The first of five basketball games with the "Better With Burgan Mortgage Mania Challenge" will be Saturday, Jan. 26 when the YSU women's basketball team hosts Cleveland State at 1 p.m.
Burgan Real Estate, the Official Real Estate Partner of YSU Athletics, is in the second year of a special promotion where the largest, locally independently owned real estate company is going to offer fans at select YSU men's and women's home basketball games the opportunity to have Burgan pay their mortgage for a year. In cooperation with YSU, the Better with Burgan Mortgage Mania Challenge Sweepstakes will take place at five select YSU men's and women's home basketball games this season and will offer a lucky fan at each game the opportunity to win a $12,000 prize by making three different basketball shots in 30 seconds or less.
The games where the promotion will occur are:
Jan. 26 – Women vs. Cleveland State (Tip at 1 p.m.)
Feb. 2 – Women vs. Detroit Mercy (Tip at 1 p.m.)
Feb. 7 - Men vs. Milwaukee (Tip at 7 p.m.)
Feb. 16 – Men vs. UIC (Tip at 6 p.m.)
March 2, 2019 – Men vs. Cleveland State (Tip at 6 p.m.)
"As the Official Real Estate Partner of YSU Athletics, last year's Better with Burgan Mortgage Mania Challenge garnered national attention as a lucky fan made a half-court shot to have their mortgage paid for the entire year. We hope this year's Better with Burgan Mortgage Mania Challenge will add even more excitement and interest to the much-anticipated men's and women's Penguin basketball seasons," said Patrick Burgan, co-owner of Burgan Real Estate
Fans can visit www.BetterWithBurgan.com to enter for a chance to win two tickets to one of the five select YSU men's or women's home basketball home games and participate in the challenge during that game. The lucky fan will have 30 seconds to make a layup, 3-point shot and half-court shot. If they make all three, in that order, before the time expires, they will win $12,000. Only one entry is permitted per person over the course of the sweepstakes period, and multiple entries does not increase the chance of being chosen. The registration period is open until Feb. 17.
"College athletics is about history, tradition and excitement," stated Ron Strollo, YSU's Executive Director of Athletics. "As YSU continues its partnership with Burgan Real Estate, we look to build on both the tradition and excitement of the various fan experiences Burgan provides to Penguin fans at our events. We salute Burgan Real Estate as an Official Partner and look forward to another exciting season as they continue to partner with us on these great, interactive game experiences."
While the prize is meant to help someone's mortgage payment, you don't have to have a mortgage in order to be eligible to win the $12,000 cash prize.
"As last year showed us, there aren't too many moments in sports more exciting than watching someone make a half-court shot. With our partnership with YSU Athletics, we found a way to make this promotion better this year and add more excitement for everyone involved. We hope this promotion will be nothing but net," said Burgan.
To be eligible, entrants must be at least 21 years of age or older and reside within 45 miles of Youngstown city limits. For complete eligibility details and rules on the contest, visit www.BetterWithBurgan.com.