Go To Work Sweepstakes, Presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors


January 26, 2012

MCALLEN, TEXAS – The defending NBA Development League champion Rio Grande Valley Vipers and Academy Sports + Outdoors announced that they are giving four fans the opportunity to own the Vipers, be the President of the Vipers, coach the Vipers and report on the Vipers on April 6 when the Vipers host the Reno Bighorns.

The owner for a day will get to meet Vipers principle owner Alonzo Cantu and sit in two of his seats during the first quarter of the game.

The coach for a day will get to observe the Vipers pre-game warm-up before the game, get a tour of the locker room and meet the Vipers’ coaching staff.

The president for a day will get to shadow Vipers President Bert Garcia during the game.

The reporter for a day will get to shadow David Hinojosa, who covers the Vipers for The Monitor, during the game.

Fans can sign up at Academy Sports + Outdoors locations valley-wide, at Vipers home games at State Farm Arena, at the Vipers Pro-Shop (4500 N. 10th St. in McAllen) and online by clicking here. No purchase is necessary to enter. For official rules, click here.

The Rio Grande Valley Vipers are the NBA Development League affiliate of the NBA Houston Rockets. The NBA Development League, founded in 2001, is the NBA’s official minor league. Featuring 16 teams with direct affiliations to NBA franchises, the NBA D-League is a proven developer of talent: 23 percent of players in the NBA at the conclusion of the 2010-11 season boasted NBA D-League experience, and the league continues to develop coaches, referees, and front-office staff for the NBA and its teams. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA D-League Cares programs. The NBA D-League also advances the game of basketball as the research and development arm of the NBA. Throughout the league’s 10th season, fans can watch all NBA D-League games on NBA FUTURECAST, the free live Web-streaming initiative found at nba.com/futurecast.