The Buffalo Bills announced the winners of the NFL Punt, Pass & Kick Team Championships that took place on the Ralph Wilson Stadium field prior to the Bills vs. Jets game on November 6th.
At the game, the 39 Team Championship finalists from throughout Upstate New York also took part in Stampede Row during Buffalo Bills player introductions, participated in a passing exhibition during halftime, and the Team Championship winners were recognized on the Diamond Vision Scoreboard at the end of the third quarter.
After each NFL team has had their PPK Team Championship, the top four scorers from all first-place finalists in each age division for boys and girls competing in the Team Championship Events will advance to the PPK National Finals.The winners and one parent or guardian will travel to the finals at an NFL playoff game in January.
The Team Championship PPK winners from the Buffalo Bills region inclusive of Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Binghamton are listed below:
6-7 year olds: Morgan Caba, Hornell, NY and Aaron Lund, Scottsville, NY
8-9 year olds: Elyse Graham, Olean, NY and Tyler Cole, New Hartford, NY
10-11 year olds: Elizabeth Bradley, Lockport, NY and Trevor Henneman, Painted Post, NY
12-13 year olds: Olivia Schmidt, Holland, NY and Corsen Green, Potsdam, NY
14-15 year olds: Kaitlyn Snayczyk, West Valley, NY and Mathew Sokolski, Elma, NY
The NFL Punt, Pass & Kick program 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 and is celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2011. With more than three million boys and girls from around the country taking part in PPK competitions every year from July through January, it is one of the world's largest youth sports participation programs.
For more information on the NFL's PPK program, visit www.nflppk.com/.