Packers ring their way to victory |

Packers ring their way to victory

Staff Reports
Green Bay Packer fans Chris Ostrander and Rebecca Ostrander ring bells for the Salvation Army Red Kettle program in front of the Topsy Lane Walmart on Monday.
Jim Grant |

Green Bay Packer fans Chris and Rebecca Ostrander won the challenge against the 49ers fans Monday as they rang their bells at The Salvation Army Red Kettle Ring Off.

The Ostranders were in a friendly competition with a Pittsburgh Steeler fan Lynn Ellis, who was also ringing a bell for the red kettle program. The 49ers were represented in the “ringoff” by Josiah Cyr. The Packers won the challenge raising $226.51 for the cause and the 49ers fans raised $143.34.

The protest kettles for “Any other Team” raised $14.25.

The challenge took place at the WalMart on Topsy Lane 4-6 p.m. Monday night.

The total collected was $384.10 which makes the real winners of this contest the less fortunate families that The Salvation Army will be able to help do to the hard work of both teams’ fans and the generosity of the donors.

The money raised in The Salvation Army Red Kettles will be used to help local families.

The $384.10 is equal to about 11 needy families receiving a food box that will help feed them for a week.

It is also nearly enough for two disadvantaged kids to go to summer camp.

Money that is raised in the red kettles helps serve the community throughout the year and The Salvation Army is excited to see the community come together in a fun way to help them achieve their mission.

The Salvation Army of Carson City provides services to Carson City, Dayton, and Douglas County for more than 18,000 people each year helping with school supplies, emergency food and lodging, utilities, holiday assistance, summer day camp, before school care and summer camp. For more information please visit their website at