ORLANDO, Fla. – With Ireland serving as the location for the new season of Golf Channel’s popular reality series, Big Break, and with longtime NBC Sports college football partner Notre Dame scheduled to play in Ireland next year, the two divisions of the NBC Sports Group have united to create a sweepstakes that will award a VIP football and golf experience to the Emerald Isle in 2012.
The “Lucky Break Sweepstakes” involves both Notre Dame Football on NBC, which began with Saturday's contest versus Michigan State, and Big Break Ireland, representing the 16th season of the popular Golf Channel reality series that premiered Tuesday. The sweepstakes’ grand prize will be a 2012 VIP trip for two to Ireland to attend the Notre Dame-Navy football game and play the famous golf courses featured on the Golf Channel series.
For chances to win, fans must watch Notre Dame Football home games on NBC through October (Oct. 8 vs. Air Force; Oct. 22 vs. USC; and Oct. 29 vs. Navy), as well as episodes of Big Break Ireland on Golf Channel (Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET) for a unique keyword displayed on the screen that can be entered online at www.golfchannel.com/luckybreak.
The more fans watch, the more chances to win. Only one entry per unique keyword per e-mail address and telephone number per day is allowed.
One Grand Prize Winner will receive:
· Trip for two to Dublin, Ireland, including airfare, accommodations and rental car.
· Tickets to and VIP hospitality at the 2012 Notre Dame-Navy football game in Dublin.
· One round of golf for two at The K Club’s both Palmer and Smurfit Courses.
· One round of golf for two at Portmarnock Golf Club.
· One round of golf for two at The Royal Dublin Golf Club.
· $500 spending cash.
There also will be weekly winners during the six-week promotion who will receive Golf Channel prize packs, which include an iPod Touch.
The “Lucky Break Sweepstakes” will be promoted on both networks, providing both storied programming franchises on Golf Channel and NBC Sports an opportunity to reach new audiences, and further integrating Golf Channel into the NBC Sports Group.
Promotion on both networks will include on-screen graphics, tune-in spots tagged with sweepstakes information, and banner ads on GolfChannel.com and NBCSports.com.