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Plus, Cavs players will give the shirts off their backs and the shoes off their feet to lucky fans at the end of the game!
CLEVELAND, OH - April 8, 2010 - Cavaliers Fan Appreciation Day presented by hhgregg, marks the last home game of the 2009-10 regular season and the time to thank fans for their XL support during what has been another record-breaking year for the franchise. On the Sunday, April 11th game vs. the Orlando Magic at 1:00 p.m., the Cavs will thank fans by giving away OVER $1 MILLION in PRIZES and every fan will go home with something! Prizes will include the chance to win a 2010 Kia Soul courtesy of Kia Motors, a home media room courtesy of hhgregg, an exclusive Vault Tour at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, an impressive list of electronics such as iPods, laptops, Flip Cams and more donated by friends and partners of the Cavs. At the end of the game, players will give lucky fans the shirts off their backs and shoes off their feet.
“The entire organization, from Dan Gilbert and our ownership group to our front office to every person working at The Q on game nights to the coaches and players themselves, recognize the impact and the importance of fan support to the success of the team and our organization. We never take that for granted and try to earn that support every chance we get by having a championship-caliber approach to everything we do,” said Cavaliers President Len Komoroski. “Ultimately, we’re all in this together and the goal is a championship. In the meantime, Fan Appreciation Day is a great time for us to say thanks in an XL way.”
The Cavaliers continue to be the NBA’s most watched team, leading the league this season in overall average attendance (home and road combined) and TV viewership (#1 for local TV ratings). For the first time in franchise history, the team is on pace to sell out all 41 regular season home games. They are also currently playing to a 75-game home sellout streak, including all 39 home games this season, and the last 29 games from the 2008-09 season, and seven in the 2009 playoffs.
Through 78 locally and nationally broadcast games on FOX Sports Ohio, TNT, ESPN and ABC this season, the Cavaliers have an overall local TV average rating of 10.5, which equates to over 500,000 people watching each game. Often, when games are broadcast locally and nationally, the local viewership total is well over 800,000.
For the 66 games broadcast on FOX Sports Ohio, the Cavaliers average rating is 8.66, which stands as the NBA’s top rated local game broadcast rating. FOX Sports Ohio and the Cavaliers will also thank viewers during the Wednesday, April 14th telecast of the last regular season game from Atlanta when the Cavs take on the Hawks at 8:00 p.m. It will be “Viewer Appreciation Night” presented by KIA and viewers will have the opportunity to watch and win fabulous prize packs.
For Fan Appreciation Day, each fan will receive a Cavaliers gift bag filled with items including a Dave & Buster’s game card, a coupon for a free Arby’s shake and other fun stuff—and the giving will continue through the game! Prize Patrols will disperse an incredible assortment of great giveaways that will include Cavs memorabilia, thousands of local retailer gift cards and t-shirts, and tickets to a variety of events and attractions!
At center court immediately following the game, the Cavs players will literally take the
All subscribers to Cavaliers Insider, the team’s official free email newsletter, will have the chance to win a variety of prizes. Fans who aren’t already “Insiders” can sign up by visiting click here.
The Cleveland Cavaliers would like to thank all of the companies, organizations, and individuals listed below for their donations and participation in Fan Appreciation Night.