Last month, members of Marywood's Health and Physical Education Club sponsored a local "NFL Play 60" punt, pass, and kick competition.
Jon Woytach, a senior physical activity major, helped to coordinate the event.
"We only had three weeks to prepare, and overall it went well," he said. "We hosted the event, in part, as a community service project and more than nineteen children participated."
One of those children was Jacob Ohrin, whose father, Joe Ohrin, praised his son for taking first place at the local event.
"As a father, it made me feel tremendously proud," Ohrin said. "Jacob was thrilled to compete, and we didn't expect him to beat all of the other kids at the local level, but he did."
After the event at Marywood, Jacob went on to compete in Allentown, Pa., where he won a bronze medal in the ages 6–7 group.
Nelson Neal, Ph.D, a faculty member in the Health and Physical Education Department, says that he would like to see this first-ever event turn into an annual competition at Marywood.
"We look forward to hosting this again," he said. "Everyone who participated—from the kids to the organizers—did a fantastic job," he said.
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