KYUK announces Village Showdown 2013: Winner receives hometown basketball coverage

by KYUK Field Report on October 9, 2013

basketballKYUK will travel to the village that pledges the most support during their fall fundraiser to broadcast play-by play coverage of a high school basketball game.

KYUK’s Radio Director Shane Iverson says the competition has two purposes. “We want to provide a fun incentive for people in the village to contribute to KYUK. Plus we’ve been looking to start live coverage of basketball games in villages. This will show us which village would most value this service.”

The rules of the competition are pretty simple. The village that pledges the most support by the end of the day on Tuesday, October the 15th, wins. That village’s basketball team can decide when and where they want KYUK to provide the coverage. It could be a home tournament or even an away tournament so fans back home can catch the action. The game must be in the Y/K Delta.

“I know money can be tight in many households, ” says Iverson. “With this competition people can give their hard earned cash towards two things they love. That’s public radio and local basketball.”

He adds that if the competition is a major success there may be some funds left over for additional village travel.

“Depending on how the villages donate, we’d love it if we could also travel to the second, or even third most generous villages.”

Anyone who pledges is also entered into KYUK”s grand prize and weekly drawings. Plus they’ll receive KYUK’s incentive gifts depending on the level they contribute.

“Unlike a game of basketball there are no losers in this challenge,’ says Iverson.

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