Cavs Partner with University of Toledo for Bow Tie Challenge!

A.C. and Sir C.C., Moondog and Fred and other favorite Cavs personalities look mighty spiffy in a bow tie, but WHO wears the stylish fashion accessory the best? That’s for fans to decide when they cast their vote in the Cavs and University of Toledo’s “Tie One On” Bracket Bow Tie Challenge in support of prostate cancer awareness.

The bracket-style challenge begins on January 25th and runs through February 21st exclusively on Cavs.com, where each week fans can vote for which of their favorite Cavaliers personalities look the most DAPPER in their Cavs and UT co-branded bow tie. Everyone who votes will automatically be entered for a chance to win a Cavs prize package that includes a pair of FLOOR SEATS to the Cavs vs. Boston Celtics game on March 3rd at Quicken Loans Arena.

The Cavs have partnered with the University of Toledo to raise awareness for prostate cancer, a cause UT has championed with its annual “Tie One On” fundraiser. Each year, UT’s men’s head basketball coach, Tod Kowalczyk, and his coaching staff don their “Tie One On” bow ties at a designated game to show their support in the fight against prostate cancer. Since the event’s inception at UT in 2011, more than $70,000 has been raised for cancer care, awareness and outreach through generous donations. The 2015 “Tie One On” game at UT is Saturday, January 24th.

“Teaming up with the Cavs is an opportunity for The University of Toledo to partner with one of the most important brands in sports to help UT’s efforts to raise prostate cancer awareness,” said Lawrence J. Burns, vice president for UT External Affairs, and a prostate cancer survivor.


Beginning Sunday, January 25th, fans can go to cavs.com/uttieoneon to cast their vote on who they think sports the best look wearing their custom-designed Cavs and UT bow tie. The personalities with the most votes each week will move on to the next round of the challenge. In the fourth and final week, the “Champion of Dapper” will be awarded an honorary bow tie by the University of Toledo at the Cavs vs. Boston Celtics game on March 3rd at 7:00 p.m. at The Q. The interactive bracket contest homepage was designed and developed by the Sports Products team at Omnigon, an award-winning digital consulting firm.


  • Austin Carr (Cavaliers Legend and Fox Sports Ohio TV Analyst)
  • Fred McLeod (Fox Sports Ohio Play-By-Play Announcer)
  • Campy Russell (Cavaliers Legend and Fox Sports Ohio TV Analyst)
  • Olivier “The Voice” Sedra (Cavaliers In-Arena Announcer)
  • Ahmaad Crump (Cavaliers Hype-Man and In-Arena Host)
  • Allie Clifton (Fox Sports Ohio Sideline Reporter and UT Graduate)
  • Cavaliers Mascot Moondog
  • Cavaliers Mascot Sir C.C.

All fans who vote will automatically be entered into the contest and one fan will be randomly selected to win a Cavs prize package that includes:

  • Two floor seats for Cavs vs. Boston Celtics on March 3rd at 7:00 p.m.
  • Two Benchwarmer passes for the Celtics game (watch warm ups from the Cavs bench!)
  • A Cavaliers prize pack
  • A University of Toledo/Cavaliers bow tie

Additionally, the Cavs 50/50 raffle at the March 3rd game will support the “Tie One On” initiative. All fans in attendance will also receive a Cavs and UT co-branded “Tie One On” bow tie sticker.

According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind only lung cancer, and 1 in 7 American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime.

Visit cavs.com/uttieoneon for the official rules and to learn more about the “Tie One On” initiative.

About The University of Toledo:
The University of Toledo, established in 1872, is a diverse, student-centered public metropolitan research university. The University is home to more than 20,000 students across 16 colleges and six Ohio campuses. UT offers more than 230 doctoral, professional, graduate and undergraduate programs. Nearly 350 student athletes comprise 15 Division 1 Rocket athletic teams. UT has earned national and international acclaim for its expertise in solar and advanced renewable energy, environmental sciences, astronomical research, translational research and biomarkers. For more information visit www.utoledo.edu.

About Omnigon:
Omnigon is an award-winning digital consulting firm that delivers strategic, technical and creative solutions to leaders in the sports, media and entertainment industries. The Omnigon team is made up of technologists and artists, all of whom have a deep understanding of digital media and its impact on the lives of consumers. Omnigon is renowned for delivering its clients engaging, groundbreaking experiences and solutions that create real value for their sponsors and audiences. Core competencies include strategic consulting, development of social and mobile platforms, second screen experiences and enterprise systems. Headquartered in New York with offices in Los Angeles, London, Toronto, Kiev and St. Petersburg. Omnigon is a growing multinational, multicultural company.