Winning a once-in a-lifetime chance for baseball fans around the world, four pint-sized card collectors will have the opportunity to meet one of the biggest athletes of all time. On February 10, these four lucky UpperDeckKids.com sweepstakes winners will play ball with New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter while learning a couple of tips and tricks of the game. The “Play Ball! with Derek Jeter” baseball clinic will take place at the Yankees spring training facility, Legends Field, in Tampa, Florida.
Justin Topa (15, Binghamton, New York), Jordan Boone (10, Las Vegas, Nevada), Bryce Porter (10, Costa Mesa, California) and Gavin Leonard (9, Bristol, Virginia) each won the grand prize to meet Jeter through various promotions on www.UpperDeckKids.com. This included of a “Collector-of-the-Month” contest and the “Spell It and Win!” sweepstakes, which required kids to collect Upper Deck sports cards that spelled out J-E-T-E-R. Topa won the “Collector-of-the-Month” contest by submitting a well-written essay as to why he should be chosen to attend win the award, while Boone, Porter and Leonard were awarded the grand prize for entering the various Play Ball! with Derek Jeter sweepstakes hosted on UpperDeckKids.com.
The clinic allows each winner an opportunity to receive one-on-one instruction on infield and outfield play, as well as batting tips from Jeter. Winners will also have a chance to participate in a Q&A and have lunch with the baseball icon.
In addition to the grand prize, each winner will also receive a signed photo with Jeter, boxes of Upper Deck baseball cards, a personalized trading card featuring themselves with Jeter and an all-expense-paid trip to Tampa for the event for them and one guest.