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