Do it for Babydog Round 3: Gov. Justice and Babydog present $50,000 check, host party for students at Wirt County Middle School / Primary Center


ELIZABETH, WV – Gov. Jim Justice traveled to Wirt County Middle School / Wirt County Primary Center in Elizabeth today, presenting students and staff with a $50,000 check as winners in Round 3 of the “Do it for Babydog” vaccination sweepstakes.

The Governor brought along his pet English Bulldog and sweepstakes mascot, Babydog, and threw a party for the entire school to celebrate.

“Today is a really special day that we celebrate you,” Gov. Justice said. “We also want to encourage you, and everyone, to get vaccinated.”

The Governor and Babydog then presented school administrators with the check for $50,000.
“This pandemic has been really tough. We wish it was gone,” Gov. Justice added. “We will absolutely get through this and a big part of that is getting vaccinated. I believe wholeheartedly that the more people that are vaccinated, the less people will die. I would hope, at the end of the day, your parents would decide you’re better off if you get vaccinated.”

The event also included remarks by a doctor to talk about the safety and efficacy of vaccines.
In addition to the check and party at WCMS/WCPC, an additional 126 prizes were awarded earlier today as part of the second week of giveaways in “Do it for Babydog: Round 3.”

Khloe Thayer of Cameron won an individual grand prize of a $50,000 Educational Savings Fund, while another 25 young West Virginians each won a $10,000 Educational Savings Fund; a 529 plan managed by the State Treasurer’s Office that will grow over time and be able to be used for any educational-related expenses, not just higher education.

An additional 100 young West Virginians won a Lifetime Hunting and Fishing License.
“Do it for Babydog: Round 3” is focused on educating children and their parents on the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine and the importance of getting West Virginia’s youngest residents vaccinated.

All West Virginians ages 5-18 who have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine are eligible to enter the sweepstakes. Children ages 5-17 must have parental consent to be vaccinated.

Vaccinated West Virginians still have two more chances to win big in the Babydog sweepstakes.

Online registration to be eligible to win in the next prize drawing will remain open until Sunday, Dec. 5, at 11:59 p.m. EST. Winners will be announced the week of Dec. 6. The final prize drawing will be held the following week.
*Those who previously registered for Round 1 and/or Round 2 of the sweepstakes are required to register again to be eligible for Round 3*

Free COVID-19 vaccinations are available and approved for everyone ages 5 and older. West Virginians interested in being vaccinated or having their children vaccinated are encouraged to visit or call the West Virginia Vaccine Info Line: 1-833-734-0965.
Week 1 - Nov. 19
Week 2 - Nov. 30 (TODAY)
Week 3 - Week of Dec. 6
Week 4 - Week of Dec. 13
Week 1 - Cameron Elem. School
Week 2 - Wirt Co. MS/Primary Center
Week 3 - To Be Announced
Week 4 - To Be Announced
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