Vermillion Jaycees will host Punt, Pass and Kick Each year Jaycee organizations throughout the United States sponsor a Punt, Pass and Kick competition. The Vermillion Jaycees are holding theirs on Sunday, Oct. 6 at the football field to the north of the Vermillion Middle School. Registration begins at 1:45 p.m. and competition will start at 2 p.m.
Punt, Pass and Kick is a free competition sponsored by the Jaycees, the National Football League and Gatorade. It is open to all children between the ages of 8 and 15, with the groups being divided by age and gender. Nationwide this event draws over 3 million youth each year.
Participants are scored on the distance and accuracy of the three skills, punting, passing and kicking from a tee, for a combined total score, which determines the winner for each group.
Winners are those in each age and gender bracket with the highest overall score from the three events. In addition to trophies, the first place competitor from each bracket of the Vermillion event will also qualify to compete in the Sectional Punt, Pass and Kick competition to beheld in Hartford Oct. 13.
Winners from sectionals will be qualified to compete in regional competition which is generally held at half-time of one of the NFL Sunday games. Winners from the regional competition go on to compete in the NFL Gatorade Punt, Pass and Kick Finals which is held during the play off games.
The Vermillion Jaycees are proud to host this event, however it wouldn�t be possible without the many wonderful donations and prizes that we receive from local businesses.
If anyone wishes to volunteer their time or has any questions, feel free to contact Linda Hawley at 624-2291.