GREEN BAY – Eleven-year-old Regan Carter was at home behind the microphone. She plans to go into theater one day, so it was no big deal to stand on the Radio City Music Hall stage and utter the following words:
“With the 121st pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Packers select Arizona State linebacker Carl Bradford.”
As the grand prize winner of the “Big Apple Giveaway,” Carter announced the Green Bay Packers fourth-round draft pick on Saturday, May 10, in New York City. The contest was a joint promotion between the Green Bay Packers and Edvest. Not only did Regan win a trip for four to the draft along with four Green Bay Packers jerseys, she also received a $10,529 Edvest college savings account.
Having been chosen from over 8,500 entries in the sweepstakes, Carter and her family were all excited about this unique opportunity. It was an experience the entire family will never forget.
The Waukesha, Wis., native had never been to New York City before. “It was incredible to see how big the city is,” Carter said. “It was an amazing experience; I loved every moment of it.”
In pursuit of her theater dreams, Carter doesn’t know what college she will attend yet, but she already knows she will definitely attend college.
Edvest is Wisconsin’s 529 College Savings Plan designed to help families save for higher education expenses. It takes just $25 to start an Edvest college savings plan and account owners can choose from more than 22 investment portfolios while enjoying one of the lowest cost 529 plans in the U.S. along with in-state tax advantages for Wisconsin residents.