- Chicago, Ill., December 1, 2009 – The Chicago Bears’ Greg Olsen took a new job today, to provide some extra help behind the counter at the FedEx Office location on Canal Street. Olsen along with 5 other NFL players in cities across the country helped promote a national “Pack and Ship with the Pros” program from FedEx Office, giving customers a chance to win Super Bowl tickets and ship with their local pros. Here Olsen lends a hand in helping FedEx Office employees pack and ship this holiday season (Photo Credit: Brian Kersey)
NFL Players Pack and Ship with FedEx Office Pros,
Give Fans a Chance to Attend Super Bowl XLIV
DALLAS, December 1, 2009 – FedEx Office (formerly FedEx Kinko’s), a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), today announced that the company is “hiring” some unconventional holiday help – from some of the National Football League’s most talented players. Today, FedEx Office is calling in backups to staff FedEx Office centers in six cities across the U.S., by recruiting NFL players to help customers pack and ship their holiday gifts.
The announcement comes as part of the FedEx Office “Pack and Ship with the Pros” promotion, which gives customers across the country a chance to win a trip to Super Bowl XLIV, tickets to the 2010 Pro Bowl and other prizes, by simply signing up and shipping their gifts and everyday packages at any FedEx Office this season.
To kick off the program, NFL players will huddle with team members at FedEx Office locations in Dallas, Houston, Chicago, Miami, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. to learn how to pack, ship and deliver a winning holiday season for its customers. During the multi-city event, individuals will have the opportunity for some of their favorite players to pack and ship their items, as well as getting the chance to win autographed NFL merchandise just for stopping by the centers.
“This is a fun, unexpected way to interact with fans during the holiday shopping season, and I’m looking forward to learning from the real pros,” said Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten. “I’m usually focused on delivering a great on-field performance, but if everything goes well, I just might try my hand at delivering packages.
“This holiday season, FedEx expects to ship more than 50 million packages across the country and around the world during the week of December 14 alone. We want to give our customers a surprising and unique incentive for shipping with us prior to the busiest week of the year,” said Jon Cannon, senior vice president, Global Operations for FedEx Office.
The FedEx Office Pack and Ship with the Pros promotion is a national sweepstakes that runs from now through December 31, 2009. For each qualifying package sent between now and December 31, 2009, FedEx Office customers will be given a code printed on their receipts, which can be entered online at http://www.fedex.com/rewards for a chance to win one of dozens of prizes, including a trip to Super Bowl XLIV, the 2010 Pro Bowl or a $100 Visa® Gift card.
For complete rules, information about participating locations, or to learn more about the FedEx Office Pack and Ship promotion, visit www.fedex.com/rewards.
All player participation is facilitated by NFL PLAYERS, the licensing and marketing subsidiary of the NFL Players Association.