Category Archives: Halftime Contests & Promotions

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

Promotion Winner Steven Gordon Wins $5K in Football Contest

Castle Dale, Utah – Promotion winner Steven Gordon of Huntington won $5,000, paid for by Odds On Promotions, after he successfully passed, punted and kicked his way 100 yards downfield and through the uprights at halftime during an Emery High School football game.

The Pass, Punt and Kick contest, which was a fundraiser for the Emery High School Girls Softball Team, gave four fans the chance to win the big bucks if their name was selected in a raffle.

Gordon, who is both a coach and the school’s Vice Principal, purchased a $5 ticket just prior to halftime. He was the third contestant to participate in the on-field promotion. Starting at the opposite end of the field, Gordon threw a pass to the 36-yard line, then punted it downfield. He won the dough after he successfully kicked it through the uprights from the 22-yard line.

Tyler Jeffs, an agent with Farm Bureau Financial Services, assisted the Emery
Girls Softball Team with securing coverage for their promotion and provided color commentary for the on-field skills contest. According to Jeffs, “I’ve been using Odds On for years. I just love the service. Everyone in town knows to call me when they want to do this kind of a promotion. This is my second winner, and the claims process was just simple and straight forward.”

Interested in running an innovative fundraiser for your school, team or cause? How about making halftime, prize promotion time, with a little help from Odds On Promotions? For more information about planning a winning football promotion, give us a call today at 888-827-2249 or visit our website at

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!

Basketball Promotion: Scratch, Match and Win!

basketball promotion - scratch match and winNeed an innovative basketball promotion idea for this season?  Odds On Promotions has just the thing for you!  Use our prize indemnity insurance to put the chance to win in every fan’s hand, while giving your sponsor incredible exposure before, during and after every game with Odds On’s Scratch, Match and Win video board promotion.

Odds On Promotions 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 tipoff, instructing fans to “scratch” off their cards and watch the video board during the half.

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 Promotions will be there to pay for the prize!

For more information on this promotion, as well a free, no-obligation quote, feel free to give us a call at 888-827-2249 or email us for more information!  Need more basketball promotion ideas?  Check out our Top 10 Basketball Promotions PDF!

Basketball Promotion Ideas for Sponsors and Fans

Need some basketball promotion ideas that will put your game day sponsors at center court while giving fans the chance to win life-changing prizes?

Odds On Promotions makes it easy to offer custom giant-prize promotions to suit any budget and satisfy every sponsor. Interested in giving your fans the chance to net big cash and prizes – such as new cars, a house or even a million bucks? We’ve got game! And best of all, when you have a big winner, Odds On Promotions will be there to pay for the prize.

Check out some of our most popular basketball promotions below.


basketball promotion ideas - half court shotHoop it up with a Half-Court Shot
One of our most popular basketball promotion ideas! Here’s a proven winner that’s sure to please a crowd: give a lucky fan the opportunity to make one basketball shot from half court (43 feet) for a chance to win a new car, a new house or even a $1,000,000 prize. If a lucky contestant gets nothing but net, they’ll drive home a winner, and Odds On Promotions will pick up the tab!


basketball promotion ideas - series shootoutSeries Shoot-Out
Give a lucky fan the chance to make a lay-up, free-throw, three-point shot and a half-court shot for serious prizes. Make all four shots, and they’ll head home a winner, paid for by Odds On. Ensure a winning experience by awarding consolation prizes based upon the number of successful shots made.


basketball promotion ideas - 100 percent rebateNet a Rebate!
Help your sponsors drive increased sales with a conditional rebate promotion tied to your team’s performance this season. Customers making a purchase at your sponsor’s location during the promotion would qualify to get a full rebate if your team makes the Finals – or if there’s a game-winning free throw during a particular game. If the selected play occurs, buyers get a rebate, you and your sponsor will grab serious press, and Odds On will pick up the tab.

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Basketball Promotion Winner Receives 1 Year of Free Gasoline

Wondering how you might make your next basketball promotion even better? How about giving your lucky qualifier a “second-chance” at your grand prize?

Check out this video that shows how a conference tournament sponsor got to say “go for it” giving a lucky fan not one, but two chances to win $76,000, with a little help from Odds On Promotions!

While unfortunately, he missed both the initial series shoot-out and half-court shots, he still ended up scoring an excellent auxiliary prize: a year’s worth of free gasoline courtesy of the contest sponsor 76® Gasoline!

Interested in crafting a custom basketball promotion that will provide your sponsor with outstanding visibility?  Give us a call today for  at 888-827-2249 for a free, no-obligation quote!