Dallas Mavericks and Armed Forces Insurance Team Up for a Memorable Military Appreciation Night

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Active Military Personnel Nets $10,000

“It was more than the $10,000 though. My nephew and I haven’t spent that much time together in the past 12 years since I joined the military. We both felt like it was our night to shine, and being on center court was the mecca of the whole night.

Over 60 U. S. soldiers and their guests enjoyed courtside seats to watch the Dallas Mavericks play the Indiana Pacers during a Military Appreciation Night at the February 22 game. Sponsored in part by Armed Forces Insurance, active military personnel registered online to receive two guaranteed tickets to the game and the chance to make a half-court shot for $10,000.

To extend their sponsorship of the appreciation night and to truly thank the military personnel for the tremendous personal sacrifices they make, Armed Forces Insurance chose one soldier and his guest to attempt the shots. Forest Smith, based in Ft. Hood, Texas, brought his nephew to the game and hit nothin’ but net!

“This night turned out to be a night we will both remember forever,” said Smith. “I am grateful for the opportunity to take the $10,000 shot. And to think I almost didn’t make it because I am being deployed soon.”

“It was more than the $10,000 though. My nephew and I haven’t spent that much time together in the past 12 years since I joined the military. We both felt like it was our night to shine, and being on center court was the mecca of the whole night. Thank you to Armed Forces Insurance and the Dallas Mavericks for a wild and very exciting MAVS night.”

When asked what he was going to do with his winnings, Smith replied, “My wife and I just bought a house and now we can furnish it the way we have wanted.”

Dallas-based SCA Promotions handled the promotional risk coverage of the promotion and has paid for the $10,000 half-court winning shot.

About SCA Promotions
Dallas-based SCA Promotions (http://www.scapromotions.com) is the world's leading provider of promotional risk coverage for contests, games and events. Founded in 1986, the company has covered billions of dollars and paid out over $162 million in cash and prizes for sales and consumer product promotions, lottery and casino jackpots, radio contests, direct mail, Internet and sports promotions. SCA has offices in Dallas, London, Munich and Calgary, with affiliate partners across the globe.

For more information, contact Tanya Mathis at 214-860-3700

To view the winning half-court shot, visit http://www.scapromotions.com/mavericks

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