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AMERICAN FAMILY INSURANCE HIGH SCHOOL SLAM DUNK & 3-POINT CHAMPIONSHIPS PARTICIPANTS ANNOUNCED

24 High School Stand-Outs to Participate in 5th Annual Event Airing April 5 at 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS

(Chicago, IL) (March 25, 2015) —Intersport today named 24 outstanding seniors to compete in the 2015 American Family Insurance High School Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships. The fifth annual event airs April 5 at 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS. The competition takes place April 1 at Carmel High School in suburban Indianapolis.

"This is a talented group of student-athletes," said Telisa Yancy, vice president of Marketing at American Family Insurance. "It is their hard work, dedication and persistence that have gotten them to this point in their careers. We are excited to provide them this opportunity to celebrate those characteristics."

American Family Insurance Slam Dunk Championship
Name – High School – College Choice
Donovan Mitchell – Brewster Academy (Greenwich, Conn.) – Louisville
Rajon Tucker – Northside Christian (Charlotte) – Florida Gulf Coast University
Rex Pflueger – Mater Dei (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.) – Notre Dame
Derrick Jones – Archbishop Carroll (Philadelphia) – UNLV
Kerwin Roach Jr. – North Shore (Houston) – Texas
Prince Ali – The Sagemont School (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) – UCLA

Marines 3-Point Championship (Men's)
Name – High School – College Choice
D.J. Hogg – Plano West (Plano, Texas) – Texas A&M
Matt McQuaid – Duncanville (Texas) – Michigan St.
Brevin Pritzl – De Pere (Wisc.) – Wisconsin
Ryan Cline – Carmel (Ind.) – Purdue
Tevin Mack – Dreher (Columbia, S.C.) – VCU
Austin Grandstaff – Rockwall (Texas) – Ohio State
Jalen Coleman – La Lumiere School (Indianapolis) – Illinois

American Family Insurance 3-Point Championship (Women's)
Name – High School – College Choice
Kennedy Burke – Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth, Calif.) – UCLA
Faith Suggs – Homewood-Flossmoor (Flossmoor, Ill.) – Duke
Katie McWilliams – South Salem (Salem, Ore.) – Oregon St.
Danni Williams – Clovis (N.M.) – Texas A&M
Tiara Murphy – Washington (Indianapolis) – Purdue
Aliyah Mazyck – Myers Park (Charlotte) – USC
Brittany Ward – Pike (Indianapolis) – Butler

These outstanding student-athletes join American Family Insurance "Fearless Dreamer" contest winners Kyle Ahrens of Versailles (Ohio) High School (slam dunk), Jaelen Sanford from Reitz High School in Evansville, Ind. (men's 3-point), and Jessica Norris from Center Grove High School in Greenwood, Ind. Each was voted into the competition last week.

"We can't wait to see who will make the most of this unique experience on the national stage," said Drew Russell, vice president of Owned Properties at Intersport. "As we celebrate the first five years of this event, it is only fitting it takes place in Indiana – the mecca for high school basketball."

Tickets for the event can be purchased for $5 at the Carmel High School athletic office or at the gymnasium the night of the event. Carmel High School is at 520 E Main St. in Carmel, Ind. The main school number is (317) 846-7721.

Alumni of the event include North Carolina's J.P. Tokoto, Texas' Sheldon McClellan, Connecticut's DeAndre Daniels, Chase Fischer of Wake Forest, Oklahoma State's Phil Forte, Butler's Kellen Dunham, UNLV's Dwayne Morgan and Grayson Allen of Duke.

The CBS broadcast team includes Brent Stover, Bob Wentzel as analyst, and Evan Washburn on the sideline. The program will have numerous encore presentations on CBS Sports Network (check local listings for dates and times). For more information about the American Family Insurance High School Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships go to www.highschoolslam.com, find us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/HighSchoolSlam) or follow us on Twitter (@HighSchoolSlam).

About American Family Insurance
Madison, Wis.– based American Family Insurance is the nation's third-largest mutual property/casualty insurance company and ranks 373rd on the Fortune 500 list. The company sells American Family-brand products, including auto, homeowners, life, business and farm/ranch insurance, through its exclusive agents in 19 states. American Family affiliates (The General, Homesite and AssureStart) also provide options for consumers who want to manage their insurance matters directly over the Internet or by phone. Web: www.amfam.com; Facebook: www.facebook.com/amfam; Twitter: www.twitter.com/amfam. Google+ plus.google.com/+amfam/

About Intersport
Since 1985, Intersport has been an award-winning innovator and leader in the creation of sports and entertainment-based marketing platforms. Intersport creates unique content and experiences for clients that attract and engage passionate audiences through three divisions: Sponsorship & Event Marketing, Sports Properties, and Sports & Entertainment Content (for broadcast and digital media, including CelebTV.com). To learn more about Intersport, log on to www.intersportnet.com, like us on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/IntersportBuzz) or follow us on Twitter (@IntersportBuzz).

News media contact:
Sandra Spann
Media Relations
(608) 242-4100, ext. 32881
sspann@amfam.com