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Do It For Babydog: Save a life, Change your life is Gov. Jim Justice’s vaccination sweepstakes consisting of a series of statewide prize drawings to increase awareness of the availability and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines and to provide incentives to West Virginians to get their COVID-19 vaccination.

Do it for Babydog: Round 3 is open to all West Virginians, ages 5-18, who have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Children ages 5-17 must have parental consent to be vaccinated and to register.

This round of the sweepstakes will feature four weeks of prize giveaways

The giveaway schedule will begin the week of Nov. 15, before taking a week off for the Thanksgiving holiday. Giveaways will resume the week of Nov. 29 and continue through the week of Dec. 6 and the week of Dec. 13. The giveaway will include the following prizes each week:

  • 25 Prizes of a $10,000 Educational Savings Fund
  • 100 Lifetime Hunting and Fishing Licenses
  • 1 Grand Prize Educational Savings Fund for a student
  • 1 Grand Prize check and party for a school

GRAND PRIZES:

Weeks 1-3

  • Student: One student per week will receive a $50,000 Educational Savings Fund
  • School: One school per week will receive a $50,000 check and will host a party with Gov. Justice and Babydog. These events will include an on-site vaccine clinic and opening remarks by a Doctor to talk about the safety and efficacy of vaccines.

Week 4

  • Student: One student will receive a $100,000 Educational Savings Fund
  • School: One school will receive a $100,000 check and will host a special holiday party with Santa (Gov. Justice) and his reindeer (Babydog) bringing presents for students. This event will also include anon-site vaccine clinic and opening remarks by a Doctor to talk about the safety and efficacy of vaccines. The Educational Savings Fund prizes will be in the form of a 529 plan, managed by the State Treasurer’s Office, which will be invested and grow over time. The fund can be used for any educational-related expenses, not just higher education.

*Those who previously registered for Round 1 and/or Round 2 of the vaccination sweepstakes are required to register again to be eligible for Round 3*

About Babydog

Babydog is Gov. Jim and First Lady Cathy Justice’s English Bulldog. She is just over 1 year old.

The Governor named Babydog the official mascot of his vaccination sweepstakes.
“If you won’t do it for me, if you won’t do it for your family, you’ve got to get vaccinated for Babydog,” Gov. Justice said. “She wants you vaccinated so badly.”

Babydog has provided brief but much-needed moments of levity a few times over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Justice had Babydog make her first briefing appearance in the lead up to Super Bowl LV to discourage West Virginians from holding large parties for the big game; saying that there was no need because Babydog already knew what was going to happen – and she famously went on to correctly predict that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers would score exactly 31 points in victory. In the time since, Babydog has become the Mountain State’s most famous and beloved pup, drawing smiles during each of her additional public appearances.

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Updated on November 9th, 2021 05:32PM