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INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 15, 2011) -- The Indiana Ice Hockey Team today provided further information regarding its sponsorship agreement to clarify the events that took place following its February 12 on-ice shootout contest.The Indiana Ice Hockey Team hosts the contest at every Saturday Ice game. At each Saturday home game, a fan is offered the chance to shoot a puck the full length of the hockey rink with the chance to win $50,000. Before making the shot at the Feb. 12, 2011 game, the selected fan to make the shot pledged the money to charity if the shot were successful.The Indiana Ice has several sponsors of its on-ice contests. For this contest, the Indiana Ice executes the promotion including making any payments for winning shots and determining calls related to the qualification of shot as a winner. As part of this, the Indiana Ice takes out an insurance policy on the prize.Allstate was not the insurance company responsible for providing the prize money. At the game on February 12 the firm selected by the Indiana Ice that has responsibility to make the payment to the winner made the determination that the contestant was disqualified because he made the shot from a position in front of the designated line."Despite the third-party call made on the qualification of the shot, which voided the contest pay-out, the Indiana Ice will be making a monetary donation to the St. Vincent Cardiovascular Services and the American Heart Association on behalf of the contestant," said Paul Skjodt, President/CEO, Indiana Ice. "We are doing this because it was a close call and a generous gesture by a loyal fan. Indiana Ice thanks our fan base for supporting the team and our sponsors including Allstate for helping to make it possible for our youth athletes to play hockey and have a chance at a D1 hockey scholarship."Allstate is one of several named sponsors of a contest, for which the company is given the opportunity to bring out a sign onto the ice, have a representative present during the contest, and make a public address announcement."Allstate commends the fan for choosing to offer his prize money to charity if he made the winning shot," said Joe Barrett, regional marketing manager for Allstate Insurance Company. "We further support the decision that the Indiana Ice team made to donate to the fan's designated charities.""Allstate is a very important partner for our Ice program and one of many partners that allow our great city to have the USHL and Indiana Ice here since 2004," said Skjodt."Allstate chose to sponsor the USHL team to support youth athletics and provide our local Allstate agency owners with the opportunity to be involved with their community," said Barrett. Allstate sponsors many athletic programs because sports programs align with our goals for developing leaders and bringing communities together."