"Live Wildcat Purple, Drive Ethanol Green" is a sweepstakes promotion that will net a lucky fan the chance at a 2-year lease on a 2012 flex-fuel GMC Sierra pickup truck.
The Kansas Association of Ethanol Processors (KAEP) is a participating sponsor of the sweepstakes, along with K-State Sports Properties, the multi-media and sponsorship rights holder for K-State athletics.
Fans can text ETHANOL to 66856 to register to win. Six finalists will be selected and announced at halftime of each of K-State's six home football games this fall. All six finalists will then return for the season finale against Iowa State on Dec. 3, to determine the winner.
Other participating partners in the promotion include Kansas Farm Bureau, Kansas Corn Commission, Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy, Briggs GMC, Carter Energy and Dara's Corner Market.
"KAEP is thrilled to be partnering with Kansas State Football and our agricultural friends on this exciting opportunity to share the message of ethanol's benefits to the economy and environment," Mike Chisam, general manager of Kansas Ethanol, LLC and KAEP Board Chairman, said. "We hope that all football fans will participate in the sweepstakes and join us in advancing Kansas' home grown fuel."
The GMC Sierra, powered by 85% ethanol, will be on display at each K-State home game for fans to learn more about the benefits of using ethanol. The vehicle will also be displayed during the week at Dara's Corner Market at the intersection of Kimball Avenue and Tuttle Creek Boulevard, as well as Briggs' GMC Dealership in Manhattan. In addition to the 2-year lease, the winner will also receive a year's supply of free ethanol to fuel the vehicle.
For complete rules and eligibility information, visit www.k-statesports.com.
The Kansas Association of Ethanol Processors is a volunteer organization whose membership includes plants and companies in the ethanol manufacturing industry. KAEP serves as a representative voice to its members, the public and government. Its goal is to promote the viability of ethanol fuels and demonstrate the positive impact of the industry on the local and state economy. Learn more at www.ethanolkansas.org.