to compete at Gillette Stadium, with athletes representing every New England state in Sunday's championship. The New England Patriots Team Championship winners' scores will be compared to the winners from the 31 other team championships to determine qualification for the national competition, which will be held during an NFC playoff game in January.
The NFL Punt, Pass and Kick (PPK) program is a national skills competition for boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 15 to compete separately against their peers. Girls and boys in five separate age divisions (6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, and 14-15) compete in distance and accuracy punting, passing and kicking. Established in 1961, the PPK program is the oldest NFL Youth Football program. With more than three million boys and girls from around the country taking part in the PPK competition every year from July through January, it is one of the world's largest youth sports participation programs.