GREEN BAY — The Green Bay Packers again this year offered fans a chance to have their photo printed on more than 80,000 game tickets, and now, the Packers have announced the “Packers Ticket Takeover Contest” winner has been selected.
Packers officials say the contest involved thousands of entries and a record 63, 797 votes.
Staci Abel of Pray, Montana was selected as the winner.
Abel shared a photo of her four-year-old twin sons, Desmond and Christian.
That photo will be printed on tickets for the “Fan Appreciation Game” — when the Packers take on the Minnesota Vikings on December 24th.
The contest ran from March 23 through April 27, and invited fans to submit a photo for a chance to have it printed on game tickets.
A panel of Packers officials chose the top five photos, and those five were posted on packerseverywhere.com to be voted on by fans.
Abel’s photo had the most votes in the contest and was named the grand prize winner.
According to the Packers, Abel grew up in Wisconsin, but her family relocated to Montana four years ago. The twins have been Packers fans since they were born, and the photo features them dressed in Packers jerseys, one with his arm around the other’s shoulders.
“I had two little boys who wouldn’t stand still for a photo. I was running out of daylight, so I gave up and said we were done. “They walked away, and when I looked up, I caught this nice moment,” Abel said.
In addition to having her photo printed on approximately 80,000 tickets for the 2016 season’s Fan Appreciation game, Abel and her family will receive tickets to the game, including hotel and flight accommodations.
Packers officials say this will be the first Packers game Desmond and Christian will attend.