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Gov. Walz announces new incentives for ‘Kids Deserve a Shot’ campaign

The flu season is in full swing and health experts are encouraging people to not only get a...
The flu season is in full swing and health experts are encouraging people to not only get a COVID-19 vaccination but also a flu shot.(WJRT)
Published: Nov. 2, 2021 at 5:57 PM CDT
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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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