Are Ya Ready for Some Football?

UPS (Atlanta) and former NFL quarterback Archie Manning are looking for videos of the country’s best amateur football interceptions in the UPS Delivery Intercept Challenge Video Contest.

Those who submit videos of interceptions to can nab cash and prizes and compete for a chance to steer a donation of as much as $10,000 to the high school or youth football program of their choice.

UPS will even give a $100 American Express® Gift Card and a football to 100 people – the first 25 qualified entrants in each of the contest’s four “quarters” -- just for submitting videos.

“In my family of quarterbacks, the word ‘interception’ wasn’t one we allowed at the dinner table,” Manning said. “But the UPS Delivery Intercept Challenge Video Contest is making me look at interceptions in a whole new light. It’s going to be a lot of fun and will benefit some great football programs.”

The contest highlights a service UPS introduced earlier this year called UPS Delivery Intercept that allows UPS shippers to make game-saving interceptions of their own. The industry’s only Web-enabled package interception service, UPS Delivery Intercept gives customers the ultimate flexibility and control to return, redirect or hold packages before they’re delivered.

Today through Dec. 3, U.S. residents 21 and older are invited to submit digital videos of interceptions from high school, youth and other amateur football games to the contest Web site at Even vintage footage is eligible, but not videos of the pros and officially sanctioned college football.

Submitted videos will be posted to the contest site, and visitors will have the opportunity to view and rate them. Entries will be grouped into four “quarters” according to the dates they’re submitted.

In December, judges will pick eight finalists – two from each quarter – to advance to the UPS Delivery Intercept Challenge Bowl. Online voting on those eight videos from Dec. 17 through Jan. 4, 2008 will determine the winners, to be announced Jan. 9, 2008.

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