Local finds second Dan Hampton wallet at Sinnissippi Park

Danielle Simpson
Danielle Simpson

Staff Report

A local resident became the second to find a wallet lost by former Chicago Bear great Dan Hampton as part of a fan engagement program to raise money for the United Way.

Danielle Simpson found Hampton’s missing wallet at Sinnissippi Park in Rockford. The program is sponsored by Associated Bank.

Simpson located the wallet by tracking clues posted on Associated’s Facebook and Twitter sites. Clues will continue to be posted for additional Hampton wallets on those social media sites until the middle of November.

For finding the wallet, Simpson and a guest will be invited to an exclusive Associated Bank-hosted event in December where they will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with the former all-pro player at Soldier Field. Simpson and other Illinois winners will also receive autographed merchandise and have a photo opportunity with Hampton. 

Dan Hampton spent 12 seasons in the NFL, all with the Bears. As a first-round draft pick in 1979, he was is a four-time Pro Bowl selection, Super Bowl champion and part of the 1980s All-Decade team for his stellar play on the defensive line. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2002.

Approximately 100 Hampton wallets will be lost and await finding at Associated branches and other prominent locations throughout the state until the middle of November. At the conclusion of the donation program, Associated will donate $10,000 to the United Way. Earlier this month, local resident Jay Newell found a missing wallet at the Associated Bank branch on Main Street in Rockford.

Comparable fan engagement activities are underway in Wisconsin and Minnesota where Associated operates branches.

Associated Bank has been the official bank of the Green Bay Packers since 1919.

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