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Wisconsin athletes encourage fans and communities to get vaccinated

Published: Apr. 5, 2021 at 6:46 PM CDT|Updated: Apr. 5, 2021 at 10:22 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - “Mingos take shots.” That is the social media campaign for Madison Forward FC.

The Flamingos are encouraging the Madison community to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

“The best way for you to play defense against COVID-19, is by getting your shot,” Gustavo Fernandes, Defender for Madison Forward FC said in a social media promotion on Twitter.

“I think a lot of people are doing that but for those who might not be, if our encouragement could maybe get them to go get the shot, I think that’s ultimately, a good thing for the community,” Conor Caloia, Chief Operating Officer and Co-owner of Madison Forward FC said.

A similar approach by the Milwaukee Brewers. Team officials and players held a press conference today, encouraging Wisconsinites to roll up their sleeves.

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