Perfection counts for contest winners

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Dallas Oliver of Bedford County, a student at MTSU, won a $50 gift card, courtesy of Glen Oaks Health and Rehabilitation, in our "Count The Basketballs" contest. Even though she filled out a "Bracket Bucks" entry as well, she admitted she really doesn't follow basketball. Oliver is studying to become an English teacher. (T-G Photo by John I. Carney)

The winners of the Times-Gazette/Kincaid Service Company Bracket Bucks contest won't be known until the NCAA tournament ends, but some participants in our "Count the Basketballs" contest are already winners.

Winner Angie Crosslin poses with her children, Maddie and Zach. (T-G Photo by Derrick Hill)

* Angie Crosslin won a $50 cash prize from Cascade Collision Center;

* Gary Zahorian won a $50 gift card supplied by D & R Siding and Restoration;

* Dallas Oliver won a $50 gift card from Glen Oaks Health and Rehabilitation;

* Carolyn Glover won a pizza party prize supplied by Papa John's Pizza;

* Rocky Wright won a $50 gift card from The Russell Center for Vein and Vascular Care.

The special section that included the bracket entry form also had advertisements containing basketballs. Contestants who correctly counted the number of basketballs were placed in a drawing for prizes donated by Bracket Bucks sponsors.

Carolyn Glover can use her winnings to host a pizza party. (T-G Photo by Derrick Hill)

Sponsors include: Cascade Collision Center, D & R Siding and Restoration, Papa John's Pizza, Glen Oaks Health and Rehabilitation, and The Russell Center for Vein and Vascular Care.

Two-thirds who entered the contest had the correct answer.

The contest pleased customers, Mark Kincaid of Kincaid Service Company said.

"We had two different customers come in to drop off last-minute brackets. [Both] said this was the most fun thing they do all year," Kincaid said,

"One said they have a friendly competition that brings them all together to watch the games and talk a little trash to one another. We've also had multiple people come in and say, 'Thank you so much for sponsoring this, we enjoy it so very much.'"

As the tournament continues to unfold, a local entrant with the highest score in the Bracket Bucks contest will win a 49-inch LG flat-screen television and the second place winner will receive a Holland Companion Grill, both from Kincaid Service Company.

The object of the Bracket Bucks contest is to correctly select the winners of the full tournament (excluding play in games) of the men's NCAA basketball tournament, garnering points for each correct selection. Deadline for entry was March 19.

Mark Kincaid reveals the many entries that were received. (T-G Photo by Derrick Hill)