Burgan Real Estate, the Official Real Estate
Partner of Youngstown State University Athletics, today announced a special promotion for YSU
students where they want to underwrite a lucky student's tuition for a year. The locally,
independently owned real estate company is going to offer students, in attendance. at select
YSU men's and women's home basketball games the opportunity to make a 94-foot putt for a
$10,000 cash prize. In cooperation with YSU Athletics, the Burgan Real Estate "Putt for Tuition
Sweepstakes" will take place during a break at eight select YSU men's and women's home
basketball games this season.
"Our partnership with YSU, both in the classroom and on the court, has made great strides in
enriching the lives of students at YSU," said Patrick Burgan, co-owner of Burgan Real Estate.
"We have done promotions in the past, but this time we wanted to make it special for the
students supporting the Penguins and sitting in the all-new Burgan Real Estate Student Section
in Beeghly Center. This promotion will continue to show how our partnership with YSU Athletics
is better together."
Students, in good standing and actively enrolled in YSU during the semester, will have the
opportunity to enter the contest upon entering the game on selected dates. At tip-off, Burgan
Real Estate and YSU Athletics will randomly select one name from the list of entries. This
student will have an opportunity to putt a golf ball on the basketball court into a hole cut out of
board 94 feet from the putting line. If he/she successfully does this, they will win $10,000.
Games where the Burgan Real Estate "Putt for Tuition Sweepstakes" will take place are:
December 2, 2021 vs. Milwaukee (7:00 PM) (Women's Basketball Game)
December 8, 2021 vs. Central Michigan (7:00 PM) (Men's Basketball Game)
January 13, 2022 vs. Northern Kentucky (7:00 PM) (Men's Basketball Game)
January 14, 2022 vs. University of Illinois - Chicago (7:00 PM) (Women's Basketball Game)
January 27, 2022 vs. Green Bay (7:00 PM) (Men's Basketball Game)
January 28, 2022 vs. Detroit Mercy (7:00 PM) (Women's Basketball Game)
February 17, 2022 vs. University of Illinois - Chicago (7:00 PM) (Men's Basketball Game)
February 18, 2022 vs. Northern Kentucky (7:00 PM) (Women's Basketball Game)
"Burgan Real Estate has always delivered as a partner of YSU Athletics, embracing the title of
being the Official Real Estate Partner of the Penguins and bringing innovative ways to engage
fans at our events," stated Ron Strollo, YSU's Executive Director of Athletics. "We thank
Patrick, Sue and the entire Burgan Bunch for their continued support of YSU's student-athletes
and commitment to our great community."
This isn't the first promotion Burgan Real Estate has done with their YSU partnership. In 2018,
the 44-year-old real estate agency conducted the Mortgage Mania Challenge where one fan
successfully hit a half-court shot to win $12,000 towards their mortgage.
In addition to the promotional contest at the games, fans in attendance will see the students
sitting in a special section. The YSU student section has been renamed the, "Burgan Real
Estate Student Section." The section will provide students a designated area to support the
men's and women's basketball teams during their home games at the Beeghly Center.
"There is no place like home, both at Beeghly Center and in living in the Mahoning Valley. To
be able to provide a home section for students to gather and collectively cheer on the Penguins
is a great way to create the ultimate home court advantage for both the YSU men's and
women's teams this season," said Burgan.