WASHINGTON, March 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Adding even more excitement than usual to a Capitals hockey game on March 27th, one lucky finalist in a shootout competition at the Verizon Center is guaranteed to win a 2-year lease of the all-new 2013 Lexus GS 350.
The three winners of qualifying rounds in the Lexus GS Slapshot Challenge will converge on center ice during the second intermission of the Capitals game on Tuesday, March 27th to test their aim at a partially blocked-off goal. Each contestant will get 3 shots on goal, and whoever outscores the others will enjoy two years in the totally-redesigned GS 350 sport sedan.
Area Lexus dealers are engaged with the greater D.C. community and wanted to reward loyal Capitals fans. Unlike some auto "giveaways" where there is often no winner – think hole-in-one contests – one competitor at the Verizon Center is guaranteed to win the Lexus lease. If there is a tie, the winner will be determined in a sudden-death shootout.
Hockey fans were able to enter the competition on the Capitals website or in ballot boxes on the Lexus Suite Level at the Verizon Center. Six lucky fans were chosen for one-on-one qualifying rounds on February 28th, March 8th, and March 23rd. The three winners of those shootouts will compete for the big prize on the 27th. Runners-up in the competitions receive autographed Capitals hockey gear.
The 2013 Lexus GS sport sedan launches the brand's transition toward more emotional design and sportier performance with a redesigned chassis and suspension for crisp and precise handling. Its 306-horsepower V6 is one of the most powerful engines in the segment.
The GS Slapshot Challenge is sponsored by the following D.C.-area dealerships: Lindsay Lexus of Alexandria, Pohanka Lexus of Chantilly, Lexus of Rockville, and Lexus of Silver Spring. The Washington Area Lexus Dealers have been long-standing partners of the Verizon Center in D.C., sponsoring their Lexus Suite Level since 2007 and have just signed a renewal extending their partnership through 2015.