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(Madison, Wis.) (February 23, 2015) —The American Family Insurance "Fearless Dreamer" contest, an online voting program to determine the final roster spots for the American Family Insurance High School Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships, launched today at HighSchoolSlam.com.

Voting for round one is open until February 25 at 1 p.m. ET. The winners will be announced Wednesday, March 18, and will travel to Indianapolis to compete in the American Family Insurance High School Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships airing April 5 at 4:30 p.m. ET on CBS.

"The American Family Insurance Fearless Dreamer contest provides a unique experience both for our contestants and our fans," said Drew Russell, vice president of Owned Properties at Intersport. "Two of our Fearless Dreamer winners went on to win the actual event last year in North Texas, and we're hoping to pave the way for this year's Fearless Dreamers to shine on the national stage."

"American Family is pleased to enable these student athletes to dream fearlessly," said Telisa Yancy, vice president of marketing at American Family Insurance. "These fearless dreamers are an inspiration to all of us with their hard work, dedication and persistence, qualities that are important not just in athletics, but life."

Contestants in the "Fearless Dreamer" competition include:






Ahmad Caver

St. John's NW Military Academy

Delafield, WI

KJ Walton

Brownsburg High School

Brownsburg, IN

Kyle Ahrens

Versailles High School

Versailles, OH

Jordan Jackson

St. Pius X High School

Houston, TX

Tahjai Teague

Pike High School

Indianapolis, IN

Teandre Jones

West Florida High School

Pensacola, FL

Chris Clemons

Millbrook High School

Raleigh, NC

Tarrance Baker

Hamilton High School

Memphis, TN

Courtney Alexander

Whitefield Academy

Mableton, GA

Dane Kuiper

Corona del Sol High School

Tempe, AZ

Dante Scott

IMG Academy

Smyrna, GA

Hafid Yassin

Chief Sealth High School

Seattle, WA

LaGerald Vick

Douglass High School

Memphis, TN

Jarvis Johnson

De La Salle High School

Brooklyn Park, MN

CJ Williamson

Evans High School

Orlando, FL

Tre Scott

McIntosh County Academy

Darien, GA





Dupree McBrayer

Sunrise Christian Academy

Bel Aire, KS

Austin Sievers

South Knox High School

Vincennes, IN

Kapono Enos

Red Mountain High School

Mesa, AZ

Tommy Pritchard

Creighton Prep

Omaha, NE

Ben Arqueros

Scottsdale Prep

Scottsdale, AZ

Josh Jandron

Woodstock North High School

Woodstock, IL

Jaelan Sanford

Reitz High School

Evansville, IN

Chris Palombizio

Chesterton High School

Chesterton, OH

Ryley Stewart

Highlands Ranch High School

Highlands Ranch, CO

Jesse Wade

Davis High School

Kaysville, UT

Jake Mills

Noblesville High School

Noblesville, IN

Jonny David

Mt. Lebanon High School

Mt. Lebanon, PA

Ryan Fazekas

Marquette Catholic High School

Michigan City, IN

Don Coleman

Butler High School

Augusta, GA

Brett Langley

Collinsville High School

Collinsville, IL

Will Osborn

Jefferson High School

Auburn, WA





Amanda Gerni

Currituck County High School

Barco, NC

Taylor Pierce

La Costa Canyon High School

Carlsbad, CA

Kyler Columbia

Glenn High School

Walkerton, IN

Jessica Norris

Center Grove High School

Greenwood, IN

Te'a Cooper

McEachern High School

Powder Springs, GA

Brooke Sugg

Fishers High School

Fishers, IN

Tori Moreland

New Philadelphia High School

New Philadelphia, OH

Kylie Chandler

Ashland High School

Ashland, OH

Kelsee Arnold

Mundy's Mill High School

Jonesboro, GA

Molly Franklin

Incline High School

Incline Village, NV

Claire Cromer

Wabash High School

Wabash, IN

Lauren Godfrey

Blackford High School

Hartford City, IN

Jennifer McMahan

Greenbrier High School

Evans, GA

Nikira Goings

Osborne High School

Marietta, GA

Gracie Garcia

Green Valley High School

Henderson, NV

Courtney Phillips

Connersville High School

Connersville, IN


Each week for four weeks, contestants will compete in a bracket-style knockout competition. Half the field will advance to the next round each week and winners are wholly determined by fan voting.

The dates for each round of voting are as follows:

  • Opening Round: February 18-25
  • Quarterfinals: February 25 – March 4
  • Semifinals: March 4-11
  • Finals: March 11-18

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; Twiter: 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
Twitter: @AmfamNews