The lights were blazing at the Columbia Central football field last night. And for good reason.  The Clark Lake Lions Club revived the Punt, Pass and Kick contest for first through sixth graders in the district, and the lights added to the competition.

The idea was to get the ball to the designated line for each of the events.  Overshooting or undershooting the line meant that amount of distance was subtracted from scores.

ppk-winners-2016-10-04Nearly 100 kids participated.  For ninety minutes, they showed their stuff. Some walked away with trophies, but all added a cool new t-shirt to their collection.

ppk-others-2016-10-04High school teacher Kevin Miller’s leadership class provided support by measuring and recording distances.  The Lions Club provided the t-shirts and trophies.

And why have this event?  Lions Club President Mike Bullinger comments “the idea is to bring the community together, and what better way to do that than with friendly competition that involves kids and parents together.”  The Punt, Pass and Kick competition had been on hiatus for a couple of years, but Mike thinks “the future is bright for it to happen again next year.”