GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas, June 5 (UPI) -- A woman who won a free funeral at a Grand Prairie, Texas, minor league baseball game said she has survived numerous medical problems.
Elaine Fulps, 60, bested other Grand Prairie Airhogs fans in a competition that included a pallbearer's race, a mummy wrap and a eulogy delivery at Tuesday's game, The Dallas Morning News reported Thursday.
Fulps said she performed all of the feats while wearing a neck brace related to multiple medical problems that have led to about 20 surgeries.
"I almost croaked many times," Fulps said.
"God still has me around for a reason," she said. "To win a funeral."
The $10,000 funeral, part of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball team's All Hogs Go to Heaven promotion, will be provided by the Chapel of Roses Funeral Home.
Fulps said she plans to meet soon with funeral home officials to work out the details of her prize, which includes a free headstone and burial plot.
"I'm going to pick a spot under a tree out of the Texas heat," she said. "And let's hope it's a pet-free cemetery. I don't want to get watered on."