Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Snow Shoe, PA Boy Wins Nickelodeon Toy Run: Family Style Toy Shopping Spree

DuBois, Pa. - 6-year-old Keegan Stanisic from Snow Shoe in Centre County was one of three lucky grand prize winners across the U.S. to win a $3,000 toy shopping spree with the Nickelodeon Toy Run: Family Style sweepstakes!

Here’s the catch-- Keegan and his mom only had three minutes to run through the aisles and grab as many toys as they could.

“I just had to run, get as much as I can," Keegan told WTAJ.

“It was total chaos," his mom Raquel Stanisic said. "I didn’t think it would be. I was yelling to him and we would stop and he would grab.”

It all happened at the DuBois Walmart on Tuesday, December 4.

Stanisic was cheered on by his family and Walmart employees.

Nickelodeon crews caught the whole experience on camera for a social media revival of their beloved 90s Toy Run contest.

Officials of Nickelodeon said they're now talking to parents who grew up watching Neckelodeon's Toy Run.

“Why bring back the toy run? Because it’s every kid’s dream come true and that’s what Nickelodeon is all about," Rebecca Blumberg, Director of Marketing and Promotions of Nickelodeon said.

When the time was up, Keegan and his mom had filled several shopping carts with toys worth $3,000.

“I picked up some Lego sets, Nerf guns, a little doll for my cousin and a lot of stuff," Keegan said.

The store was filled with lots of support from friends, family and Walmart associates.

“Keegan treated us really well today, he didn’t trash the place too bad," DuBois Walmart manager Howie Allen said. "The biggest thing is cleaning up the confetti from the excitement at the end.”

"Our associates were really excited that we got to be part of something that was much bigger than just the DuBois Walmart Supercenter," Store Manager Howie Allen told WJAC. 'We’re part of a bigger purpose and mission and it was great for us.”

Stanisic's mother said it's an experience he will never forget.

“It’s a lifetime memory, I mean how many kids get to run through a toy aisle and get whatever they want for nothing? We’re very thankful to Walmart and Nickelodeon," Stanisic said.

She said Keegan will keep many of the toys, give some to his cousins and donate the rest to their local food pantry.

Stanisic was selected from more than 150,000 entries. Other winners are from Wisconsin and Texas.

Keegan’s Toy Run: Family Style shopping spree will available to watch by mid-December on Nickelodeon and Walmart's social media pages.

Congrats Keegan! :)

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