NEW BERLIN, WI (November 24, 2014)Sportsman Channel,the Official Network of the Iditarod is partnering with GCI, Alaska’s largest telecommunications provider, at one of the premier college basketball tournaments in the country – GCI Great Alaska Shootout on Saturday, November 29. Iditarod mushers and twin sisters, Anna and Kristy Berington will host a free meet-and-greet event with fans at the new Alaska Airlines Center from 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The Berington sisters will be located outside of the main entrance to the Alaska Airlines Center with their dog sleds, six of their favorite dogs and two puppies. Guests will have the opportunity to get autographs and enter to win a Sportsman Channel prize pack. In addition, visitors can take photographs with the twins, drink complimentary hot chocolate, enjoy music and get to know some of the Iditarod’s favorite mushers.

“Sportsman Channel is honored to partner with the GCI Great Alaska Shootout,” said Ben Lines, vice president of marketing at Sportsman Channel. “GCI is a great partner and this event will not only bring attention to the Shootout, but raise awareness for the ‘Last Great Race’ – the 2015 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race.”

Event Details:

GCI Great Alaska Shootout – Alaska Airlines Center

Saturday, November 29*

3550 Providence Drive

Anchorage, AK   99508

Time: 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

*The date of the championship game

Sportsman Channel is found on Channel 746 (HD) and 306 (SD) in Alaska. 

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Tom Caraccioli, Sportsman Channel, P: 212. 852.6646; tcaraccioli@thesportsmanchannel.com

Ryan Nolan, Sportsman Channel, P: 262.432.9100 ex 117; rnolan@thesportsmanchannel.com