University of Florida and University of Georgia Fans Demonstrate Their Mega Team Spirit While Benefiting Hurricane Relief Efforts
* “Dodge Mega Livin’, Mega Givin'” contest winners receive tickets to Oct. 29 Florida-Georgia football game
* Chrysler Group will donate to American Red Cross on behalf of each contest participant
Jacksonville, Fla., Oct 28, 2005 –
University of Florida fans proved victorious in the “Dodge Mega Livin’, Mega Givin’ ” giant football toss outside Jacksonville’s Alltel Stadium, Thursday, Oct. 27, in a contest that raised money for hurricane relief efforts. The winning team threw a 15-foot long football nearly nine yards in the Mega Toss challenge, one of three contests created by Dodge to engage University of Florida and University of Georgia fans in a larger than life celebration of everything big – including one of the biggest college football rivalries and tailgating parties in the country and the all-new 2006 Dodge Ram Mega Cab truck with the largest pickup cab ever.
For each participant in the Mega Toss contest, Chrysler Group donated $25 to the American Red Cross’ hurricane relief efforts, as well as an additional $100 for each yard the giant football traveled.
Florida and Georgia fans competed to see who could gain the most yards by tossing the oversized football. The winning team, from Gainesville, Fla., threw the football nearly nine yards to win four tickets to Saturday’s big game.
“The Mega Toss was an opportunity to give to charity and to win free tickets to see the big game,” said Jason Norton, 25 year-old resident of Gainesville, Fla., and member of the winning Gators fan team. “The giant football was big and all over the place, but we got underneath it and rolled with the punches.”
The money raised in the Mega Toss challenge is part of a donation Chrysler Group will make in recognition of Florida and Georgia fans who participate in three Dodge Mega Livin’, Mega Givin’ challenges to be held Oct. 27-Oct. 29. In total, Chrysler Group expects to donate $10,000 to the American Red Cross to benefit hurricane relief efforts.
Two remaining Dodge Mega Livin’, Mega Givin’ contests are:
Mega Mug Shot (team spirit face painting contest)
Saturday, Oct. 29 at 12:30 p.m.
Best “mug” from each school receives a Mega Livin’ Spirit Package*
Mega Spirit (team cheer/chant contest)
Saturday, Oct. 29 at 2:00 p.m.
Winning cheer from each school receives a Mega Livin’ Spirit Package*
*The Mega Livin’ Spirit Package includes Florida Gators or Georgia Bulldogs fan paraphernalia
Members of the Mega Toss team included Scott Sullivan, Susie Tootin, Harvey Norton, and Jason Norton.
“The Florida-Georgia game is a natural fit for the Dodge brand’s ‘mega-sized’ celebration — recognizing the biggest fans at one of the biggest rivalries in college football,” said Fred Diaz, Director – Dodge Marketing Communications, Chrysler Group. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to expose these ‘mega fans’ to the all-new Dodge Ram Mega Cab, a truck that itself understands the ‘go big or go home’ philosophy.”
2006 Dodge Ram Mega Cab
Dodge introduces the largest pickup cab ever. The all-new 2006 Dodge Ram Mega Cab features an innovative interior that takes comfort and convenience to a new level in the full-size pickup segment. Its larger-than-life interior space offers seating for six adults, with plenty of head, shoulder, leg and hip room, and the most interior cargo storage and seating configurations available in the full-size pickup truck market.
The all-new 2006 Dodge Ram Mega Cab further solidifies the Dodge Ram truck lineup’s long list of leadership claims: fastest, strongest, most powerful, most capable – and now, most spacious and versatile.