Pats announce Super sweepstakes

In a year where the Patriots are celebrating volunteerism, the club announced today the opening of a “Super Bowl for Super People” online sweepstakes, which is meant to recognize outstanding individuals in the public service sector.

Ten winners will be randomly selected from a pool of police officers, firefighters, teachers, military personnel and nurses in New England who have been identified as “Super People” by their superiors.

Two winners from each category will receive the “Super Bowl for Super People” package, an all-expenses paid, one-day trip to Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis for them and a guest, including game tickets, round-trip airfare, transportation to and from the game and tickets to the Patriots’ postgame party.

“Throughout a season dedicated to my sweetheart, we recognized outstanding individuals for their many contributions to our community through ‘Celebrate Volunteerism,’” owner Robert Kraft said in a statement. “In New England, we’re all part of the same community and part of the same family, and we all benefit from the dedication of hard-working public servants. We’re glad that through this sweepstakes we can reward those who have chosen a career in public service and through their commitment to giving back have earned the recognition of their superiors. We’re excited to have them in our day-of-game travel party as representatives of their professional communities."

Police chiefs, fire chiefs, school superintendents, commanding officers and doctors/head nurses are invited to nominate one outstanding contributor from their team on Patriots.com (link here).

The sweepstakes opens Monday, Jan. 23 at 6 p.m. and closes at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25. Nominees must be 18 years of age or older, have transportation to the departure location on Feb. 5 and live in New England.

The randomly-selected winners will be contacted by Saturday, Jan. 28.