DENVER, Colo. - As part of the year-long celebration for the Avalanche's 10th season in Denver, the Avalanche organization on Saturday night awarded the first of 10 prizes in conjunction with its 10th Season Sweepstakes.
The winner of the drawing, which took place this past Thursday (Nov. 3), was announced during the first intermission of Saturday's game against the Dallas Stars. Mr. Eugene Coppola of Lone Tree, Colorado, was the first prize winner and was awarded a Mitsubishi 65-inch HDTV monitor courtesy of The Big Picture.
The winner was randomly chosen from a computer database of roughly 65,000 entries and witnessed by NHL security official Sam Singleton.
The Avalanche's 10th Season Sweepstakes offers fans the chance to win one of 10 prizes throughout the year, including exclusive team experiences, vacations and a new home courtesy of Amber Homes. Fans can still enter to win one of these remaining nine prizes. Fans will be automatically enrolled by purchasing Avalanche tickets via the internet (www.coloradoavalanche.com) or through Ticketmaster (303-830-TIXS or www.ticketmaster.com).
Grand Prize: A home compliments of Amber Homes
2nd Prize: Custom Avalanche Rocky Mountain Harley-Davidson motorcycle
3rd Prize: 10 FREE round-trip flights on Frontier Airlines
4th Prize: Exclusive trip for two to an away game on the team charter
5th Prize: One week ski and spa stay at Vail Cascade
6th Prize: Suite to an Avalanche game and dinner for 10 at Elway's presented by The Denver Post
7th Prize: Avalanche Assistant Coach for one game day plus a suite party compliments of KeyBank
8th Prize: Three night getaway at the Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas
9th Prize: Ultimate entertainment package including a pool table & a six person hot tub compliments of Pool Table Warehouse and Cal Spas
To enter the Sweepstakes, fans can (A) complete the online Sweepstakes entry form available at www.coloradoavalanche.com and click the "Submit" button; or (B) complete the Sweepstakes entry form included on any 2005-2006 Colorado Avalanche pocket schedule during the Sweepstakes Period; or (C) send a post card with your name, address, date of birth, email address and phone number to: Avalanche 10th Season Sweepstakes, 1000 Chopper Circle, Denver, CO 80204.
All Sweepstakes entry forms submitted by mail must be received no later than April 1. The next prize night is scheduled for Nov. 14 vs. Edmonton.