WBAY Prize Patrol is BACK………..

WBAY-TV Prize Patrol Contest – February 2012

1. Go to WBAY.COM, click on either Matt Smith or Rebecca Schuld’s picture to vote and donate to the Red Cross for your chance to win 2 (two) tickets to “Dancing With the Stars” February 18th at the Radisson in Green Bay as well as a wine basket from Wine Premiere valued at $150.

2. Entrants must be at least 21 years old and must be from WBAY-TV’s viewing area.  Employees of WBAY-TV, Young Broadcasting Inc., participating sponsors, competing television stations, cable and satellite companies, and their immediate families are not eligible.

3. The contest entry period is Monday, Saturday January 28, 2012 – Friday, February 10, 2012. You can donate/vote as many times as you would like. For every $1 donated, you receive 1 vote and 1 entry.

4. Odds of winning are determined by the number of valid entries.

5. One winner will be chosen by random drawing Saturday, February 11 from all entries received.

6. The prize of two tickets to the “Dancing With the Stars” is valued at $160; the wine basket is valued at $150.

7. Winners will be notified by phone, email, orU.S.mail.  In the unlikely event WBAY-TV is unable to contact a winner, another entry will be chosen to determine a winner.  WBAY-TV is not responsible for errors, problems, or difficulties with printing,U.S.mail, internet (including e-mail), or telephone.

8. A donation to the Lakeland Chapter of the American Red Cross qualifies you for entries.

9. This contest may be discontinued or rules changed at any time without notice.

10. This contest is conducted by WBAY-TV whose decisions are final on all matters.

12. The prize is non-transferable, non-redeemable for cash and may not be substituted by the winner.  Some restrictions apply.  It also will be forfeited if not claimed within seven (7) days of notification and may be substituted by WBAY-TV in the unlikely event that it is unavailable due to circumstances beyond our control.  Delivery is not included.

13. Winners agree that WBAY-TV, their sponsors, agencies and affiliates have no liability in connection with the acceptance or use of any prizes awarded in this contest.

14. A copy of these rules is available at the WBAY-TV studios located at 115 South Jefferson Street, Green Bay, Wisconsin, 54301.

15. Upon completion of the contest, a complete list of winners will be available upon written request to WBAY-TV.

16. Void where prohibited.

Get to Know our Intern Dancers: Kari Hinrichs

Kari is a Green Bay native. She will be graduating in May from the University of Wisconsin Green Bay with a double major in Urban Design and Studio Arts.

I started ballroom my freshman year of college. I danced tap, jazz and ballet since I was seven, teaching it since 14, but college stopped my dancing career. I saw a flyer for UWGB Ballroom club while eating lunch with friends, and we all decided to try it out. It started a great new part of my life, adding new friends and opportunities. I love sharing not only ballroom dance itself, but the love of dance with others. I choreograph ballroom pieces for ‘Danceworks,’ a concert of dance at UWGB; and have been competing for three years, holding a State International Latin Title. Ballroom is a big part of my life. I’m excited to be dancing with Matt Smith. He is a great person and partner.

I’m so glad to be working with the Red Cross. This is my first year dancing with a star, I’m excited to help such an amazing organization that touches the lives of many.

Get to Know: Matt Smith

Hi! My name is Matt Smith and I am a Weekend Morning Anchor and Reporter. I have the pleasure of waking up at 4am every Saturday and Sunday with fellow Star, Rebecca Schuld (in different homes obviously…!), to let you know the world hasn’t ended overnight while telling you about all the murderers and robbers running around. Seriously, I love my job and am very thankful to be working for WBAY – a station that still has a strong emphasis on journalism and community involvement. I am aMinnesotanative living in Packers’ territory. I attendedSt.John’sUniversityinMinnesota, with a degree in communications and political science. Some of my hobbies include watchingMinnesotasports lose games, running, and spending time with families both inWisconsinandMinnesota. I’d like to thank my family fromMinnesotawho will be making the trip to watch me dance and help raise money for the Red Cross!

My first memory as a dancer is with my Grandparents. My Grandma thought it would be a great idea to put some end-table decorations on our heads and dance around the living room. I was 18. Just kidding! More seriously, at our first dance in the 7th grade, out of all of my middle school friends I was the first to ask a girl to dance with me. I still brag about that with my friends to this day! Watching Dancing with the Stars on ABC, my favorite dancer would have to be Nancy Grace. “Wardrobe malfunction.” Justice served. Enough said.

Because of my journalism career in Green Bay, I have a unique relationship with the Red Cross. I get to cover all of the fires and disasters and see the Red Cross in action. From the Green Bay apartment fire in the middle of the winter to our brave local volunteers driving towards the heart of a disaster across country, the need is real. So, too, is their passion. The impact of our local Red Cross chapter cannot be summed up in words or numbers but through all the stories of those touched in their darkest moments.