The Green Bay Packers and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, for the first time ever, offered fans the chance to do the Lambeau Leap during the Dec. 9 game against the Detroit Lions through the "Lambeau Leap Sweepstakes," presented by Robert Haack Diamonds.
Ten finalists have been randomly selected from 35 semifinalists (who received gift cards to the Packers Pro Shop and Robert Haack Diamonds) and will come to Lambeau Field on Tuesday, Nov. 20, from 2 to 4 p.m. for a Lambeau Leap instructional training led by Packers wide receiver James Jones. The finalists will then have their chance to show their best leap into the stands.
The finalists are Cory Uttech, Sheboygan; Jane Beutin, South Milwaukee; Heidi Mabie, Plymouth; Steven Geary, Madison; Sharon Guenther, Onalaska; Cindy Buchkowski, Mosinee; Adam Roberts, Fond du Lac; Jake Wickman, Shawano; Jeffery Nyberg, Pleasant Prarie; and Tom Finiak, Franklin.
One grand-prize winner will be selected from the 10 finalists following their leaps to perform the Lambeau Leap during halftime of the Dec. 9 contest against the Lions. The grand-prize winner will also receive four club seats to the Dec. 9 game, four VIP sidelines passes, a game ball, a Packers jersey with the winner's name on the back and a one-night accommodation in Green Bay. The other nine finalists will receive a jersey autographed by Jones.
Members of the media are invited to cover any portion of the event outlined below.
For more information on the sweepstakes, visit http://www.jsonline.com/theleap.
LAMBEAU LEAP SWEEPSTAKES EVENT INFO:
Who: Packers wide receiver James Jones, 10 sweepstakes finalists and Packers representatives.
What: Participating in a Lambeau Leap instructional class and competing for the best Lambeau Leap, both led by Jones.
When: Tuesday, Nov. 20, from 2 to 4 p.m. See below for a specific schedule:
2 to 2:15 p.m. - Welcome and history of the Lambeau Leap led by James Jones, Q-and-A with attendees and an autograph/photo session (Johnny Blood Room, Associated Bank Club Level-fourth floor).
2:30 to 3:20 p.m. - Stadium tour.
3:20 p.m. - Lambeau Leap competition (stadium bowl).
Where: Lambeau Field. Media planning to cover only the competition should enter through the loading dock and proceed through the tunnel to the field. Media who wish to cover the entire event should enter through the Atrium doors and use the escalators to reach the fourth floor and Blood Room.
Interviews/Photo opportunities: Packers wide receiver James Jones, 10 sweepstakes finalists and Packers representatives will be available for interviews during the competition.
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