School Spirit Mania Photo Contest Runs Through February 28th 

 BETHPAGE, N.Y., February 16, 2010 — MSG Varsity is kicking off Playoff Month with a special online event – School Spirit Mania. School Spirit Mania is an opportunity for students to display their school spirit through an online photo contest, where students, teachers, administrators, parents and fans select the winners through online voting. Photos can be submitted by logging onto anytime between February 10th and midnight on February 28th and uploading an image that shows us what school spirit is all about.  

 Once all of the images have been reviewed, MSG Varsity experts will narrow the list down to the first round of finalists and post the opening brackets March 8th on Online voting by round will take place between March 8th and April 5th – until only the top two photos remain.  The School Spirit Mania Champion will be announced Tuesday, April 6th at 7pm on High School SportDesk, Cablevision’s iO TV (Channel 14). 

 “As we enter Playoff Month, we wanted to give high school students the chance to showcase their school spirit in a fun and interactive way,” commented Philip Summers, VP Marketing for MSG Varsity.  “We’re looking forward to seeing all the creative entries and finding out who the viewers pick as Spirit Mania Champion.”


The winning school gets to choose their grand prize – a customized indoor or outdoor Daktronics digital scoreboard or a Club Car trainer utility vehicle wrapped in school colors.  Prizes will also be awarded to all 64 finalists in contention to be the School Spirit Mania Champion.


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