KSSP Announces Launch of Live Wildcat Purple, Drive Ethanol Green Sweepstakes

All Six finalists will return for season finale against Iowa State to determine winner

Aug. 29, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. - K-State Sports Properties, the multi-media and sponsorship rightsholder for K-State athletics, and members of the ethanol industry, announced today the launch of the Live Wildcat Purple, Drive Ethanol Green Sweepstakes. 

Beginning today, fans can text ETHANOL to 66856 to register to win a 2-year lease on a 2012 flex-fuel GMC Sierra pickup.  From the text entries, six finalists will be selected and announced at halftime of each of K-State's first six home football games this fall.  All six finalists will then return for the season finale against Iowa State on Dec. 3, to determine the winner.

Participating partners in the promotion include the Kansas Association of Ethanol Processors, Kansas Farm Bureau, Kansas Corn Commission, Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy, Briggs GMC, Carter Energy and Dara's Corner Market.

"KAEP is thrilled to be partnering with Kansas State Football and our agricultural friends on this exciting opportunity to share the message of ethanol and its benefits to the economy, environment and national security," Mike Chisam, KAEP Board Chairman, said. "We hope all the football fans will participate and join us in advancing Kansas' home grown fuel."

The GMC Sierra, powered by 85% ethanol, will be on display at each K-State home game for fans to see the vehicle and learn more about the benefits of using ethanol.  The vehicle will also be displayed during the week at Dara's Corner Market at the intersection of Kimball Avenue and Tuttle Creek Boulevard, as well as Briggs' GMC Dealership in Manhattan.  In addition to the 2-year lease, the winner will also receive a year's supply of free ethanol to fuel the vehicle.

For complete rules and eligibility information, visit http://www.formstack.com/landing/2189.