American Family Insurance and Intersport announced that the final contestants in the American Family Insurance High School Slam Dunk and 3-Point Championships will be determined by a public online voting contest.
One of the contestants is Tallmadge senior Brandon Heigelmann for the Slam Dunk Championship.
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, boys 3-point shooters and girls 3-point shooters in the nation in a bracket-style competition to determine the final participant in the Slam Dunk Championship, Boys’ 3-Point Championship and Girls’ 3-point Championship. Fans can vote for their favorite players using an interactive bracket by entering the American Family Insurance High School Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships website at www.amfam.com/fanvote. The athlete with the most votes in each matchup will move on to the next round.
"American Family is proud to support these amazing athletes who provide such a great example of what it means to be a fearless dreamer by working hard every day to be their very best," said Judd Schemmel, American Family Insurance associate vice president of community investment. "We’re pleased to sponsor the #DreamFearlessly Fan Vote contest that allows family, friends and fans to support their favorite players. Best of luck to all these deserving student-athletes."
Video highlight reels of each competitor on the web site will help fans determine their choice. Voting began Tuesday at 1 p.m. Eastern Time and is set to conclude March 13 at 1 p.m. ET. Fans can vote daily at www.amfam.com/fanvote. The schedule for each voting round will go as follows:
• Round one: Feb. 11 at 1 p.m. ET through Feb. 18 at 1 p.m. ET (16 players);
•Quarterfinals: Feb. 19 at 1 p.m. ET through Feb. 26 at 1 p.m. ET (eight players);
• Semifinals: Feb. 27 at 1 p.m. ET through March 5 at 1 p.m. ET (four players); and
•Finals: March 6 at 1 p.m. ET through March 13 at 1 p.m. ET (two players).
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 3-point shooters in the country, which takes place annually in the Final Four host city. The 2020 American Family Insurance High School Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships is scheduled to air on CBS during the Final Four weekend April 5 in Atlanta. It is set to begin at 2:30 p.m. ET.
Complete brackets with matchup details can be found on www.amfam.com/fanvote.