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Tech Retailer Best Buy to Pick 15 Teens for South Africa Soccer Camp

February 19, 2010

Best Buy -- a multinational technology and entertainment products and services retailer -- has launched the @15 Soccer Camp Sweepstakes, an online sweepstakes that will select and send 15 Teens to participate in 2010 Coca-Cola International Soccer Camp in Pretoria, South Africa from June 15-20.
The teens participating in the Coca-Cola International Soccer Camp will have the opportunity to attend a soccer match and also experience the natural beauty of South Africa.
The @15 is the philanthropic platform of Best Buy that connects with the power of teens and gives voice to their perspectives to create social change. Through @15, Best Buy is entering in to a partnership with Coca-Cola to offer a unique opportunity for the winners to participate in the Coca-Cola International Soccer Camp.
“The @15 Soccer Camp Sweepstakes is an exciting opportunity to ignite teen sparks,” said Paula Prahl, senior vice president, Communications, Public Affairs and Corporate Responsibility for Best Buy Co., Inc. “Not only are we proud to provide the trip of a lifetime for 15 lucky teens, but Best Buy is also giving them the opportunity to further develop their passion, and give back to a community in need.”
The online entry process is simple and is only available for teen members of, the membership of which is absolutely free. Entrants must be between 13 and 16, English-speaking and legal residents of the United States, including Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico.
The boys and girls, meeting the pre-requisites of becoming a member, can later take the SparkFinder survey and submit an online entry form for the @15 Soccer Camp Sweepstakes. The deadline for entries is March 15, 2010.
Winners will be randomly selected from all the entries received. The names of the lucky winners will be announced on or about March 17, 2010 on There will be 15 grand prize trip winners and another 15 first place prize winners who each will receive a $100 Best Buy gift card.
In related news, Best Buy and the GRAMMY Foundation® have teamed up to launch the “Be The Next” initiative through Best Buy mobile, @ 15 and Club Beats. Be The Next is an innovative partnership joining the corporate resources and relationships of the leading consumer electronics retailer with the established music education programs and initiatives of the nonprofit organization.

Deepika Mala is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Marisa Torrieri