Forty boys and girls participated in the punt, pass, and kick competition at the Don Hutson Center and were introduced during halftime of the Green Bay Packers-Pittsburgh Steelers game on Sunday.
The kids hailed from all over the state of Wisconsin. Competing in age brackets for eight and nine-year olds, 10 and 11-year-olds, 12 and 13-year-olds and 14 and 15-year-olds, they won regional and sectional matches, earning the right to show their skills at Lambeau Field in front of 70, 607 fans.
"The kids got a kick out of it as much the parents did," said Bobbi Jo Eisenreich, community relations assistant for the Green Bay Packers.
Packers wide receiver Chad Lucas provided another highlight for the kids as he spoke in the Don Huston Center to the entire group adorned in Packers jerseys.
The winners and their respective age groups were: Brooke Koeser from New Holstein (eight to nine- year-old girl) David Giroux from Plover (eight to nine-year-old boy), Kindra Witthus from Hudson (10 to 11-year-old girl), Taylor Thill from Oshkosh (10 to 11-year-old boy), Anna Morgan from South Range (12 to 13-year-old girl), Austin Newburg from Manitowoc (12 to 13-year-old boy, Laura Atkinson from Oregon (14 to 15 year-old girl) and Clayton Mills from West Field (14 to 15-year-old boy).
Each of the 32 NFL teams hold a punt, pass and kick competition but on different dates. At a date to be determined in January, the Wisconsin winners will go against all other NFL team winners.
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