Registration open for kids to compete in Starr Children's Fund Punt Pass Kick Competition
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Kids are now able to sign up for a football challenge that helps children diagnosed with cancer.
The Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation (VLCF) hosts the inaugural Starr Children's Fund Punt Pass Kick Competition from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, August 26. Registration is now open for boys and girls, ages 6-13 years old at www.lombardifoundation.com/puntpasskick.
The competition challenges boys and girls in their individual age groups (ages 6-7; 8-9; 10-11 and 12-13) to punt, pass, and kick a football as far as possible. The top performers in each category then have the chance to win autographed items, Cousins Subs gift cards, and other prizes.
The competition will take place at the following locations.
Milwaukee Location: Raabe Stadium - Wisconsin Lutheran College Athletics Field | 1401 N Swan Blvd, Wauwatosa, WI 53226
Fox Valley Location: Rocket Stadium - Neenah High School | 1275 Tullar Road, Neenah, WI 54956
Madison Location: Ashley Field | 152 Kroncke Drive, Sun Prairie, WI 53590
Registration is $20 per participant before midnight on August 12 and $25 starting August 13. It includes entry into the competition, a T-shirt and a photo with a former Green Bay or Wisconsin football player.
Proceeds raised at the event and from team and individual fundraisers will support pediatric cancer research and care. Individual participants can help raise additional funds for pediatric research and care by creating a fundraiser online or having friends and family sign a pledge card that is provided online. Cousins Subs, which is a sponsor of the event, says they will also match event proceeds with an additional minimum donation of $25,000.
School or club teams are also encouraged to create a fundraiser upon registering for the competition and invite players to join once registered. VLCF will donate 15% of the money the team raises back to the team. Only teams can receive this donation, not individual fundraisers. A check will be sent to the team after the competition, once donations have been collected.