News Release
 February 29, 2024
CONTACT: Kathy Sautter
716 635 5577

Out of This World Prizes in Store for 15th Year of Tops Monopoly

What: Tops Monopoly Rip It, Win It, Reach for the Stars! Monopoly tickets will be launched into space to celebrate the kick off of its 2024 celestial themed season of Tops Monopoly. Thanks to a partnership with Send My Stuff to Space, these randomly selected tickets will take flight aboard a 10 foot in diameter balloon that will steadily expand upwards to 50 feet in diameter as it ascends between 90,000 - 120,000 feet into the atmosphere with Tops Monopoly tickets inside a special space capsule. What’s more is that we’ll be able to track its journey with GPS and capture its galactic adventures all on video which will be featured on Helping to kick off this exciting balloon launch will be Miracle Champion Children from Golisano Children’s Hospital who will learn first-hand about the science behind a balloon launch of this magnitude from Chief Balloonist, John Garesche. While Tops works with ten Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals throughout our network, Golisano Children’s Hospital was selected as the partner for this event due to the ongoing support the Canandaigua Tops has devoted to the children at the hospital. “As the world and especially Western New Yorkers gear up for the solar eclipse, Tops thought it would be fun to offer the community a once in a lifetime opportunity to not only potentially have a winning Tops Monopoly ticket, but one that has literally gone out of this world,” said VP Marketing & Promotional Strategy for Tops, Aaron Payne.

Tops Monopoly prizes include Grand Prizes of $20,000 in Food & Fuel, The Ultimate Trip to see the Northern Lights in Norway, a sky gazing weekend to the Planetarium in NYC, plus millions of other prizes and great money saving offers!

Tops Monopoly Rip It, Win It, Reach for the Stars! officially kicks off at all participating Tops locations March 17 and runs through May 18, 2024 or while supplies last.

Who: Send My Stuff to Space, Chief Balloonist, John Garesche Miracle Champion Children from Golisano Children’s Hospital Tops Friendly Markets representatives When: Friday, March 1, 2024

Time: 9:00 am Launch time

Where: Tops Friendly Markets Parking Lot 5150 North Street, Canandaigua, NY

Contact: Kathy Sautter- Director, Corporate Communications & PR Tops Markets 716 468 0216/

About Send My Stuff to Space:

Send My Stuff to Space is an innovative and sustainable space marketing company that has carried out over 300 space flights for brands, products and private individuals. They operate a number of space-balloon flights weekly. Launches are mainly from the US, but they also carry out work from a number of other countries and they boast impressive turnaround times for customers from first contact to launch.


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