Basketball counters win prizes from 'Bracket Bucks' sponsors

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Steve Lovvorn won a $50 gift card donated by Glen Oaks after playing the "Count the Basketballs" contest. Lovvorn said it was a combined effort between he and his wife. He said she counted the balls first, then he confirmed her answer was correct before participating in the Bracket Bucks contest, which was also included in a special section printed in last week's Times-Gazette. (T-G Photo by Sadie Fowler)
Kayla Blessing was another winner of the "Count the Basketballs" contest. She won a $50 gift card to Lowe's donated by Lee Adcock Construction. (T-G Photo by Sadie Fowler)
Jess Hardy was a winner in the "Count The Basketballs" contest, receiving a gift bag from Traders Bank, including a tote bag, a T-shirt, a cookbook, and various other items. Her name was randomly drawn from among those who correctly counted the number of basketballs in our "Bracket Bucks" special section last week. (T-G Photo by John I. Carney)

Although the winners of the Times-Gazette / Kincaid Service Company "Bracket Bucks" contest won't be known until the NCAA tournament has ended, some of the players are already winners -- in our "count the basketballs" contest.

The same special sections last week which contained our bracket entry forms were filled with basketball logos. Players who correctly counted the number of logos were placed in a drawing for prizes donated by our "Bracket Bucks" sponsors -- Lee Adcock Construction, Papa John's PIzza, Traders Bank, D&R Siding & Restoration, and Glen Oaks Health & Rehabilitation. Prizes included gift cards, a pizza party and a gift bag.

Teressa Marshall holds a gift card she won, donated by D&R Siding, in the recent "Count the Basketballs" contest. Her name was randomly drawn from among those who correctly counted the number of baskektballs in our "Bracket Bucks" special section last week. Marshall said she's in the middle of remodeling her bathroom and said the gift card she won will come in handy as she finishes her home project. (T-G Photo by Sadie Fowler)

Both 15 and 16 were accepted as correct answers. Out of all entries, 36 percent were correct, and 64 percent were incorrect.

Meanwhile, the tournament goes on, and the local entrant with the highest score based on their correct bracket predictions will win a 43-inch flat screen television from Kincaid Service Company. Our celebrity sponsor bracket shootout continues as well, with representatives of each of our sponsors competing.




"I've never won anything in my life until now," said Brittany Sanders of Unionville, who was drawn from among those who correctly counted 15 basketballs in our Bracket Bucks special section last week. She received a pizza party from Papa John's, which she may use for her daughter's upcoming birthday party. (T-G Photo by John I. Carney)