UPDATE: Frank Castor Wins the Grand Prize for GECU’s Find The Miner Scavenger Hunt!
UPDATE: After over two solid weeks of searching, Paydirt Pete has finally been tracked down and returned to UTEP. In the meantime, Frank Castor took home the grand prize of $1,966 in honor of the UTEP Championship Team of 1966. A big congratulations to everyone who played -- all of whom won UTEP prize packages. And a big thanks to GECU for providing the grand prize!
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking 1966 UTEP NCAA Basketball Championship, and to celebrate, we want to give away some cash and prizes! (You know, if you're cool with that.)
For such a landmark game in American sports history, we wanted to have an incredible contest, so KLAQ and GECU are teaming up to launch a citywide scavenger hunt. Each day, UTEP mascot Paydirt Pete will be hiding in a special location in El Paso. If you can find him and prove it with a selfie, you could win basketball game tickets, UTEP prizes and even be entered to win $1,966 in cash! Just make sure we can see where you and Pete are!
You'll have 12 chances to win between Jan. 21 and Feb. 5. Listen to KLAQ each day at 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 1:15 p.m. for your clues to Pete's hiding place. When you find him, snap a selfie with him and upload it below. Be quick, because he'll only be in that location for a limited amount of time. Each weekday, we'll pull a winner for a UTEP prize pack, including two tickets to the Saturday, Feb. 6 game. All our weekday winners will then be eligible for the big cash grand prize.
We'll pull 12 winners total, and at the Feb. 6 anniversary game against Western Kentucky, we'll draw the grand prize winner at random.
In the meantime, if you want to know more about the incredible story of the 1966 championship team, you can check out the book Glory Road by Don Haskins and Daniel Wetzel -- or the movie of the same name.