Jordan Uthoff from Cedar Rapids was the big winner at the Iowa vs. Iowa State Men's basketball game on Friday, December 9 at Hilton Coliseum in Ames. His name was announced last week by the Iowa Corn Promotion Board as winner of the 2011 Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series Flex Fuel truck.
Jordan, an agronomy student at Iowa State, was selected along with 9 other finalists to attend the University of Iowa vs. Iowa State University men's basketball game where he became the lucky winner of the keys to the truck.
The nine non-winners didn't walk away empty handed, however. They each received $100 in ethanol from the Iowa Corn Promotion Board and Kum&Go as well as tickets to the game and Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk t-shirts. Jordan texted his winning entry one time during the Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Iowa State Cyclones football game in September.
Cy-Hawk promotion highlights the many ways corn benefits Iowa & Iowans
The drawing was the wrap up of the multi-sport, multi-media promotion this year showcasing the many ways corn benefits Iowa and Iowans. The truck giveaway was part of a "GameDay partnership" that included all Iowa Hawkeye and Iowa State Cyclone match ups, but it specifically highlighted the Iowa and Iowa State football, basketball and wrestling seasons. From September through November 14,000 entries were collected online and by texting.
For more information, visit www.iowacorncyhawkseries.com
The Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB) works to develop and defend markets, fund research, and provide education about corn and corn products. The Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) is a membership organization lobbying on ag issues on behalf of its 6,700 farmer members. Both organizations work on the joint mission to create opportunities for long-term Iowa corn grower profitability.
The Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series is part of a 4-year partnership with both Hawkeye Sports Properties and Cyclone Sports Properties. The promotion includes radio, television, internet and on-site marketing. The campaign highlights the many uses for corn and its importance to Iowa--as everyday is GameDay for Iowa's farmers.