Like Lacrosse? You Could Win a Free TV
Want to win a 42-inch flat-screen TV? All you need to do is support Harvard teams at home games this spring.
The marketing department of Harvard Athletics created this promotion in order to encourage Harvard undergraduates to attend more spring sports events. Students can enter the raffle for the TV at all six remaining lacrosse games, one baseball game, and one softball game this season.
"We purchased the TV with the intent to give it away to students," Marketing Manager Taylor Shea said. "The marketing department was trying to figure out a plan of how to give away the TV pretty much all year."
To enter the raffle, students just need to flash their Harvard ID at the Harvard Athletics tent. The more games you attend, the greater your chance of winning is.
"Students will hopefully come out and enjoy the games," Shea said. "The weather starts to get nicer, and we've had some good leverage with getting students outside to enjoy the spring atmosphere."
The contest will culminate on April 30 at the men's lacrosse game against Yale. Three lucky students will be notified prior to the game that their names have been drawn from the raffle entrants. At halftime, the chosen students will come to the field. Each will choose one box to unwrap, and one of the packages will contain the grand prize: a Panasonic plasma HDTV. The other two contestants will receive consolation prizes.
"We want to give the TV away in front of a lot of students, and we want students to participate and come to games so the winner deserves it," Shea said. "It's a really great prize."