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NJ Girl’s Board Game Idea Wins Big In NFL Sponsored Contest

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Sarah Hullihen, 8, of Cumberland County, NJ with her winning game. (Credit: Ian Bush)

Sarah Hullihen, 8, of Cumberland County, NJ with her winning game. (Credit: Ian Bush)

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By Ian Bush

VINELAND, N.J. (CBS) – A South Jersey girl is looking to shake up family game night with a board game that’s anything but boring. In fact, even the NFL is taking notice:

“When they were going to announce the winner, I had my fingers crossed behind my back for good luck,” eight-year-old Sarah Hullihen said.

She didn’t need luck to take the grand prize in the NFL Play 60 Invention Contest — her game ‘Make it to the Top’ is just that good:

“It’s kind of like Candy Land, but with exercises — not the candy,” she explains.

To move your piece on the board, game cards direct you to get movin’:

“If you do 15 jumping jacks in 20 seconds, you get to move three spaces,” says Sarah.

The NFL and By Kids For Kids Company came up with the competition for a way to keep children active and healthy.

“They said they would try to sell my game in stores,” Sarah said excitedly.

The Winslow Elementary student also gets $5,000 and says she plans to go to Punta Cana with that money. And after vacation, Sarah the entrepreneur looks to be Sarah the politician:

“When I grow up, I want to become mayor, governor, congresswoman, and then the first female and Jewish president.”

For more information on the NFL contest, visit their website.

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