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Packers, Edvest announce 2016 'Rookie Reporter' promotion

The contest launches on June 4 and runs through July 17


The Green Bay Packers and Edvest today announced the 2016 "Rookie Reporter," contest, which will award six Wisconsin children the opportunity to be a Packers "Rookie Reporter" for the 2016 NFL season, a $1,000 Edvest college savings gift card, four tickets to a 2016 regular season Packers home game, and autographed merchandise. 

The contest, which was previously held in 2015, launches on June 4, and runs through July 17.

"Last year, over 8,000 Wisconsin youths were entered to become a 'Rookie Reporter'," said James DiUlio, director of the Wisconsin 529 College Savings Plan. "We are excited to partner with the Green Bay Packers again this year to bring back the contest. Along with the opportunity to jumpstart the winner's college saving account, we look forward to welcoming a new class of 'Rookie Reporters' this season."

"Rookie Reporter" is open to Wisconsin residents who are parents, grandparents, or legal guardians of a child age 6-15, who also reside in the state of Wisconsin. To enter the contest and view the complete contest rules, visit

"Rookie Reporter" is sponsored by the Green Bay Packers and the Edvest College Savings Plan.

About Edvest

Edvest is Wisconsin's 529 College Savings Plan designed to help families save for higher education expenses. It takes just $25 and 15 minutes to start an Edvest college savings plan. Account owners can choose from 17 investment portfolios while enjoying one of the lowest cost 529 plans in the country along with in-state tax advantages for Wisconsin residents. Strategic Insights recently ranked Edvest as the 4th lowest cost 529 plan and awarded the program a 5-Cap Rating, which indicates that a 529 plan offers outstanding flexibility, attractive investments and additional economic benefits. The Edvest College Savings Plan also maintains a Bronze rating from Morningstar.

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