Ticket promotion draws fans closer to the action

Sports fans can win big with the click of a mouse.

The Ultimate Wichita Sports Ticket promotion will grant one grand prizewinner and two second-place winners with tickets to premium sporting events held in Wichita.

The grand prizewinner will receive two tickets to every ticketed sporting event hosted by Wichita State and two tickets for all sporting events held at the INTRUST Bank Arena from Aug. 1 through July 31, 2014.

Contestants are allowed only one entry per Facebook account. If multiple accounts are found for a single contestant, each entry will be deleted and disqualified. The Wichita State Athletics department, INTRUST BANK Arena and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News are sponsoring the contest.

Registration for the contest can be completed at the official Facebook fan pages of Wichita State Athletics, INTRUST Bank Arena or KWCH 12 Eyewitness News. The last day to register is July 31.

“The purpose of the promotion is to grow Facebook followers for all three parties,” said Jason Malay, assistant director of marketing and social media for WSU’s department of intercollegiate athletics. “The more followers we have, the more people we can reach if we have news or information to share.”

Malay said there is no cost for participant entries but that contestants are required to like three of the parties’ Facebook pages. Malay also said that contestants are asked for their name, phone number and email address. The winner will then be selected at random.

Highlighted scheduled basketball events at the INTRUST Bank Arena include the preseason NBA matchup between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Chicago Bulls. Any additional sporting events scheduled after the promotion through July 31, 2014 will be included in the winner’s prize.

Tickets to Shocker athletic events include volleyball, women’s basketball, men’s basketball, baseball and softball.