The Idaho Potato Commission gave $10,000 to a 14-year-old from Davenport, Iowa, who won its Idaho Potato Harvest Game sweepstakes.
Courtesy Idaho Potato Commission
Reid Wiebler (left) and his principal, Chuck Elbert, of Assumption High School, pose with the Idaho Potato Commission's Spuddy Buddy Mascot after Wiebler won $10,000 from the commission in its Harvest Game sweepstakes.
Reid Wiebler keeps half the money and the other $5,000 goes to his school, Assumption Catholic High School.
To win the sweepstakes, which the commission started in September, Wiebler watched a video at the commissionâs Web site in which Spuddy Buddy, the commissionâs mascot, taught him about how an Idaho potato grows and gets to market. Then, Wiebler played a short memory game, in which he had to prove his learning from the video, to qualify for the sweepstakes.
âWe know that consumers and schools alike are struggling during this weak economy and we wanted to give kids of all ages the opportunity to learn how Americaâs favorite potato is grown, as well as the chance to win a cash gift, something that everyone can use, especially around the holidays,â said Frank Muir, president and chief executive officer of the commission, in the release.