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Arizona Cardinals hid 100 custom footballs throughout the state to celebrate 100th season of NFL

Posted at 2:30 PM, Jul 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-25 18:33:59-04

Tempe, AZ – The customized “NFL 100” Arizona Cardinals footballs were hidden in various locations around the state as part of their “Surprise and Delight” campaign to celebrate 100 years of NFL Football.

The first batch of footballs for discovery was distributed on Monday, July 29 and the final footballs will be dispersed on the morning of Friday, August 2. The Cardinals are encouraging fans throughout the state to search for the footballs, which they can keep when they find them. Fans on social media can also post pictures to announce where they found a ball using #Cardinals100 and #NFL100.

The Cardinals hid 97 standard NFL footballs with a customized painted panel featuring a club message. This might be the best statewide geocaching over the year with a prize that’s well worth the hunt.

An additional three gold balls are hidden, and those who locate them will win tickets to the Cardinals preseason home game against the Raiders on August 15th. One of the three gold ball recipients will also win 2019 season tickets.

In order to clue fans into where the footballs are, the Cardinals are making a Google map available that shows the location within 100 feet. All footballs will be outside and visible, at locations such as parks, landmarks, places of business and buildings.

Follow the @ArizonaCardinals for hints and a link to the map.