SNY, the official television home of the New York Mets, New York Jets and Big East Conference, today announced that 11-year old Jacob Resnick has won the network's popular Kidcaster Contest presented by New York's 529 College Savings Program. Jacob will appear in the SNY broadcast booth on August 2nd to help call a half-inning in the Mets-Marlins game with the Mets critically acclaimed announcers Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez and Ron Darling. In the inaugural Kidcaster Contest presented by New York's 529 College Savings Program, 10-year old Kyle Singh of Queens was simply amazin' as he joined live during a Mets game. Kyle's entertaining play-by-play performance not only impressed Gary, Keith and Ron -- but it also drew local and national media attention.
This is the third year of the Kidcaster Contest presented by New York's 529 College Savings Program. The runner-up in the 2011 contest was ten year old Jake Okula, who appeared in an episode of Kids Clubhouse and got the chance to interview Mets field reporter Kevin Burkhardt.
"The Kidcaster Contest hits a home run with the Mets' youngest fans: it offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity for kids to show their love for the Mets, their favorite major league team, and through the contest's affiliation with New York's 529 College Saving Program - it brings attention to the importance of saving for college for the next generation of college students," said Matthew P. McCarthy, head of Vanguard's Education Savings Group.
For more information about New York's 529 College Savings Program Direct Plan, obtain a Program Brochure and Tuition Savings Agreement at ny529plan.com or call 1-877-NYSAVES. This brochure includes investment objectives, risks, charges, expenses, and other information. You should read and consider them carefully before investing.