This past Sunday, the Cleveland Browns hosted the Team-Finals for the Cleveland Browns Punt, Pass & Kick competition. 39 participants came to the Berea Training Facility to give their best efforts to accomplish their goals of winning the Cleveland Browns Team Championship. Not only were these participants from all over state of Ohio but they also hailed from Pennsylvania and Indiana. Contestants arrived as early as 7:30 AM to warm up and enjoy the friendly confines of the Browns' Field House; many contestants claimed they were channeling their inner Andy Lee just by being in the building.
Although all of the contestants in this year's Team-Finals for the Cleveland Browns showed tremendous effort only 10 could come away with the First place prize. The female winners were Chloey Sanor (6-7), Alecya Sanchez (8-9), Riley Gengirich (10-11), Catherine Rock (12-13) and Rebecca Brown (14-15). The male winners were Cayden Zelenak (6-7), Zac Niekamp (8-9), Ryan Ludtke (10-11), Owen Mullins (12-13) and Mitchell Taylor (14-15).
NFL Punt, Pass & Kick is a national skills competition for boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 15 to compete separately against their peers. Established in 1961, the PPK program is the oldest NFL Youth Football program. Girls and boys in five separate age divisions (6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13 and 14-15) compete against each other in punting, passing and kicking in a fun and engaging forum. The PPK program is free – both to organizers who host local completion and to every youngster who wants to participate!
All of our contestants were featured on the field at Halftime of the Browns vs Bengals Home game on December 6. They each demonstrated the skills that they had exhibited early Sunday morning at the Berea Training Facility, with the First place winners being able to kick field goals on the same field where Travis Coons does. We were honored to host all of these PPK participants, to learn more about Punt, Pass and Kick visit http://www.nflppk.com/