Disclosure: Next Impulse Sports was compensated for our participation in this campaign, however the opinions expressed here are my own.
It’s that time of year again – NCAA® March Madness®. We’re fresh off of Selection Sunday and now we wait until things kick off later this week.
This year the team at Next Impulse Sports is super excited to be apart of Enterprise Rent-a-Car’s partnership with the NCAA. We’ve teamed up with our friends at the awesome websites GuysGab, Bullz Eye, Playground Dad and The Hoop Doctors to spread the word about the partnership.
To celebrate, Enterprise is launching an Ultimate Pick Up Contest on Facebook – with NCAA (and NBA) legend Kenny Smith as the spokesman. The NCAA tourney is all about those moments that pick us up as sports fans: the Cinderella teams; the kid that you’ve never seen play launching to stardom in front of a national audience, there are so many moments that lift us up as fans during the month of March. Enterprise’s famous slogan for years has been ““We’ll pick you up!” Enterprise will pick you up to help handle your rental car needs and now they want to show you the great plays in NCAA Tourney history that have given fans an emotional lift throughout the years.
Enterprise has created a bracket of it’s own where fans get to vote on the Sweet 16 of these ultimate pickup moments. Below is a sampling of some of those goose bump giving, epic pick up moments that bring tears to grown men to tears eyes when they’re replayed during “One Shining Moment” at tourney end.
Also, we want to give away some cool prizes to our readers and March Madness fans. There are two ways to win:
On 3/19 at 1pm EST we’re doing a March Madness Twitter chat with the hashtag #EnterpriseNCAA and we’ll be giving away 4 prize packs:
Enterprise March Madness Pack ($40)
• Mini Basketball & Hoop Set
• $25 NCAA e-gift card
And then we’ll be live tweeting one of the Sweet Sixteen games and will be giving away an awesome prize pack. More details coming soon):
Finals Party Pack ($350)
• $200 AMEX Gift Card (for food)
• Mini Basketball & Hoop Set
• Bamboo Wood Lap Table Tray
• 2 Basketball Table Cloths
• 40 Green 12oz. Cups
• 40 Green Plastic Forks
• 40 Green Plastic Knives
• 40 Green Napkins
• Enterprise Duffel Bag
• Enterprise Game Day Seat Cooler
• Enterprise Stress Reliever
• Enterprise Can Koozie(10 pack)
• Enterprise 24oz Tritan Waterbottle
Featured Ultimate Pick Up Moment:
The Underdog’s Day
In the 2001 NCAA tournament, the Hampton University Pirates became the first #15 seed in the history of March Madness to move on against a #2 seed. Their win over Iowa State epitomizes the spirit of ultimate pickup moments.
Other Ultimate Pickup moments…
Going out on Top
There are champions and then there are CHAMPIONS. Let this settle in for a minute…Legendary UCLA coach John Wooden ended his career with 10 NCAA championship wins. Will that record ever be broken?
3rd Time’s a Charm
Before Rip Hamilton became an NBA champ in 2004, he hit one of the most memorable last minute fade aways in college hoops history to be an NCAA champ in 1999. The emotion and scrappiness of this classic play are what tournament time is all about.
Hakim Warrick and his long arms delivered the block heard round the world to lead Syracuse to a National championship against Kansas in 2003.
This is just one of the ultimate pick up candidates, go see the others and vote on the Enterprise Facebook page and you can win two tickets, plus a trip, to the 2015 Final Four.
Happy March Madness!