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During this year’s Frontier Communications American Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament in Hartford, CT, fans were offered a special opportunity to participate in the Ticket Galaxy Tournament Challenge. Several randomly selected contestants would have the chance to win $5,000, Free Tickets for a Year or a Gift Card to TicketGalaxy.com, all through a pre-determined contest that would take place during a stoppage of play each game.
As a partner of the tournament, Ticket Galaxy was able to gain first-hand access, and interview each of their participants. Were they ready for their big moment? Did they make their shot? Well, let’s find out!
Patrick - Free Tickets for a Year
Our first featured contestant was the biggest winner of all. Patrick from Connecticut came to the tournament with his friends as a birthday gift. After being chosen from the stands to participate in the contest, Patrick shook his nerves and hit the court with full confidence. In less than 30 seconds Patrick made all three of the required shots - a layup, free throw and three pointer. His grand prize? Free tickets for a year on TicketGalaxy.com! After chatting with Patrick on what events he would choose to go to, he’s still deciding as there are a lot of difficult choices.
Justin – Gift Card
The next lucky contestant from the AAC Galaxy Giveaway was Justin from Connecticut. As a die-hard UConn fan, Justin has attended every local AAC tournament game in the past to show support for his favorite team. He was a basketball ball player growing up, so Justin was confident in his abilities to score all three shots. Low and behold Justin hit the jackpot, and ended up winning a $250 Ticket Galaxy gift card.
Logan – Participant
Finally, our concluding participant was Logan. He is a high school student who traveled all the way from New York to attend the AAC tournament on Friday, March 10th. Logan has two siblings who attend Southern Methodist University, so he was at the game to show his support, and deep rooted team spirit. Although Logan didn’t consider himself a great shooter, he made the lay-up, and free throw with ease. However, the three-pointer posed a problem for Logan, so he didn’t end up winning, but he showed gratitude, and enthusiasm during his interview.
Some of the other participants were lucky enough to try for $5,000 by scoring a half-court shot. Although none of the contestants were able to hit the shot, Ticket Galaxy certainly gives them an A for effort, and they can’t wait to partner with the AAC Tournament again in the future.
To see the video of the half court shot, Click Here.
Written by Tara
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