Green Bay Packers to ‘hire’ kid reporters
The Green Bay Packers will give six lucky kids the chance to cover the team—along with a $1,000 college-savings starter account—as part of their new “Rookie Reporter” promotion.
The Packeers announced the program on Friday, noting that they had partnered with Edvest, Wisconsin’s 529 college savings program, to give six Wisconsin children ages 6-15 the chance to cover the Packers for the 2015 season, earn the college savings account, receive four tickets to a 2015 regular-season Packers home game and autographed merchandise. Clips of their interviews will also be shown on Lambeau Field video boards during games.
Parents and legal guardians can enter their children into the sweepstakes at www.pacersrookiereporter.com.
“I think that kids will just love it,” Packers president and CEO Mark Murphy told the Green Bay Press-Gazette. “Imagine, interviewing Aaron Rodgers or Clay Matthews. I’m sure they’ll have some creative questions and things that you and I wouldn't even think of.”
- Mike Fiammetta