NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A Middle Tennessee girl represented the Tennessee Titans at the Punt, Pass & Kick National Championships on Jan. 10 in Seattle. Seven year old Hannah Campbell of Winchester, Tenn., finished second place in her respective age division at the tournament.
The exciting journey for Hannah began by winning a competition at her local elementary school. From there she traveled to Chattanooga and won the sectional title. On December 7, she competed in the state championships hosted by the Titans at Saint Thomas Sports Park, where her score had to be in the top four for her respective age group to qualify for the national finals.
Hannah's mother, Becky Campbell, described this opportunity as, "an experience of a lifetime." Hannah competed against girls ages 6-7 from all over the country and placed, despite no professional or formal training.
"Hannah was completely and totally elated to go and represent her state and the Titans football organization," Campbell said.
Hannah described her opportunity as "a dream come true" and said she is "the luckiest girl in the world" finishing the national competition with a combined distance of 117 feet, 10 inches. This accomplishment secured the runner-up spot in her division.
Hannah understands the importance of being physically active and enjoys playing just about all sports and recreational activities.
The Punt, Pass & Kick competition is an extension of NFL Youth Football and part of the Titans "Play 60" campaign that encourages young people to get active and move at least 60 minutes daily to help fight childhood obesity.
The Tennessee Titans' partnership with the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association has enhanced the outreach efforts to America's youth to further this mission. With more than four million boys and girls from around the country taking part in the NFL's Punt, Pass, & Kick competition every year from July through January, it is one of the world's largest youth sports participation programs.