FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (November 6, 2011) - Gillette Stadium hosted the New England Patriots Team Championship for the 2011 NFL Punt, Pass & Kick program prior to the Patriots-Giants game today.
The winners of today's competition were:
|6/7 Girls||Nia Franklin||Pittsfield, Mass.|
|6/7 Boys||Owen Grace||Stratham, N.H.|
|8/9 Girls||Caylie McMahon||Stow, Mass.|
|8/9 Boys||Ernest Childress||Wallingford, Conn.|
|10/11 Girls||Molly Folsom||Fairfield, Maine|
|10/11 Boys||Bobby Cliche||Stratham, N.H.|
|12/13 Girls||Bryanne Crouse||Hermon, Maine|
|12/13 Boys||Colby Lewis||Franklin, Massachusetts|
|14/15 Girls||Katie Day||East Kingston, N.H.|
|14/15 Boys||Evan Delaney||Hadley, Mass.|
Participants advanced from local and sectional competition to compete, with athletes representing each state in New England in today's competition. The New England Patriots Team Championship winners' scores will be compared to the winners from the 32 other team championships to determine qualification for the national competition.
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 place kicking in a fun and engaging forum. 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.