Shopko Announces "Kick-Off Kid Contest" For Green Bay Packers' Home Games This Football Season

Aug 20, 2015, 08:57 ET from Shopko

GREEN BAY, Wis., Aug. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/-- As excitement builds for the start of another professional football season, Shopko is giving children across the country an opportunity to serve as the "kick-off kid" at Lambeau Field, home to the Green Bay Packers, one of the most storied franchises in professional sports.

Open to children ages 6-12 (entrant must be over the age of 18), the "Kick-Off Kid Contest" sponsored by Shopko will provide one lucky young fan per Packers' home game during the 2015-16 season with a prize package that includes four free tickets and a once-in-a-lifetime experience of running onto the field to pick up the tee after the initial kick-off. To enter, go to, and follow the instructions.

Each child may be entered once for each of the following Packers' home games hosted at Lambeau Field this season:       

September 20Seattle
September 28 – Kansas City
October 11St. Louis
October 18San Diego
November 15Detroit
November 26Chicago
December 13Dallas
January 3Minnesota

For the final home game of the regular season, Shopko will select five winners, with each receiving four tickets to the game. Fans will be asked to vote on which young fan will be picked as the kick-off kid for that game – encouraging voters to rally around their hometown representative.  

"Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin is one of the most iconic destinations in all of sports," said Peter McMahon, Shopko CEO. "Many children dream about standing on the 'frozen tundra' of Lambeau Field some day and we're thrilled to facilitate such dreams through this fun and engaging contest. We can't wait to see the excitement on the face of the winners as they race onto the field to grab the tee." 

Full details of the promotion with terms and conditions can be found at Once entered, contestants are invited to "share" the contest with Facebook friends to encourage others to enter.

The contest will run through December 6, 2015 at 11:59 pm CST, with winners being announced well in advance of each game.

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About Shopko

Shopko is owned by an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc., a leading private investment firm focused on leverage buyouts, equity, debt, and other investments in market-leading companies. 

Founded in 1962 and headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Shopko Stores Operating Co., LLC is a $3 billion retailer that operates 343 stores in 24 states throughout the Central, Western and Pacific Northwest regions. Retail formats include 131 Shopko stores, providing quality name-brand merchandise, great values, pharmacy and optical services in small to mid-sized cities; 5 Shopko Express Rx stores, a convenient neighborhood drugstore concept; 4 Shopko Pharmacy locations; and 203 Shopko Hometown stores, a smaller concept store developed to meet the needs of smaller communities.  For more information, visit

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