El Paso, TX - American Family Insurance and Intersport today announced that the final contestants in the American Family Insurance High School Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships will be determined by a public online voting contest.
The American Family Insurance “#DreamFearlessly Fan Vote” is a four-week digital media contest that will match up 16 of the top high school dunkers, men’s 3-point shooters and women’s 3-point shooters in the nation in a bracket-style competition to determine the final participant in the Slam Dunk Championship, Men’s 3-Point Championship and Women’s 3-point Championship. Fans can vote for their favorite players using an interactive bracket by entering the High School Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships website at AmFam.com/FanVote. The athlete with the most votes in each matchup will move on to the next round.
“American Family Insurance encourages everyone to ‘dream fearlessly’ and these inspiring athletes have done just that, in addition to putting in the hard work that is required to make dreams come true,” said Dwayne Maddox, American Family Insurance advertising director. “We’re honored to support these athletes and their families, while giving fans the opportunity to be dream champions by voting for their favorites to be final contestants.”
Video highlight reels of each competitor on the web site will help fans determine their choice. Voting begins Feb. 14 at 1 p.m. ET and concludes March 17 at 1 p.m. ET. Fans can vote daily at AmFam.com/FanVote. The schedule for each voting round will go as follows:
•Round One: Feb. 14 at 1 p.m. ET through Feb. 21 at 1 p.m. ET (16 Players)
•Quarterfinals: Feb. 22 at 1 p.m. ET through March 1 at 1 p.m. ET (8 Players)
•Semifinals: March 2 at 1 p.m. ET through March 9 at 1 p.m. ET (4 Players)
•Finals: March 10 at 1 p.m. ET through March 17 at 1 p.m. ET (2 Players)
•Winner Announcement: March 17 at 1 p.m. ET
The player that ultimately receives the most votes in the final round will be selected to compete in the American Family Insurance High School Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships, an event featuring some of the best high school dunkers and three-point shooters in the country, held annually in the Final Four host city. The 2017 American Family Insurance High School Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships will air on CBS during Final Four weekend in Phoenix on April 2 at 3:30 p.m. ET.
The 16 “Fearless Dreamers” participating in each contest were selected by a committee representing the American Family Insurance High School Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships. Complete brackets with matchup details can be found on AmFam.com/FanVote. The following are the 16 “Fearless Dreamers” competing:
Women’s 3-Point Championship
Natalie Sanchez (El Paso, TX)
Marissa Banfield (Houston)
Kinzie Heineman (San Antonio)
Tarazjanae Cooksey (San Diego)
Gabbie Campbell (Jacksonville, FL)
Kylie Shoot (Ashland, MO)
Caley Arndt (Martinsburg, WV)
Valerie Clark (Greenwood, IN)
Jaliyah Lynch (Warner Robins, GA)
Tynesha Parnell (Portland, OR)
Bethany Wolph (Chandler, AZ)
Leann Latorre (Deltona, FL)
Kaylee Benge (Sand Creek, MI)
Chloe Morrison (Everett, WA)
Payton Paro (Tampa, FL)
Tea Adams (Kirkland, WA)
Alumni of the event include North Carolina’s J.P. Tokoto, Texas’ Sheldon McClellan, Connecticut’s DeAndre Daniels, Wake Forest’s Chase Fischer, Oklahoma State’s Phil Forte, Butler’s Kellen Dunham, UNLV’s Dwayne Morgan, Duke’s Grayson Allen and Washington’s Markelle Fultz.