Governor Hochul Announces Second Round Winners of the #VaxandWin Football Sweepstakes in Partnership with New York’s Professional Football Teams
New York (STL.News) Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the second-round winners of New York State’s #VaxandWin Football Sweepstakes – a new incentive program designed to encourage unvaccinated New Yorkers to get vaccinated in partnership with New York’s professional football teams. The prizes for winners include game tickets, special in-game experiences, stadium tours, signed gear, FaceTime calls with alumni players, and more from the Buffalo Bills, New York Giants, and New York Jets. New York State will administer the random drawing and new winners will be selected each week over five weeks total. Three drawings remain after this week.
All New Yorkers who receive their first COVID-19 vaccine dose September 9, 2021 – October 24, 2021 are eligible. Parents and guardians can enter for school-aged New Yorkers 12-17 years old here. As part of these efforts, the State has also launched an integrated media campaign with each team, including vaccine encouragement videos and radio segments with alumni players who have each received the COVID-19 vaccine themselves.
“New York can win if we play together,” Governor Hochul said. “This means using new and creative mechanisms to ensure all eligible New Yorkers get vaccinated against COVID-19. Our #VaxandWin Football Sweepstakes is helping to encourage New Yorkers of all ages to get vaccinated, so as we get back to work, school, and football – we do it safely. Congratulations to our second-round winners, and thank you for doing your part to protect yourself and your community. I thank New York’s professional football teams for joining us in urging all eligible New Yorkers to get vaccinated.”
The Second-Round Winners Are:
Buffalo Bills Prizes:
- Kristi Mora, Erie County
- Kenyatta Poole Singletary, Monroe County
- Matthew Ingalls, Allegany County
- Phoenix Williams, Putnam County
- Richard Leigh, Monroe County
- Christian Boettcher, Erie County
- Chad Kowalik, Genesee County
New York Giants Prizes:
- Marco Tarantino, Richmond County
New York Jets Prizes:
- Alex Benveniste, Westchester County
- Michael Deats, Staten Island
- Emily Swinden, Ulster County
- Sara Hood, Delaware County
- racie Meyers, Nassau County
The New York State Department of Health has verified the vaccination status of winners.
New Yorkers can visit vaccines.gov, text their ZIP code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233 to find a nearby vaccine location and get vaccinated against COVID-19 today.
To learn more about New York State’s #VaxandWin football sweepstakes, interested New Yorkers can visit the site here and eligible New Yorkers can enter the sweepstakes here.
To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine and school-aged children, New Yorkers can visit our dedicated website ny.gov/vaxtoschool or follow @VaccinateNY on Instagram.