CULVER CITY, CALIF. (May 12, 2015) – Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers became a JEOPARDY! champion today on a special celebrity episode of America’s Favorite Quiz Show®; he won the game and claimed $50,000 for Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer (the MACC Fund).
Astronaut Mark E. Kelly came in second and won $10,000 for the Memorial Hermann Foundation (Houston, Texas), while “Shark Tank” entrepreneur Kevin O’Leary finished third, winning $10,000 for Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s Martin P. Solomon Medical Education Scholars Program (Boston).
JEOPARDY!, America’s Favorite Quiz Show® and its host, Alex Trebek, are celebrating their 31st season. The top-ranked quiz show, with 25 million viewers each week, JEOPARDY! holds the Guinness World Records® title for the most Emmy® Awards won by a TV game show (32 Emmys), including the 2015 Emmy® for Outstanding Game Show. In 2014, JEOPARDY! won the inaugural Writers Guild of America award for Outstanding Writing for Quiz and Audience Participation; it is also the recipient of a 2011 Peabody Award. JEOPARDY! is produced by Sony Pictures Television, a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company; it is distributed domestically by CBS Television Distribution and internationally by CBS Television International, both units of CBS Corp. For more information, please visit Jeopardy.com.
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