Kettle Campaign in OT

By Denise Jackson

December 24, 2013 Updated Dec 24, 2013 at 9:55 PM CDT

EAST PEORIA,IL-- Bears and packers fans braved bone chilling temperatures Tuesday in Central Illinois.

They did not come to watch a game, but instead to help raise money for the Salvation army's tree of lights campaign. Die hard Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers fans tossed money inside their team painted kettle outside of Bass Pro in East Peoria.

Just last week, Packer fans grabbed the title by collecting the largest amount of money. As you can imagine during the overtime challenge, competition was pretty intense.

"The fun thing is to come out and ring bells with family, that's the whole family, packer fans. Families come out, people like it," said Green Bay Packers Fan Sam Amizk.

"Actually we're doing really well. I got a lot of bears fans out here showing their support. It helps that the bears are playing the packers on Sunday. It helps the Salvation Army," said Chicago Bears Fan Jason Shields.

This the first time in 19 years that the kettle challenge went into overtime.

The results of the OT challenge will be released Thursday.

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