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PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE PRIZE PATROL TO STRIKE AGAIN

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., Feb. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol, fresh from televising its annual $10 million sweepstakes award to a Phoenix woman at the conclusion of last week's Super Bowl, will hit the road again this week. Somewhere in the U.S., the Prize Patrol will surprise two individuals with a trophy and a check, for doing exceptional good deeds to improve community service. The newest winners were uncovered in the company's nationwide Good As Gold Awards search.

"There are more people out there doing such remarkable things then we could ever possibly acknowledge in our usual way," said Dave Sayer, head of the Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol. "Although the Good As Gold honorees shouldn't be confused with our regular sweepstakes winners, their contributions to their communities make them winners nonetheless," he says.

Details are being kept under wraps until the Good As Gold winners are notified in person by the Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol, which will be making a detour from their regular duties of personally delivering unexpected cash windfalls to sweepstakes winners. The Good An Gold honorees will be surprised with the same Prize Patrol van, flowers and balloons that accompany prize deliveries to the company's regular contest winners.

Winners of the Publishers Clearing House Good As Gold Awards were selected by an independent panel comprised of representatives from the media, who culled down nominations requested from 1,700 journalists around the country.

Among the winners: A wheel-chair bound retiree who collected more than 1,300 food items to single-handedly stock her town's community food shelf and a soup kitchen volunteer who helped more than 1,000 children of homeless families.

Other winners include an inner-city woman who acts as surrogate mother to hundreds of youths whose real mothers died of drug overdoses or violence; a retired school teacher who sold his middle-class home and moved into a devastated urban neighborhood to be closer to the people he hoped to help.

People who aren't community service super-stars can get in on Publishers Clearing House's fondness for surprising people with money by looking for regular sweepstakes mailings throughout the year.
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