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Crazy for the Hokies and Casual Fridays sweepstakes launched


BLACKSBURG, Va., Aug. 15, 2007 – Hokie fans can now sign up for the latest "Crazy for the Hokies" sweepstakes with prizes totaling $6,500 beginning today.

This year’s sweepstakes, named "Crazy for the Hokies and Casual Fridays," will be unveiled today at the A&N Store (Christiansburg, Va.) by Locke White, director of Virginia Tech’s Office of Licensing and Trademarks, Gloria Ward, Valley Regional Manager for A&N Stores, and by Leanne Sloop, the Advertising Operations Manager, also for A&N Stores.

The lucky person who wins this sweepstakes will receive $5,000. Entries will be photographs of anyone at their place of work who is wearing or holding a Virginia Tech officially licensed product, such as a hat, tee shirt or stuffed Hokie Bird. A sign saying “Crazy for the Hokies and Casual Fridays” will qualify.

For those living in the state, entry photographs must be dropped into the sweepstakes box found in any one of the 50 A&N Stores. Those living outside the state may mail them directly to the Virginia Tech Licensing and Trademark Office, Southgate Dr. (0161), Blacksburg, VA 24061. The sweepstakes entries will be accepted until Saturday, Nov. 10.

“We are excited about working with A&N Stores this year because they are a great Virginia company,” said White. “Our students, faculty, staff, and fans will be able go for the prize and show their support for the Hokies by wearing our apparel to work on casual Fridays, or any other day of the week.”

Other prizes will include a second prize of $1,000; and a third prize of $500. Winners will be chosen by a random drawing and will be announced at halftime during the Virginia Tech vs. University of Miami football game on Saturday, Nov. 17. Winning photographs will be seen on the HokieVision screen.

For more information on “Crazy for the Hokies and Casual Fridays,” contact Locke White of visit the Crazy for the Hokies website.



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