It was a good Independence Day for Randy Fisher, who won $10,000 as part of a celebration marking the million fan to cross the turnstiles at Parkview Field for a Fort Wayne TinCaps (Low Class A; Midwest League) baseball game.
One fan was randomly selected from the 7,897 fans attendance at Sunday night’s sold-out game to play for a chance at $1,000,000.
Thirty bags were placed on the infield, each containing a sealed envelope. Out of the thirty bags three of them contained an envelope with a dollar sign, which designated a winning selection. If three dollar signs were selected the participating fan would win $1,000,000. If two were selected the fan would win $10,000. And if one was selected along with two XFINITY logoed envelopes, or three XFINITY logoed envelopes, the fan would win a home theater system, including a 50’ plasma TV, and a year-long subscription to XFINITY.
The fan randomly selected was Randy Fisher, from all fans in attendance. “We waited until the 8th inning and that was the moment of truth,” said TinCaps Vice President of Marketing Michael Limmer. “Every fan inside the ballpark had a chance. Our representative from American Media and Special Promotions was present to make sure that all procedures were followed. We used a random number generator to designate the fan. Section 110, Row U, Seat 9 was the ticket selected. Next to the seat location in our ticketing computer system was the name of the person who had purchased the tickets, Randy Fisher.
“We alerted Randy that he had been selected and prepped him for the contest. We’re thrilled to be able to reward our millionth fan with a chance like this and for him to go out and win $10,000 is just icing on the cake. One million fans through Parkview Field is a testament to the fans support of the TinCaps and this beautiful downtown ballpark, Parkview Field. We’d also like to thank Comcast for partnering with us on the ‘Countdown to 1,000,000’ promotion.”
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