Burgan Real Estate, the Official Real Estate Partner of Youngstown State University Athletics, is announcing they are bringing back a popular contest they rolled out last year where YSU students can win 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 seven 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 were so excited to offer this opportunity for the students supporting the Penguins and sitting in the Burgan Real Estate Student Section in Beeghly Center last year and being able to offer it again this year is again a thrill for us. This promotion continues 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:
January 26, 2023 vs. Wright State (7:00 PM) (Women's Basketball Game)
January 27, 2023 vs. Oakland (7:00 PM) (Men's Basketball Game)
February 2, 2023 vs. Wright State (7:00 PM) (Men's Basketball Game)
February 4, 2023 vs. Northern Kentucky (7:00 PM) (Men's Basketball Game)
February 9, 2023 vs. Oakland (7:00 PM) (Women's Basketball Game)
February 16, 2023 vs. Milwaukee (7:00 PM) (Men's Basketball Game)
February 17, 2023 vs. Milwaukee (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 (Filipovich) and everyone at Burgan Real Estate for their continued support of YSU's student-athletes as well as their commitment to our community."
This isn't the first promotion Burgan Real Estate has done with their YSU partnership. In 2018, the 45-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 YSU students sitting in the "Burgan Real Estate Student Section." This section will provide students a designated area to support the men's and women's basketball teams during home games at Beeghly Center.
"At Burgan Real Estate, we know there's no place like home, whether that's at Beeghly cheering on the Penguins or in the comfort of your home," said Burgan. "To be able to provide a special section for students to gather and collectively cheer on the Penguins is a great way to create the ultimate home court advantage for the YSU men's and women's teams this season."