Mike Drysch Makes Halftime Shot, Gets Tackled by LeBron James, Paid $75,000 by SCA Promotions

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SCA Promotions Covered Carmex’s Half Court Hero Contest that will pay $75,000 To Drysch and $75,000 To Boys and Girls Club of America, Supported by James

"This is a perfect example of the brand awareness, customer loyalty – and all-around hugely successful event – that a promotion like this can provide." - Chris Hamman, SCA Vice President

Only Mike Drysch knows whether it is better to be tackled and hugged by NBA superstar LeBron James, or whether winning $75,000 overshadows the adoration and attention he earned by hitting a half-court shot at a Jan. 25 Miami Heat halftime to win Carmex’s Half Court Hero promotion.

SCA Promotions provided the promotional risk coverage to Carmex for the contest, and it will pay Carmex $150,000 so it can write $75,000 checks to both Drysch and to James’ favorite charity, Boys and Girls Club of America which is supported by James.

Carmex ran a sweepstakes from April 2012 through January 2013, with Drysch of McHenry, Ill., winning the opportunity to fly to Miami to watch the Heat play the Detroit Pistons and then take one half-court shot at halftime to win $150,000 to be split between the winner and the Boys and Girls Club of America. Drysch’s right-handed hook hit the back of the rim and went through – resulting in a jubilant James hugging and tackling Drysch.

“We love writing the checks when we provide promotional risk coverage for a client like this, and we’re expediting our payment to Carmex,” said Chris Hamman, SCA Vice President. ”This is a perfect example of the brand awareness, customer loyalty – and all-around hugely successful event – that a promotion like this can provide.”

Drysch has already appeared on “Good Morning America” and CNN to talk about his amazing shot and the NBA's YouTube video of the moment has generated more than 5 million views. Carmex is getting fantastic exposure for its 75th anniversary and is celebrating with Drysch and James. Before the event, Carmex secured promotional risk coverage from SCA Promotions and paid a predefined fee. SCA will pay out the entire $150,000.

About SCA Promotions
Dallas-based SCA Promotions delivers promotional solutions and incentives that connect with consumers, without risk to the sponsor. For more than 26 years, SCA has offered an entire suite of advanced, interactive promotions, instant win promotions, record-breaking sweepstakes, and inventive games designed to engage and motivate. SCA has covered billions of dollars in prize coverage and paid out more than $176 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, Las Vegas, and Calgary, with affiliate partners across the globe.


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