MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- In a display of Minnesota-nice, CEO of Element Electronics, Mike O'Shaughnessy gifted his two premium seats to the Big Game to a patient at Gillette Children's Hospital. The winner of the contest was Gage, a 14 year-old kid who was diagnosed with traumatic brain injury when he was just ten months old. Gage is a lifelong Gillette patient. When announced his mother exclaimed, "Oh my gosh, I can't believe Gage won! He is so excited. It is a dream come true for him," said his mother Penny Robinson. "Gage has been a lifelong football fan. It is so cool that it's in our hometown, Minnesota."
For a chance to win, patients participated in a day-long contest on Facebook by posting a photo or video of themselves being bold on Gillette's Facebook page. Following the contest, Gillette selected a winner at random. This ties into the #BoldNorth campaign happening throughout Minnesota for the Big Game weekend. To be eligible, contestants had to be an active Gillette patient who has received at least one treatment or checkup at Gillette within the past year.
Element and Gillette both maintain campuses in the Twin Cities and are committed to giving back. "With the excitement of the Big Game as a backdrop one might forget that there are many not able to fully participate in the fun," said Mike O'Shaughnessy. "It is an honor to make this happen for one amazing person and their guest."
About Element Electronics
Element Electronics manufactures and markets state-of-the-art TVs, monitors and other consumer electronics with advanced design, unwavering quality, reliability and support all for an affordable price. A portion of Element products are proudly assembled in the U.S.A. Learn more at www.elementelectronics.com.
About Gillette Children's Specialty Network
Founded in 1897, Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare was the first hospital in the nation for kids who have disabilities. Last year, nearly 25,000 families with children facing such complex medical conditions as cerebral palsy, epilepsy and traumatic brain injury, trusted Gillette to help their children thrive. Gillette tailors its care model specifically to the needs of its patient and family community so they can achieve their highest potential. Go to gillettechildrens.org to learn more.
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