Students will attempt field goal kicks at Rocky Mountain Showdown for free tuition

UCHealth-sponsored competition offers 4 students from CU, CSU chance to win $5,000 each
Aug. 31, 2016

Aurora, Colo. – Four students – two each from the University of Colorado (CU) and Colorado State University (CSU) – will attempt to kick a yard field goal for a chance to win $5,000 in tuition at the state’s largest stadium this Friday.

UCHealth, a proud partner of both CU and CSU, created the Kickin’ for Tuition contest to engage students in a more active role at the annual rivalry game that’s played each year. Four lucky students were randomly selected for the field goal attempt from the 10-yard line after entering a drawing through their own school’s homepage. The four students participating – a male and female from both schools – will be offered a 30 minute practice time this week at their home field.

This year the game will be televised nationally by ESPN.  The kickoff is at 6 p.m. The contest will be on the field during the break between the 3rd and 4th quarters.  Each school’s spirit squads and mascots will be there for moral support.  Those not at the game can watch the kicks live on UCHealth’s Facebook page Friday night.

UCHealth’s ongoing partnerships aim to encourage students and the communities around Boulder and Fort Collins in healthy and fun ways to stay active. A credit of $5,000 will be applied toward each winner’s tuition bill.

Media can access B-roll of the mascots kicking field goals in a promo video for the contest here:

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UCHealth is a Front Range health system that delivers the highest quality patient care with the highest quality patient experience. UCHealth combines Memorial Hospital, Poudre Valley Hospital, Medical Center of the Rockies, Colorado Health Medical Group, and University of Colorado Hospital into an organization dedicated to health and providing unmatched patient care in the Rocky Mountain West. UCHealth partners with the University of Colorado School of Medicine and numerous community organizations to provide care. Separately, these institutions can continue providing superior care to patients and service to the communities they serve. Together, they push the boundaries of medicine, attracting more research funding, hosting more clinical trials and improving health through innovation.

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UCHealth is an innovative, nonprofit health system that delivers the highest quality medical care with an excellent patient experience. With 24,000 employees, UCHealth includes 12 acute-care full-service hospitals and hundreds of physicians across Colorado, southern Wyoming and western Nebraska. With University of Colorado Hospital on the Anschutz Medical Campus as its academic anchor and the only adult academic medical center in the region, UCHealth pushes the boundaries of medicine, providing advanced treatments and clinical trials and improving health through innovation.