In the days shortly after the early January deadline had passed to enter Panini America’s annual Panini Super Bowl Kid Reporter Contest, 7-year-old Joseph Perez incessantly asked his parents, David and Jessica, if they had heard anything about winners. They hadn’t. And so as each day passed, Joseph become more crestfallen, resigned to the fact that one of the many entries he submitted through the Panini Kid Reporter website from football cards he’d received as Christmas gifts wasn’t the lucky one.
So you can imagine Joseph’s surprise when his mom pulled him out of class from Cornerstone Christian School in Wildomar, Calif., late last week to take a phone call that the second-grader never expected — and that he’ll never forget.
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