The Green Bay Packers and Edvest today announced the winners of the "Rookie Reporter" contest, awarding six Wisconsin children the opportunity to be a Packers "Rookie Reporter" in the 2015 NFL season.
The winners also each received a $1,000 Edvest 529 college savings account, four tickets to a 2015 regular season Packers home game, and autographed merchandise.
As a Packers "Rookie Reporter," each winning child each had an opportunity to interview a Packers player, and the first interview video will be aired in-stadium and on Packers.com beginning this week. The remaining winners' videos will be aired in-stadium and posted on Packers.com throughout the season.
Below are the winners:
- Grace Bouda of Brookfield, Wis. interviewed Micah Hyde. The interview will be posted on Packers.com on Friday, Sept. 18 and will air in-stadium during the Packers-Seahawks game on Sept. 20.
- Max Hicks of Appleton, Wis. interviewed Eddie Lacy. The interview will be posted on Packers.com on Friday, Sept. 25 and will air in-stadium during the Packers-Chiefs game on Sept. 28.
- Eva Stalker Herron of Madison, Wis. interviewed Mason Crosby. The interview will be posted on Packers.com on Friday, Oct. 16 and will air-in stadium during the Packers-Chargers game on Oct. 18.
- Alex Hagey of Lodi, Wis. interviewed Sam Shields. The interview will be posted on Packers.com on Friday, Nov. 13, and will air in-stadium during the Packers-Lions game on Nov. 15.
- Katie Meisner of De Pere, Wis. interviewed Randall Cobb. The interview will be posted on Packers.com on Friday, Dec. 11, and will air in-stadium during the Packers-Cowboys game on Dec. 13.
- Andy Schneiderof Watertown, Wis. interviewed BJ Raji. The interview will be posted on Packers.com on Friday, Jan. 1, and will air in-stadium during the Packers-Vikings game on Jan. 3.
"Rookie Reporter" kicked off on National 529 Day to help educate parents and grandparents about the importance of saving for higher education. Over 8,000 entries were collected from families in approximately 530 Wisconsin communities. "Rookie Reporter" is sponsored by the Green Bay Packers and Edvest, Wisconsin's 529 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 The 15 Lowest Cost 529 Plans as of 8/31/2015 and 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.