Youth-led Anti-Tobacco Contest Ends Friday

Throughout October, high school students across the state will have the chance to win a school visit by a Green Bay Packer. Launched by Wisconsin's youth-led anti-tobacco movement, FACT, the "Take a Packer to School" contest runs through this Friday.

Five FACT members from around the state will each win a visit by a Green Bay Packer at his or her high school later this fall. Non FACT members are invited to join the movement and participate in the contest by visiting or A Packer will address the winners' schools and provide the winning students tickets to a Packers game and team merchandise.

"I don't know many kids who wouldn't love the chance for a Green Bay Packer to come to their school," said Katie Peters, FACT member from Green Bay, Wis. "I'm ready to help kick FACT into high gear with this contest and encourage others to join me in the fight against Big Tobacco," she said.

David Gundersen, executive director of the Wisconsin Tobacco Control Board, said, "The FACT members are excited to have the Packers on their side. It means a lot to the FACT kids to have Packers standing with them to get the message out that tobacco companies are targeting youth with their advertising. Packers can help kids understand that using tobacco doesn't make you cool or tough. It just means you've been manipulated by the tobacco companies."

Green Bay Packers Assistant Director of Marketing Craig Benzel said, "The Green Bay Packers organization is committed to discouraging Wisconsin youth from taking up tobacco. Our organization is proud to team up with Wisconsin youth and FACT."

FACT was developed by youth from throughout Wisconsin and has chapters throughout the state. The anti-tobacco youth campaign is funded by the Wisconsin Tobacco Control Board (WTCB) as part of the Master Settlement Agreement against the tobacco industry.

For more information about FACT visit or Teens interested in FACT should visit or

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