RICHMOND (WTVR) – Last year Tyler Warren, a then-6th grader at Chickahominy Middle School in Hanover, earned a trip to see his favorite NFL player, Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos when he earned a spot in the national Punt, Pass and Kick finals.
This year, another youth from the Richmond area may be able to match his efforts, and not have to travel too far to do it.
The City of Richmond, along with the Washington Redskins Charitable Organization and the Bon Secours Redskins Training Facility are teaming up to host two events that will eventually send young athletes to the PPK sectional competition at FedEx field.
“This year the Washington Redskins Charitable Organization has offered to rent the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center for us so more kids in the Richmond area can be impacted” said Joey Mirabile, owner of Joey’s Hot Dogs and the Virginia Director of the NFL PPK Program. “SMG , the facility manager spoke to the City of Richmond and they arranged for us to offer two competitions on that field, a local and a sectional.”
The first event will be this Friday, October 3rd at the Virginia State Fair from 3pm to 9pm and is free and open to all kids ages 6 to 15.
The next qualifier will be held at the Redskins Training Facility on Sunday, October 12 from 1pm to 3pm. Winners from all local qualifiers advance to the sectional round again held at the Training Facility on Sunday, October 19th.
The top forty scorers from the pool of sectional champions in Virginia and Maryland advance to the Washington Redskins Team Championship, to be held at their game vs the St. Louis Rams on December 7, 2014.
Entry forms are available online at NFLPPK.com and will be available on site.