Kristi Jamison, MoDOT, 573-526-2482 or Sarah Luebbert, Tourism, 573-522-5501
JEFFERSON CITY - The grand prize winners of the "Catch a Train, Catch a Game" Sweepstakes will be announced first on Facebook and Twitter. The sweepstakes, which is now closed to entries, was sponsored by Amtrak, the Missouri Department of Transportation and the Missouri Division of Tourism to encourage tourism and train travel in Missouri.
Be among the first to know who wins the two grand prizes by following MoDOT, Tourism or Amtrak Missouri River Runner at:•· www.facebook.com/MoDOTStatewide •· http://www.visitmo.com/ (to sign up for Tourism's Facebook site) •· www.facebook.com/missouririverrunner•· http://twitter.com/modot •· http://twitter.com/MoTravelMama •· http://twitter.com/MoRiverRunner
Winners will be announced on June 18. Then, stay connected to these social media tools to receive quick and accurate information about Missouri's transportation system or about things to see and do throughout the state.
More than 8,200 people have entered the sweepstakes to win one of two grand prizes. One lucky person will win the Cardinals Grand Prize: four Amtrak Missouri River Runner round-trip tickets; four tickets to the Cardinals baseball game on July 17, 2010; a stay at the Millennium Hotel-St. Louis; and four passes to ride a tram to the top of the Arch. Another will win the Royals Grand Prize: four Amtrak Missouri River Runner round-trip tickets; four tickets to the Royals baseball game on June 26, 2010; a stay at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown; and four passes for Science City at Union Station Kansas City.
The names of the sweepstakes winners will also be released to the media and posted online at http://www.morail.org/ and http://www.visitmo.com/ later in the day on June 18.
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