This competiton has been around for decades. Fond memories of watching as a kid, wishing somehow I could compete. Never got that chance but Casper and surrounding area youth can participate in a local event with the NFL Pepsi Punt, Pass & Kick event in August.

Young pro football fans will have the opportunity to exhibit their football skills when the City of Casper Recreation Division hosts an NFL Pepsi Punt, Pass & Kick competition on Thursday, August 11, 2011 at the Frontier Middle School football field on 900 S. Beverly. The competition is free and open to boys and girls ages 6-15. Parents or guardians may register their children at the event. The times for each group are as follows: 6-7 year olds 9:00-10:00am, 8-9 year olds 10:00am-11:00am, 10-11 year olds 11:00am-12:00pm, 12-13 year olds 1:00-2:00pm, and 13-14 year olds 2:00-3:00pm.

   The NFL Punt, Pass & Kick football competition allows youngsters to showcase their talents in punting, passing and kicking with scores based on distance and accuracy. Each individual’s age classification is as of December 31 of the current year.

   The top finishers from each age group at the Local competition will advance to a Sectional competition. The winners at the Sectional competition will have their scores compared with other Sectional champions; the top five scorers from the pool of Sectional champions advance to the Denver Broncos Team Championship, to be held at Invesco Field at one of the Bronco’s games.

   For competition information, call the City of Casper Recreation Division at 235-8383. Entry forms are available at the Casper Recreation Center and at the competition.

You never know who you will see compete and what they will grow up to become. One of the best memories I have is of  Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach Andy Reid. Wow, he was a big kid!

Throw was not impressive!!.