Every year the National Football League holds a nation wide punt, pass and kick competition. Each year boys and girls from around the country compete in local and district competitions, hoping to advance to their team championships and maybe even the national finals held at an NFL playoff game in January.
The Sons of the American Legion Squadron 55 is hosting a local competition for all children in Rutland and Addison Counties. Any boys or girls born in the years from 1994-2001 are eligible to compete. The participants will be placed in divisions based on their age and sex and each of the division winners will qualify to advance to the next round. We are in the New England Patriots area and any winner from our local competition will have the chance to advance to the Patriots finals, which will be held during a Patriots home game against the Carolina Panthers on December 13th.
The competition will be held in back of the Neshobe Elementary School in Forest Dale, Vermont on Saturday, Aug.8. Registration starts at 8:45 a.m. with the competition starting at 9:30. Each participant must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. All winners will be required to produce a birth certificate within 48 hours to verify age.
For further information or directions to the site, please call this writer at 247-6722.