Punt, Pass & Kick
The Official Skills Competition of the National Football League.
CGRD would like to apologize for those that were excited about participating in the "NFL Punt Pass and Kick" competition. The NFL has decided to cancel the program effective immediately. The NFL PPK has been an annual event for the past 56 years.
Local and sectional hosts received no warning about cancelling the program.
The Statement from the NFL...
"During the upcoming 2017-2018 season, our primary focus in youth football will continue to be promoting participation at all levels and investing time and resources in programs that are most successful at reaching that goal. At the 2017 NFL Club Youth Football Summit, we shared that as a result of our focus on participatory programs, including NFL FLAG-In-Schools, the League will no longer sanction PPK events.
The resources from that program will be integrated into other youth football priorities. We’ve asked that USA Football communicate this information to local partners and organizations that have generously supported PPK in your markets over the years.
We believe programs such as NFL FLAG-In-Schools offer a unique opportunity to expand our reach and introduce more kids to the fundamentals of football in school and recreational environments. As always, we thank you for your ongoing assistance and support. Please reach out to us with any questions or concerns as you communicate with stakeholders."
Sincerely, Roman Oben Senior Director NFL Youth & High School Football