||Lucky WILM Viewer Wins Final Four Giveaway
WILM viewer Scott Jecha won a trip to the NCAA Finals from the station.
On Thursday, March 18, 2004, the first major day of the NCAA Tournament, WILM gave away two all expense paid trips to San Antonio, Texas to watch the Final Four and the National Championship. The WRAL sister station and CBS affiliate held the drawing at Firehouse Grille in Wilmington that evening.
Since February 9, WILM had been accepting entries via email or snail mail for the grand prize drawing. “Last night’s party was packed full of WILM and basketball fans,” said WILM Local Sales Assistant Cristie Halbreiner. “Every TV in the place was airing the Duke game, and every person was extremely excited and full of energy.”
WILM Account Executive Angela Toney emceed the event, giving away so many prizes that everyone in the building got at least two of something. Toney also got everyone in the building to do a cheer for her favorite team, the UNC Tarheels.
The night ended with Scott Jecha of Castle Hayne being drawn as the grand prize winner. He won two roundtrip airline tickets to San Antonio courtesy of ASA Delta, 5 days/4 nights stay at the Best Western Suites San Antonio, two reserved “Run of House” tickets to the Semi-Finals on Saturday, two reserved “Run of House” tickets to the Finals on Monday, two 4 day Metropolitan Transit Passes, two reserved tickets to NCAA Hoop City, two deluxe continental breakfasts daily, two official 2004 final four programs, an on-site tour host and all taxes and service charges. He also received a Final Four basketball and pin. The huge prize package came courtesy of Firehouse Grille, Space to Your Place Mobile Storage, ASA Delta and WILM-TV.
As a side note, Jecha has also been called back for an interview for the next Survivor on CBS.
Thanks to WILM’s Cristie Halbriner for this capcom story & photo.