Nov. 14, 2011
MAUI, Hawaii – The 2011 EA SPORTSTM Maui Invitational® and the ACC Network today announced the grand prize winner of the ‘ACC Road Trip Pigskin & Paradise Big Ticket Promotion – Win a Trip to Maui,’ which offered fans the chance to win a trip to the 2011 EA SPORTS Maui Invitational. The sweepstakes, which was promoted through the ACC Network, ran from September 21, 2011 through October 31, 2011 allowed fans to enter the contest simply for “liking” the ACC’s Official Facebook page.
Nancy Simpson of Kalama, Washington, has been selected as the grand prize winner. The package for two includes roundtrip air, on island ground transportation, five nights at the Hyatt Maui Resort & Spa, All-Tournament game tickets (including the Duke games), tickets to Sunday night’s An Evening with the Coaches Tip-Off Banquet featuring all teams and coaches, and tickets to the Stadium Club.
“Partnering with a great event like the EA SPORTS Maui Invitational allowed us to offer a once in a lifetime trip for two lucky ACC fans,” said Wyatt Hicks, Chief Marketing Officer for the ACC Network. “The quality and variety of ALL the prizes served to drive more fans of the ACC on Facebook, as well as, increase exposure of our ACC Road Trip video features.”
In addition, Bubba Diggs of North Augusta, South Carolina, was selected as the first place winner. His prize package includes a trip for two to the Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship game in Charlotte, N.C. and a special meet and greet with country music sensation Dierks Bentley.
Additional prizes awarded include 20 copies of EA SPORTS NCAA® Football 2012 and 10 autographed Dierks Bentley photos. A complete list of winners is available online at Facebook.com/theACC.
About the ACC Network
The ACC Network is the official multimedia platform of the Atlantic Coast Conference. Dedicated to delivering live, historical and original content through innovative platforms, the ACC Network is a partnership between the ACC and Raycom Sports. Built over 30 years of broadcast production and multi-media rights, the ACC Network maximizes the distribution of ACC content through live television broadcasting, original programming via digital technologies, historical archives, mobile applications, social media, ACC Championship events and the official ACC website. The ACC Network is managed in Charlotte, N.C. For more, visit ACCNetwork.com
About the EA SPORTS Maui Invitational
The 28th annual EA SPORTS Maui Invitational will launch the college basketball season with a stellar field. The Championship Round includes Island Teams Duke, Georgetown, Kansas, Memphis, Michigan, Tennessee, UCLA and host Chaminade. Played fewer than 1,000 yards from the Pacific Ocean at Maui’s Lahaina Civic Center Nov. 21-23, four previous Maui champions, Duke (1992, 1997, 2001, 2007), Kansas (1996), Michigan (1985, 1988) and UCLA (2006), will return to the island in search of another Maui title and early-season bragging rights. All eight teams, including Division II Chaminade, participated in the 2011 NCAA® Tournament. The four newly added Mainland Teams that will participate in the Opening Games and Regional Games, part of the Tournament’s expansion, are Belmont, Middle Tennessee State, Towson and UNCG.
In all, 89 schools representing 21 conferences and 39 states have competed in the EA SPORTS Maui Invitational, with Maui participants having won an astounding 62 of 73 NCAA championships and 58 of 73 national runner-up spots while comprising 239 of 292 Final Four teams.
For complete Tournament information, visit the official tournament website at mauiinvitational.com or to inquire about travel packages contact Oahu Travel, the official travel agent of the EA SPORTS Maui Invitational, at 800.826.3822. Follow the tournament on twitter at @EASPORTSMauiInv and on Facebook.
The ESPN networks will combine once again to offer live television coverage of all 12 Championship Round games. For the third straight year, every game will be produced in high definition on ESPN HD, ESPN2 HD and ESPNU HD, with the ESPN and ESPN2 games also streaming live on ESPN3.com.
About EA SPORTS
EA SPORTS™ is one of the leading sports entertainment brands in the world and 2011 marks its eleventh year as title sponsor of the Maui Invitational. With top-selling videogame franchises, award-winning interactive technology, global videogame competitions and breakthrough digital experiences, EA SPORTS delivers personal access to the emotion of sports through industry-leading sports simulation videogames, including Madden NFL football, FIFA Soccer, NHL® hockey, NBA JAM, NCAA® Football, Fight Night boxing, EA SPORTS MMA, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® golf, and EA SPORTS Active.