The Green Bay Packers and Edvest today announced "Rookie Reporter," a contest that will award six Wisconsin children the opportunity to be a Packers "Rookie Reporter" for the 2015 NFL season, a $1,000 Edvest 529 college savings account, four tickets to a 2015 regular season Packers home game, and autographed merchandise.
The contest launches on May 29, National 529 Day, and runs through July 15, 2015.
"National 529 Day is a day to take action on saving for a higher education," said James DiUlio, director of the Wisconsin 529 College Savings Program. "We are excited to partner with the Green Bay Packers to offer Wisconsin children the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime experience with the Packers and the opportunity to jumpstart their college savings."
"Rookie Reporter" is open to Wisconsin residents who are parents, grandparents, or legal guardians of a child age 6-15, who also resides in the state of Wisconsin. To enter the contest and view the complete contest rules, visit www.packersrookiereporter.com.
"Rookie Reporter" is sponsored by the Green Bay Packers and the Edvest College Savings Plan.
Edvest is Wisconsin's 529 College Savings Plan designed to help families save for higher education expenses. It takes just $25 to start an Edvest college savings plan and account owners can choose from more than 22 investment portfolios while enjoying one of the lowest cost 529 plans in the U.S. along with in-state tax advantages for Wisconsin residents.
SavingforCollege.com recently ranked Edvest as one of the Top 15 in 529 Performance for the first quarter of 2015, one of the Top 15 Lowest Cost 529 plans, as well as awarded the program a 5-Cap Rating, which indicates that a 529 plan offers outstanding flexibility, attractive investments and additional economic benefits. Edvest was also awarded a Bronze ranking in 2014 from leading investment research firm, Morningstar, Inc., recognizing the programs mix of investment choices, low fees and tax benefits; one of only three new programs nationwide to join the bronze-rated group last year.