Four students will trust “Swoop,” Eastern Michigan University’s mascot, with a chance to win them tuition for a year.
EMU is giving away a year’s-worth of in-state tuition at two upcoming football games in a promotion the athletic department is calling “Tailgate Toss.”
To be eligible, students must check in at a registration table at “Tailgate Town,” the student pre-game tailgate. There, they must confirm they have downloaded the My Eagle Rewards smartphone application.
According to an EMU press release, “Two students will be randomly selected with each having the chance to choose a Swoop mascot who will toss footballs into a customized football container from 10 yards out. Whomever gets the most footballs through the container within 60 seconds will win the year of tuition to EMU.”
The two contestants must be at the game and cannot be wearing other schools’ apparel.
The contest will take place Thursday during EMU’s nationally-televised game against Western Michigan and on Saturday, Nov. 14 against UMass.
EMU’s website listing the criteria for entry provided this description: “The EMU Athletics Tuition Toss is designed to give back to the student body at Eastern Michigan University and reward full-time students in good standing who embody Eastern Michigan Eagle fandom.”
The Eagles are 1-7, and their average attendance for home games this year is 5,772.
EMU kicks off against WMU at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at Rynearson Stadium.