Students to Attempt ‘World’s Longest Shot’ from Goodyear Blimp
(Akron/Tire Review) Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. will offer four college students a chance to win the company’s “Get There” prize by shooting a basketball at a hoop while flying 500 feet in the air aboard the Goodyear blimp.
The contest takes place Friday, Mar. 30 near Atlanta’s Georgia Dome, the site
of this year’s men’s division I college basketball tournament. The four students will represent each of the semifinalist schools – Florida, UCLA, Georgetown and Ohio State.
Any student who makes “the world’s longest basketball shot” will win Goodyear’s “Get There” prize package, which includes travel, accommodations and tickets for two for a sporting event during the next 12 months at which the Goodyear Blimp provides aerial coverage. If no student is successful, each will receive a second attempt, and Goodyear said a referee on the ground will signal a successful attempt.
The contest is being conducted to support Goodyear’s new advertising campaign, built on the “Get There” theme.