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KFC is celebrating its founder Colonel Harland Sanders’ 128th birthday by offering a college donation to the first child born on the Colonel’s birthday (Sept. 9, 2018) and named Harland. (PRNewsfoto/KFC)

If you have a baby on September 9th and name him or her Harland, KFC might give you an $11,000 college scholarship. Buzz60’s Keri Lumm reports.

Kentucky Fried Chicken® is celebrating its founder Colonel Harland Sanders’  128th birthday by launching a contest to inspire the next generation of Harlands.

The first baby born on the Colonel’s birthday, September 9,  and named Harland, will win a birthday gift from the Colonel and KFC, $11,000 (in honor of KFC’s 11 herbs and spices, of course!) to go towards their college education, setting them up for future success.

Colonel Harland David Sanders was born on September 9, 1890. Ever the entrepreneur, Harland Sanders did things the Hard Way. Whether bouncing back from a series of failed jobs and business ventures or founding Kentucky Fried Chicken in his 60s, Harland never gave up. Harland’s grit, passion and fervor are what KFC wants to instill into the next generation.

According to the U.S. Social Security Administration, “Harland” ranked #3,257 on the list of most common baby names for 2017.

Kentucky Fried Chicken (PRNewsfoto/KFC)

“Even though vintage names are making a comeback, our iconic founder’s name was dwindling in popularity, and we couldn’t just stand idly by and let that happen,” said Andrea Zahumensky, KFC U.S. chief marketing officer. “We hope that this birthday celebration honors the Colonel and encourages the next generation of people aspiring to live the American dream.”

Beginning on September 9, 2018, parents can submit the name, date and time of their baby Harland’s birth along with their contact information on www.kfc.com/babyharland. The site will be live for 30 days, giving parents time to adjust to the newest addition to their family. The baby’s first name must be Harland to qualify, and each entry will be vetted appropriately to ensure that the winning child was in fact (among those who entered) the first Harland born on Sept. 9, 2018.

Additional rules and regulations 

No purchase necessary. Open to legal residents of 50 United States and D.C., age 21 or older who add a child to their family whose legal first name is “Harland” and who was born between 12:00 AM ET on 9/9/18 and 11:59:59 PM ET on 9/9/18.

Void where prohibited.  Contest ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on October 9, 2018.

For official rules

KFC.com, edited and posted on SouthFloridaReporter.com, Sept. 5, 2018

Video by Buzz60/Keri Lumm

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