Friday, October 22, 2021

Green Scores Touchdown with Visit to Eubanks, Durham Intermediate Schools

img_9502From NFL player to book author, Tim Green promotes literacy to anyone who will listen.

Carroll ISD intermediate school students couldn’t wait for Tuesday morning when they had the chance to meet Green.

The best-selling author has an impressive resume. He was an award-winning NFL defensive end for the Atlanta Falcons for eight years. While Green played in the NFL, he also studied law and began his writing career. After he retired from football in 1994, Green had already published his first book and became a lawyer.

After writing more than a dozen books for adults, Green began a series of best-selling novels for kids. The books are set in the world of sports and are based on his experiences as an athlete and a coach.

Students at Eubanks and Durham Intermediate Schools embraced his message about the value of teamwork and treating your teammates like they are special. He talked about the importance of kindness and related a story about his experience being kind to a boy with a disability. He spoke about reading and how reading takes you to special places.

Green encouraged our students to read twenty minutes a day, “weight lifting” for the brain!

He read to the students from his new book, Left Out. Tim’s message made a tremendous impact on the Carroll’s fifth and sixth graders. Many of the students have spoken about his books being “Awesome!” Students are continuing to read and enjoy his books every time they visit the library.

Local Punt, Pass & Kick Competition- September 28

The City of Southlake invites all boys and girls, ages 6-15, to come out and show off their skills at the annual Punt, Pass and Kick (PP&K) Competition on Saturday, September 28th. The Competition will be held at North Park, located at 200 E. Dove Rd, from 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Pre-registration is not required.Every year, more than 3.5 million participants nationwide compete in the NFL PP&K Program.

Boys and girls get the opportunity to compete against their peers in punting, passing and kicking contests (based on distance accuracy) in local, sectional, NFL Team Championship and National Championship levels. Five age groups (6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13 and 14-15) are eligible to compete. Participants must show proof of age with a birth certificate. Age is determined as of December 31, 2013.

All local competition champions, in each age and gender division, will advance to one of eleven sectional competitions held in October. The top four champions in each sectional competition will advance to the Team Championship held at a Dallas Cowboys game. Participants who place in the top four at the Cowboys game will get the opportunity to move ahead to the National Championship held at an NFL Playoff game in January. 

For more information about Punt, Pass and Kick, please visit www.nflppk.com. Please contact Junior Camacho at fcamacho@ci.southlake.tx.us or (817) 748-8022 for more information about the local Southlake competition.