Online voters picked a video of a one-handed interception by
For submitting the grand prize video, Boose will receive $25,000 in cash and a $10,000 donation to the amateur football team of his choice, which he plans to steer to the Flora High football program. Former NFL quarterback Archie Manning, who served as the contest's spokesperson and helped pick eight finalists, will be coming to Flora to deliver the prize at a celebratory tailgate party.
"The whole town got behind this," Boose said. "It's been pretty amazing."
Boose, a member of the local Quarterback Club, said the $10,000 donation may go to establish a fund to build a new field house at the high school.
Second prize - $7,500 in cash and a $5,000 donation - goes to Denise Mitchell of
And third prize - $5,000 in cash and a $2,500 donation - goes to Lee Kirby of
"It was great to see these amazing videos come streaming in from all over the country and we're delighted to provide some much-needed funding to eight amateur teams," said Alan Gershenhorn, UPS senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing. "In addition, the contest has been a great opportunity to build awareness of UPS Delivery Intercept, which provides our customers an unprecedented level of control over their shipments."
The contest drew more than 175 highlight-reel videos from all over the country. The 175 then were narrowed to eight finalists by an elite panel of judges including Manning; star New England linebacker (and The UPS Store franchisee) Rosevelt Colvin; Director
Online voting from Dec. 17 through Jan. 4 chose the three top winners, but the remaining five finalists are winners as well. The submitter of each will receive $750 in cash and a $250 donation to the amateur team of his choice. The five are:
John Stark Regional Generals. Weare, N.H. Danny makes a break on the ball for the pickoff and returns it 50 yards for a touchdown. Submitted by Bill Raycraft of Weare.
In addition to the UPS Delivery Intercept Video Contest UPS also offered the UPS Delivery Intercept Instant Win Game and Customer Sweepstakes. This interactive football-themed game attracted UPS customers to learn more about UPS Delivery Intercept for an opportunity to play, win prizes and receive entries into a sweepstakes.
Paul Price of
Price spent his professional career with the Birmingham Police Department and served in
You can view all the prize-winners along with the other 168 video entrees at www.ups.com/challenge.