“Mask Up Gallatin” to win
Area partners come together to promote mask wearing
Gallatin County residents who wear masks in public places may be invited to play a game.
Ambassadors of the promotion “Mask Up Gallatin” and select area retailers and employers will distribute 5,000 game cards through Oct. 19, according to a press release. Those who are seen wearing facemasks in public, as well as to front-line employees who wear masks every day in their jobs could be selected.
The game offers 200 instant-win prizes valued at over $4,500, including day passes to Bridger Bowl, Big Sky Resort, Spire Climbing & Fitness Center, Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center, Crosscut Mountain Center, The Ridge Athletic Club, as well as gift cards and merchandise. There is also the potential to be entered into a drawing for the Grand Prize – $250 in downtown dollars.
The game cards direct recipients to the www.maskupgallatin. com promotional website where they can enter the unique code on their game piece for a chance to win.
The program was developed by Bozeman-based marketing agency Cottonwood Enterprises, Inc. and is funded by a number of partners including Bozeman Health, Gallatin County, the Bozeman Area Chamber of Commerce, as well as the State of Montana – through a business innovation grant.
Bozeman Health’s Lauren Brendel as well as Gallatin City-County Health Officer Matt Kelley emphasized the importance of mask wearing in slowing the spread of COVID-19 and looking out for the community.
“Gallatin County recognizes that the necessary precautions we’re all taking to deal with this pandemic – including mask-wearing – can be an inconvenience, ” Gallatin County Commissioner Scott MacFarlane said, calling the game a gesture of appreciation and reminder “that we’re all in this together.”
Karri Clark of the Bozeman Area Chamber of Commerce noted that area businesses “recognize that common-sense precautions are key for keeping their doors open and their employees on the job.” This promotion functions as a way to thank customers for helping to keep the local economy on track, she said.