Category Archives: College & University Contests and Promotions

Create excitement, generate publicity, and develop more effective sponsorship packages with a giant-prize college sports contest or promotion from Odds On.

Sports Promotion Ideas To Boost Sponsor Visibility & Engage Fans

Fall Into a Great Promotion
And Let Odds On Write the Check

Looking to increase game day excitement, increase fan engagement, and generate bigger publicity while giving your sponsors more to cheer about? Give your fans the opportunity to kick, toss, or “like” their way to incredible prizes, paid for by Odds On Promotions, with these sports promotion ideas! Ready to get in the game? Give Sports Promotion Specialist, Linda Thomson, a call today at 800-771-0250, and she’ll be happy to develop a collection of custom contests for you and your sponsors, as well as supply you with more sports promotion ideas.

sports promotion ideas - scratch match winScratch, Match,  & Win Video Reveal

One of our personal favorite sports promotion ideas! Put the chance to win in every fan’s hand, while giving your sponsor incredible exposure before, during, and after the game with Odds On’s Scratch, Match and Win video board promotion. Odds On will customize a scratch card to feature your prize and your sponsor’s logos along with a custom coupon offer. Distribute the cards prior to the game, instructing fans to “scratch” off their cards and watch the video board at halftime. If the numbers on the fan’s card match the ones revealed on a customized video playback, a lucky spectator will win the big bucks, and Odds On will be there to pay for the prize.

Scratch, Match and Win Video Promotion

sports promotion ideas - pass, punt, kickFootball: Pass, Punt & Kick

Give three fans the chance to go for the big bucks, or take home consolation prizes of increasing value with Odds On’s Progressive Pass, Punt and Kick. Three contestants line up behind the end zone, throwing their longest pass. The two who go the furthest move on to the punt and whoever punts the furthest gets a chance to kick it through the uprights and take home all the dough.

Pass, Punt and Kick Football Contest

sports promotion ideas - soccer banner bucksSoccer: Banner Bucks

Here’s a contest that provides great visibility for your sponsor during the half. Hang a custom banner over the front of the goal with five target holes, each featuring a different prize. If a lucky Sharp Shooter sends the ball soaring through a hole, they’ll score a big prize, courtesy of Odds On Promotions.

Soccer Sharp Shooter Contest

sports promotion ideas - volleyball perfect serveVolleyball: Perfect Serve

Serve up great visibility for your sponsors and giant prizes for your fans with a Perfect Serve promotion. If a lucky fan can ace a shot through a customized target template featuring your school or sponsor’s logo, they’ll score your grand prize and Odds On Promotions will write the check!

Volley Ball Perfect Serve Contest 

Baseball Contest Ideas: Grand Slam Inning Promotion

baseball contest ideas - grand slam inningIn need of baseball contest ideas for your next big game, or for an upcoming MiLB league play-off event?  Then you’re going to love the baseball promotion I helped this Minor League Baseball team in the Midwestern U.S. insure as an Opening Day event — a Grand Slam Inning contest!

On the specified promotion date, the baseball team, who had teamed up with a local bank sponsor, chose one lucky fan, at random, to be part of one of Odds On Promotions‘ baseball contest ideas – a Grand Slam Inning promotion.  Here are the details on how it worked: if a member of the team scored a grand slam homerun in the 5th inning of the game, that lucky pre-selected fan would have scored $53,000 in cash… paid for by Odds On! While unfortunately, there was no grand prize winner, attendance at the Opening Day game was greatly increased and fan engagement was high!

Did you know you can award your fans big with any sort of prize play promotion?  For example, when it comes to baseball, if the game results in a shut out or if your team makes a triple play, your fans can reap the rewards –  up to $1,000,000, thanks to Odds On’s prize insurance!

Need more baseball contest ideas?  Visit our website for more great ways to get  fans involved and increase attendance!   Give us a call at 888-827-2249 or email us for more baseball contest ideas.  And be sure to check out our other sports promotions while you’re at it!


Baseball Promotion Idea: Ten Millionth Fan Promotion!

baseball promotion idea - nth fanI’m back with another baseball promotion idea that a Minor League Baseball team insured in the Midwest – and it also happens to be an “nth” fan promotion, just like the prior baseball promotion idea story that I shared earlier!

