You can almost smell winter coming, which can mean only one thing – the return of #HalftimeChallenge!

We’re back for our 4th season – and we need you!

If you’re not already aware, Halftime Challenge has been a very successful and popular Chamber promotion during halftime of the boys and girls varsity basketball games. We draw one youth (8th grade and under), and one adult (9th grade and up) to participate in the “Challenge” – the youth have 30 seconds to make 3 lay-ups, typically for free games of bowling. The adult has the opportunity to attempt a lay-up (*worth $10 to Annandale McDonald’s), a free throw (*worth $20 to Annandale Embroidery), a 3-point shot (*worth $30 gift card from State Farm), and the half-court shot (starting at $500 with a progressive jackpot).

So what do we need FROM you, and what’s in it FOR you?

We have 27 home games between both the boys and girls varsity teams; we would love to have a local business sponsor for each game. **See remaining game sponsor opps below and contact Jeremy Wheeler for availability. Don’t delay!

To sponsor, we ask Chamber businesses for a $100 (double headers start at $150) donation (your donation goes to the half-court shot jackpot), and for you to get people to sign up for the Challenge on their way into the gym – don’t worry, we’ll provide all the registration materials.  In exchange, you get your own private “expo booth” just outside the home side of the gym.  Please use this opportunity to greet people, shake hands, get your information into the hands of Annandale residents. Then, at halftime, you will also join Jeremy on the court as he reads your 15-30 second commercial to a “captive” audience waiting for the Challenge to begin, as well as several mentions over the PA as the announcer (Jeff) reminds people to sign up.

The available dates are listed below, and are available on a first come first served basis. Please let me know if you’re interested in sponsoring a game, or if you have any questions, contact info is below.

  • Dec 2 (BBB v  Milaca) – Boys season opener
  • Jan 20 (GBB v Glencoe/Silver Lake)
  • Jan 27 (BBB v Mound-Westonka)
  • Feb 2 (GBB v New London-Spicer)
  • Feb 6 (GBB v Eden Valley-Watkins)
  • Feb 10 (GBB v Watertown-Mayer)
  • Feb 14 (BBB v Litchfield)
  • Feb 17 (BBB v Glencoe)
  • Feb 21 (GBB v Rockford)
  • Feb 24 (GBB v  Mound-Westonka)


When do I need to be there?

It works best if you are set-up and ready to go by 6pm (for a 7pm tip-off). Jeremy is normally there by 5:30pm or earlier each night to make sure the table, giant check, and our registration materials are ready for you. Fans are always waiting for him to finish so they can start signing up.

Can I do my own drawing/give away/t-shirts in addition to the Challenge?  

Absolutely! The more you can do to get people interested, the more you’ll be able to promote your brand.

Do I have to be a Chamber member to participate?  

Yes, please. The Chamber started this promotion as a way not only to highlight the Chamber as whole with all we do, but also as an opportunity for member businesses. For membership information, please check out the Chamber website,
or email me at the address below.

How/When Do I pay?

We are starting an invoicing system this season. Once you sign up for your date, Katie (Chamber Treasurer) will send you an invoice with your date and total; you pay the Chamber directly.

Please contact me via email should you have any questions, or to reserve your date – jeremy@flamingoeventservice.com

Thank you!

Jeremy Wheeler

Flamingo Event Service