Fans Have Chance to Win Car at Saturday's SWOSU-UCO Games


Two lucky contestants will have the opportunity to each win a brand new 2009 Ford Mustang this Saturday (January 17) when the Southwestern Oklahoma State University men's and women's basketball teams host the University of Central Oklahoma at 2 and 4 p.m. in Rankin Williams Fieldhouse on the Weatherford campus.

The car giveaway contest is being sponsored by York Ford and Wright Wradio. Also working with activities this Saturday are the SWOSU Collegiate Activities Board and the SWOSU Athletic Association.

SWOSU student Alta Benner, director of CAB, said the theme for this Saturday's games is "Race to Beat the Bronchos." Those attending the game will also be given NASCAR-like checkered flags and cool shades to wear in the stands. 

The car giveaway, organized by Rouben Tourian of the SWOSU Athletic Association, will allow fans to register this week at York Ford and also at the games on Saturday. Anyone wearing Rankin Rowdies or Bulldawg Nation t-shirts at the game can register twice.

The winners' names will be drawn midway through the first half of the SWOSU men's game vs. UCO. At halftime, the two contestants will attempt to make a layup, freethrow, three-point shot and half court shot, all in 25 seconds.  If they are successful at all four shots, they will win the car.  

"We will have other prizes and giveaways as well," said Benner.

Rankin Rowdies t-shirts and "The Dream Continues" MLK Day t-shirts will also be on sale at the face-painting table.