Gov. Walz announces new incentives for ‘Kids Deserve a Shot’ campaign
ST. PAUL, MN-- Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announced Tuesday additional incentives that will be added to the ongoing “Kids Deserve a Shot” vaccine campaign.
Some of the biggest sports and entertainment organizations in Minnesota donated experiences to encourage Minnesotans ages 12-17 to become fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Five drawings, conducted by the Minnesota State Lottery, will happen between November 19-December 17, with the prizes split up between the weeks.
These prizes are in addition to the previously announced $200 Visa gift card that every 12-17 year old who is fully vaccinated by November 30 is eligible to receive, as well as one of five $100,000 college scholarships the state will be giving away.
The new Minnesota experiences include:
Minnesota Vikings: player meet and greet, signed autograph from player of your choice, game tickets, and training camp VIP experience.
Minnesota Twins: ceremonial first pitch, pizza party in exclusive Twins executive balcony.
Minnesota Wild: tickets and zamboni rides, signed jersey, signed stick, and one hour of ice time at Xcel Energy Center.
Minnesota Lynx: a 12-person suite, pregame bench sit to watch warm-ups courtside, and the opportunity for youth to participate in a post-game free throw.
Minnesota Timberwolves: a 12-person suite, pregame bench sit to watch warm-ups courtside, and the opportunity for youth to participate in a post-game free throw.
Minnesota United: Training experience for you and one guest that includes watching a 2022 training session, training facility tour, group photo with players, and lunch with the team in the cafeteria. One custom jersey included.
St. Paul Saints: 15-person suite and first pitch prior to game.
University of Minnesota Golden Gophers: 2 tickets to a game of your choice in the 2021-22 season for Gopher Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball, Men’s Hockey, or Women’s Hockey (based on availability) as well as a pre-game VIP experience to watch warm-ups from the court/ice level.
First Avenue: tickets, shirts, and gift cards to The Depot Tavern.
Como Park Zoo and Conservatory: Keeper for the Day, work alongside a professional zookeeper and participate in the daily duties of caring for the beloved animals from food prep, exhibit cleaning, and animal enrichment.
Wintergreen Dogsled Lodge: Sunday dogsled day trip for 4 in Ely, Minnesota.
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