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Patriots announce "Super Bowl for Super People" sweepstakes

Posted by Shalise Manza Young, Globe Staff  January 23, 2012 06:11 PM

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From the Patriots' media relations staff:

Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft today announced the opening of a "Super Bowl for Super People" online sweepstakes to recognize outstanding individuals in the public service sector as an extension of the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation's season-long "Celebrate Volunteerism" campaign.

Ten winners will be randomly selected from a pool of police officers, firefighters, teachers, military personnel and nurses in New England who have been identified as "Super People" by their superiors.

Two winners from each category will receive the "Super Bowl for Super People" package, an all-expenses paid, one-day trip to Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis for them and a guest, including game tickets, round-trip airfare, transportation to and from the game and tickets to the Patriots' postgame party.

"Throughout a season dedicated to my sweetheart [Myra Kraft], we recognized outstanding individuals for their many contributions to our community through 'Celebrate Volunteerism,'" said Kraft. "In New England, we're all part of the same community and part of the same family, and we all benefit from the dedication of hard-working public servants. We're glad that through this sweepstakes we can reward those who have chosen a career in public service and through their commitment to giving back have earned the recognition of their superiors. We're excited to have them in our day-of-game travel party as representatives of their professional communities"

Police chiefs, fire chiefs, school superintendents, commanding officers and doctors/head nurses are invited to nominate one outstanding contributor from their team via Patriots.com/community.

The sweepstakes opens Monday, January 23 at 6 p.m. and closes at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, January 25. Nominees must be 18 years of age or older, have transportation to the departure location on February 5 and live in New England. The randomly-selected winners will be contacted by Saturday, January 28.

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