I wanted to share a story about my daughter, Anya Zub, and her participation in the NFL Punt, Pass, and Kick Competition.
"NFL Punt, Pass & Kick is the oldest grassroots initiative at the NFL. With last year's age-group expansion to include the 6-7 division, the program will continue to reach children of a younger age and allow them to experience the fun of learning football fundamentals in an engaging and supportive non-contact environment. PPK is about kids, the parents who support their kids to come out and play and about the volunteers who give their time to organize events. Every NFL team will host the Team Championship level of the NFL Punt, Pass and Kick. Team Championship will have 4 Participants in each age group. Participants are determined by the top 4 scores from the qualifying Sectional Competitions "
Anya participated in the local PPK competition through our Franklin NFL Flag Football program and came in 1st for girls aged 6-7. From there, she went to RI to compete in a local Sectional Competition and came in 1st for girls aged 6-7. They then look at all the Sectionals that fall under the New England Patriots...and Anya was one of the top 4 results. So, she now gets to compete in the Team Championship.
She will be going to Gillette on Saturday November 11th to participate in the competition. It happens prior to the game and Anya will be able to stay for the game. If she were to come in 1st in her group, she would be announced to the crowd during the game.
As you can imagine, we are very excited and proud of our daughter and would love to share this story through Franklin Matters and local papers.
Let me know if you'd like any further information or have any questions.
photo credit = "official PPK photo"