2011 Ford Explorer Hockey Shootout Goes into `Overtime'

WNY Ford Dealers Surprise Contestants during On-Ice Event at Pond Hockey

BUFFALO, NY - On Saturday, Feb. 12, ten finalists took to the ice for the 2011 Ford Explorer Hockey Shootout, a new on-ice event at the 4th annual Labatt Blue Buffalo Pond Hockey Tournament. Each contestant received a chance to shoot a puck through a four-inch target from 100 feet away to score an all-new 2011 Ford Explorer Limited, courtesy of the Western New York Ford Dealers. No one scored - sending the contest into `overtime.'

The WNY Ford Dealers surprised the ten contestants with a second-chance shootout, the 2011 Ford Explorer Shootout: Overtime. The finalists lined back up and each took another shot, this time into a pond hockey net from 50 feet away. The prize was not a new Ford Explorer, rather, a new Apple iPad. Of the 10 shots, three made it in. Congrats to David Hollingworth (Grand Island), Chris Wells (Cattaraugus) and Peter Phillips (Orchard Park).

In January, eligible individuals entered their names into a sweepstakes for a chance to play in the 2011 Ford Explorer Hockey Shootout. Entry forms were located at over 50 local retailers including Tops Friendly Markets, Consumer's Beverages and Dash's Markets, and at local Ford dealerships and online at www.wnyford.com. Ten finalists were randomly-selected from the entries and took their shots in the order that their names were drawn.

"We didn't want to send anyone home empty handed," said Dave Smith, representative for the Ford Dealers of Western New York. "The finalists were good sports and deserved a second chance to walk away winners. We hope everyone enjoyed the 2011 Ford Explorer Hockey Shootout and the surprise Overtime."

About WNY Ford Dealers
The Western New York Ford dealers are part of the Western New York Ford Stores, an advertising cooperative comprised of 31 dealer locations, that provides support for Ford vehicle sales and service in the 13 counties of Western New York and two counties in Northern Pennsylvania.