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State Fair of Virginia to host NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition powered by USA Football


state-fairYoung football fans will have the opportunity to exhibit their skills when Joey’s Hot Dogs hosts an NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition on Oct. 3 from 3 to 9 p.m. at the State Fair of Virginia. The fair will be held at The Meadow Event Park in Caroline County.

The competition is free and open to youth ages 6-15. It will take place in Ring 2 of the fair’s Equine & Livestock Complex on the south side of state Route 30. Entry forms are available online at NFLPPK.com and will be available on site. Participants must pay admission to the fair in order to compete.

The NFL Punt, Pass & Kick football competition allows youth to showcase their talents in punting, passing and kicking with scores based on distance and accuracy. Age classification is as of 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 31. The top finishers from each of 10 age groups at the local competition will advance to an Oct. 19 sectional competition at the Bon Secours Redskins Training Center in Richmond.

The winners at the sectional competition will have their scores compared with other sectional champions. The top four scorers from the pool of sectional champions will advance to the Washington Redskins Team Championship, to be held at their Dec. 7game against the St. Louis Rams.

Age-group champions at that level will be declared NFL Punt, Pass & Kick team champions. The top four finishers in the boys’ and girls’ divisions within each age bracket from the pool of all team champions will qualify for the National Finals at an NFL playoff game in January.

Numerous NFL players competed in NFL Punt, Pass & Kick as children, including quarterbacks such as Dan Marino and Brett Farve. The National NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition is administered by USA Football.

This local Punt, Pass & Kick competition is officially licensed by NFL Properties LLC, but none of the NFL, its member clubs, NFL Ventures LP or any of their respective affiliates or subsidiaries are sponsoring or operating the local PP&K or will have any liability or responsibility for any claims arising in connection with participation in the Local PP&K. All NFL-related logos and marks, including, without limitation, the NFL Punt, Pass & Kick logo, are trademarks of the NFL or the respective member club.

This year’s State Fair of Virginia will open Sept. 26 and run through Oct. 5. Information is available at StateFairVa.org.

General admission includes access to all concerts, performances, exhibits and demonstrations but does not include rides. Ride tickets and single-day Unlimited Ride Wristbands will be available for purchase at Ride Ticket Booths in the Midway and Kidway areas. Requirements for rides and some attractions include height, weight and whether a child must be accompanied by an adult. Those requirements will be displayed at each ride and attraction, as well as at the Midway Customer Service booth.

Ride tickets are $1 each or $20 for 25. Individual rides require two to six tickets.

A single-day Unlimited Ride Wristband will be available for $21 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and $15 Monday through Thursday.

Visit StateFairVa.org/tickets for all available discounts and ticket options and to purchase tickets online. Single-day admission tickets are available at BB&T locations in the Richmond, Charlottesville, Fredericksburg and Petersburg areas; Martin’s Food Markets in the Richmond, Ashland, Tri-Cities and Williamsburg areas; Call Federal Credit Union branches; and the Caroline County Visitor Center.

Parking at The Meadow Event Park is free.

The State Fair of Virginia is held each fall at its permanent home at The Meadow Event Park in Caroline County. The fair’s mission is to increase agricultural and natural resource awareness and interest through educational programs, exhibitions and competitions in a fun, family-friendly setting.



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