Football Fan Scores Free Super Bowl Tickets
Wait until you hear why he won the ultimate prize.
A UPS driver got the surprise of a lifetime last week. It came in the form of a text message telling him that he won tickets to the upcoming Super Bowl.
Kameron Rees says he was more than a little bit skeptical at first.
"I kinda just stopped for a second and your heart starts racing," he told Fox4KC . "All the thoughts go, 'Is it really real? Or am I getting played?'"
Turns out, the lifelong Kansas City Chiefs fan wasn't getting "played."
Rees was randomly chosen by the NFL and the TEAM Coalition, which stands for Techniques for Effective Alcohol Management. The coalition is made up of national sports leagues, beer wholesalers and stadium managers who promote responsible alcohol consumption.
When Rees purchased his season tickets, he took a pledge to be a designated driver on several game days. Since he took the pledge, he was entered into a lottery to receive free tickets to Super Bowl LIV. His sacrifice paid off – and now the plane ride, hotel and two tickets to the big game in Miami, FL are all covered.
Rees said he didn't mind being the DD at all, especially since he has a personal connection to drinking and driving.
"I've had family members unfortunately go through some things. So to me it really hits home," Rees said. "It doesn't normally just affect you; it's affecting a lot of people around you, families that you don't even know."
Rees has decided to take his Dad with him to the game, a fitting choice considering that they've been watching the games together for years.
"My dad took me to my first Chiefs game at 4," Rees said, "and 26 years later I get to go and take him."
Sounds like the reward couldn't have gone to a better guy. Congratulations Rees!
Maybe this story will inspire you to take a turn at being a designated driver, or to make better choices in general when it comes to your health and the health of those around you. You might now win Super Bowl tickets, but you can feel confident knowing that you're keeping yourself, and others, safe. Let's #StartSomethingGood together.