Reporting Mark Seelig
SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – A very lucky and creative San Francisco couple is in for a treat at Sunday’s NFC Championship game at Candlestick Park after winning a contest put on by the city’s Recreation and Parks Department.
Rec and Park officials put out the word on Friday that two tickets were up for grabs to anyone who clicked the “like” button on their Facebook page. Participants were then instructed to post a short message on why they were deserving of the tickets.
“I got the email that said they were having a contest,” said Jolee Crosson of San Francisco. “So I immediately forwarded it to my more creative husband and he came back with a great idea.”
Her husband Ben posted a picture of their wedding day, which happened to take place 18 months ago in Golden Gate Park’s Shakespeare Garden.
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He used some Photoshop wizardry to make it look like he was thinking of a Gold Rush cheerleader during their wedding kiss, while his wife was thinking about 49ers All Pro linebacker Patrick Willis.
Tracking down the couple to give them the good news was a difficult task, as they spent much of the day on Saturday at the Academy of Sciences with family and friends.
“The contest was over at noon and they said they were going to announce the winner at 2,” said Ben Crosson. “So at 2:05, I pulled out my phone to check if I had gotten an email and I had a lot of emails.”
Both Ben and Jolee are avid 49ers fans and each have their own game day jerseys they wear. In addition to the game tickets, they also received a much-needed parking pass for Sunday’s game. “Thank you San Francisco Rec and Parks. We love it!”
Ben said they were planning to watch the game at a family member’s house but now they get a chance to cheer on the red and gold from the confines of Candlestick Park.
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