CONTEST BEGINS TO WIN AUTOGRAPHED CAP FROM FAVRE, OTHERS
The final push is underway to reach the 100,000 mark in sales of the 'Packers Heart Cap,' with the resulting $500,000 raised to be distributed statewide for the fight against heart disease.
Thus far, 81,000 caps have been sold, representing $405,000 raised for charity.
In addition to contributing to a great cause, fans now have the opportunity to win an autographed 'Heart Cap.'
From Saturday, Nov. 25 through Dec. 31, for each 'Heart Cap' purchased through the Packers Pro Shop in person and online, one entry will be made into a contest for the chance to win an autographed 'Heart Cap' from Brett Favre, Mike McCarthy, Ahman Green, Donald Driver or A.J. Hawk.
One cap purchased results in one entry in the contest. If 10 caps are purchased, 10 entries are made. Winners from the in-person and online purchases will be announced on a weekly basis.
Through sales of the 'Packers Heart Cap,' a red baseball-styled cap featuring the Packers' 'G' on the front, with an American Family Insurance logo and green and gold heart on the side, the two organizations are raising money to be distributed to statewide charities focusing on heart disease research, prevention and support.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death among both men and women in America and a major cause of disability. In fact, heart diseases claim more lives each year than the next four leading causes of death combined, including cancer, respiratory diseases, diabetes and accidents. In Wisconsin, it accounts for 36.6 percent of all deaths. One in three women will get heart disease and one in four men will be afflicted.
Each sale of the cap, priced at $15, will result in a $5 donation going to charity. Caps are available online at www.packersproshop.com, as well as at the Packers Pro Shop, Packers Pro Shop Extra Points and concession stands on game days. Participating American Family Insurance agents also have caps available for purchase.
The Packers Heart Cap is the second program in a three-year partnership between the Packers and American Family Insurance. Last year's effort, the Packers Breast Cancer Cap, raised more than $1 million for the fight against breast cancer. Next year's campaign also will be based on a charitable initiative that is close to the two organizations.
Based in Madison, Wis., American Family Insurance offers multi-line insurance and financial services in 18 states, and is the largest provider of auto and homeowners insurance in Wisconsin. American Family ranks 323rd on the Fortune 500 list and is the nation's third largest mutual property/casualty insurance company.