Here’s how the promotion worked: On the specified promotion date, fans were eligible to sign up and be chosen to participate in the promotion at the baseball game through the 4th inning.  The ten millionth fan through the turnstyle became the lucky contestant in Odds On’s “Ten Runs and Win the Game” promotion!  If the baseball team scored exactly ten (10) runs and ended up winning the game, the lucky fan would have been awarded $10,000… compliments of Odds On Promotions!

While unfortunately, there was no grand prize winner, the MiLB team played it smart and didn’t dare leave the lucky 10,000,000th fan empty-handed: they were awarded with a team prize pack, valued at $1,500, which consisted of tickets, various team-branded memorabilia and more!

I love “nth” fan promotions – they’re a great way to increase game day attendence and  excitement among fans.  Especially when the promotion doesn’t consist of a skills-based contest — the fans merely walk through the turnstyle, the “nth” fan is chosen to be the contestant and sit back and watch the game, in hopes of a certain prize play occurring!

That’s not to say that we don’t offer various baseball promotion ideas which consist of prize plays, however — check out a list of the baseball promotion ideas on our website and then give Odds On Promotions a call today at 888-827-2249 for a free, no-obligation quote… or if you have a unique promotion idea of your own!  You can also email us for more information.

P.S.  Looking for promotions for a different sport?  Check this out!

Midnight Madness Basketball Contest: Half Court Shot For FREE Tuition

basketball contest - half court shotWant to add some serious sizzle to your Midnight Madness?  In the words of Linda Thomson, Sports Promotions Specialist with Odds On Promotions,

All it takes is one basketball contest… catered towards your own student body!

On the specified promotion date at this East Coast university, one lucky student selected via t-shirt toss was given the opportunity to make a basket from the half court line.  If the lucky student was able to make the half court shot, they would have received a year’s worth of FREE tuition, valued at over $45,000… and paid for by Odds On Promotions, of course!

Feel free to check out the promotional video that the students put together for the basketball promotion below, then give Odds On Promotions a call today at 888-827-2249 or email us for a free, no-obligation quote on a basketball contest of your own!

Looking for a promotion for a different sport?  No problem!  Odds On has a variety of unique sports promotions to choose from!  Take a look for yourself!

March Basketball Madness: An Online NCAA Bracket Promotion!

march basketball madnessLooking for a way to capitalize on the March basketball madness, also know as the NCAA Men’s Championship Tournament, while increasing website traffic and gathering marketing information for your company’s database in the process?  Want to award your customers, fans and/or players big for assisting in doing so?  Then you’ll definitely want to know all about Odds On’s Online Championship Challenge basketball prediction promotion!

This “set it and forget it” online promotion makes running a rewarding basketball contest truly hassle-free!  The contests includes a $1,000,000 grand prize that’s paid for by Odds On, a free second-chance Final 16 contest that keeps customers engaged until the end of the tournament, and a customizable interface featuring your logo and the ability to award self-insured prizes to both top-scoring and randomly selected contestants!

This particular March basketball promotion is on fire this season!  In fact, we have quite a few clients who are embracing The Madness …  among them, a casino property based out of the Midwest and a baseball team (yeah, that right, baseball) in the Southeast!

Both promotions, however, are unique in their own way…

The casino property will be having players pick up a unique promo code at the casino and then return the following day to access the online bracket and make their picks.  Exclusive cash drawings will occur every hour as an incentive to keep players on-site.  If any of the players end up guessing a select number of bracket winners, they’ll win $100,000 and Odds On will pick up the tab!

Meanwhile, the minor league baseball team will be insuring the promotion in order to stay engaged with their fans via their website, awarding the winner $50,000, paid for by Odds On.  But that’s not all — if a lesser number of picks are accurately guessed, there will be smaller prizes of $5,000 (also paid for by Odds On) as well as a client-insured prize of $500!

Join In On The March Basketball Madness!

Interested in running a March or April basketball promotion tied to the Men’s Championship?  Email us today for a copy of our Top 5 Basketball Tournament promotions! Better yet, give us a call today 888-827-2249 for a free, no-obligation quote!  If you have any other questions, you can also email us at any time.