The Hannibal Jaycees will hold their annual NFL Punt, Pass & Kick Competition on Friday, September 11 at 5:00 p.m. at the Hannibal High School practice field.

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. 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 place kicking. The PPK program is free to take part in. More than three million boys and girls from around the country take part in PPK competitions every year from July through January.

Eligibility, scoring and tie-breaking procedures are all governed by the NFL and are available online. Winners at the local level will advance to the Sectional Competition. From there, winners will have the chance to proceed to the Team Championship level and then the National Finals.

Also this year, Scott Anderson, former offensive guard for the Minnesota Vikings and owner of a Hannibal roofing business will be in attendance. Anderson’s football career began at Hannibal High School. He then played for the University of Missouri before being drafted by the Vikings in 1974. In February of 2011, Anderson was inducted into the University of Missouri’s Hall of Fame.

If your child is between the ages of 6 and 15 and is interested in participating in this year’s NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition, you can pick up an entry form from Kyle Mack at Shelter Insurance. His office is at 302 East Main Cross in Palmyra. You can also e-mail Entry forms may also be obtained by calling Kami Harsell with the Hannibal Jaycees at 573-795-6233, or emailing

Entry in the competition is completely free and spectators are welcome.