FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, FINAL TWO ROSTER SPOTS IN THE UNDER ARMOUR ALL-AMERICA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL GAME WILL BE DETERMINED BY FANS
The American Family Insurance “#DreamFearlessly Fan Vote” allows public to determine the final two All-Americans through an online voting contest
CHICAGO (October 26, 2015) –American Family Insurance and Intersport today announced that for the first time in the history of the Under Armour All-America Game the final two roster spots will be determined by a public online voting contest.
The American Family Insurance “#DreamFearlessly Fan Vote” is a five-week digital media contest that will matchup 32 of the top high school football players in the nation in a bracket-style competition. Fans can vote for their favorite players on http://www.amfam.com/dreamfearlesslyfanvote and the athlete with the most votes in each matchup will move on to the next round.
“Dreams take hard work and commitment, and these 32 young men have proven they have what it takes,” said Vice President of Marketing for American Family Insurance, Telisa Yancy. “They definitely dream fearlessly, and American Family Insurance is pleased to support them in pursuing their dreams, while giving fans the opportunity to choose who ‘gets in the game’.”
Omnigon’s BracketPro, a fully customizable bracket building software platform, has created an interactive bracket that allows fans to vote for these players by entering the “#DreamFearlessly Fan Vote” web site. One fan can potentially vote for each matchup once per day. Video highlight reels of each competitor on the web site will help fans determine their choice. Voting begins today (Oct. 20) at 1 p.m. ET and concludes Dec. 1 at 1 p.m. ET. The schedule for each voting round will go as follows:
•Round One: Oct. 20 – Nov. 2 (32 Players)
•Round Two: Nov. 4 – Nov. 16 (16 Players)
•Round Three: Nov. 18 – Nov. 23 (8 Players)
•Final Round: Nov. 25 – Dec. 1 (4 Players)
The player that ultimately receives the most votes from each side of the bracket will be selected to play in the ninth annual Under Armour All-America Game presented by American Family Insurance, a nationally televised football competition spotlighting the country’s top high school seniors. The 2016 Under Armour All-America Game is slated for Saturday, Jan. 2 at the Orlando Citrus Bowl and will be televised live on ESPN2 at noon ET.
The 32 “Fearless Dreamers” participating in the contest were selected by a committee representing the Under Armour All-America Game. Four players were chosen from each of the eight U.S. regions (Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Midwest, Great Plains, Southwest, West and Pacific Northwest). A complete bracket with matchup details can be found on the “#DreamFearlessly Fan Vote” web site. The following are the 32 “Fearless Dreamers” competing for their chance to showcase their talents in the 2016 Under Armour All-America Game:
About American Family Insurance
Madison, Wis.– based American Family Insurance is the nation's third-largest mutual property/casualty insurance company and ranks 358th 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/.
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About Under Armour, Inc.
Under Armour (NYSE: UA), the originator of performance footwear, apparel and equipment, revolutionized how athletes across the world dress. Designed to make all athletes better, the brand's innovative products are sold worldwide to athletes at all levels. The Under Armour Connected Fitness™ platform powers the world’s largest digital health and fitness community through a suite of applications: UA Record, MapMyFitness, Endomondo and MyFitnessPal. The Under Armour global headquarters is in Baltimore, Maryland. For further information, please visit the Company's website at www.uabiz.com.
BracketPro is a fully customizable bracket building software platform designed and developed by Omnigon, specialists in the creation of digital sports and entertainment products. Omnigon has leveraged years of experience to develop a product for organizations to create a user-friendly, social bracket that can be sold to sponsors.