SRU Good News for Jan. 27, 2010
SRU graduate turns caveman mentality into $10,000 prize
Kevin Dobson, a 2008 Slippery Rock University sport management graduate, has discovered having a caveman mentality can be profitable. In fact, it earned him $10,000 in the Verizon FIoS "Ultimate Man Cave" makeover contest.
According to a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article, Dobson, of Brookline, and a few friends got together to make a contest video in his basement. The video shows him and his friends wearing old Pittsburgh Steelers jerseys while discussing their love of the game while preparing to watch his old television.
Dobson's friends - Chris Benson, Joe Flaherty and Brendan Nelson, - leave because of his poor television reception.
He told the newspaper he is among the first in his group of friends to have his own home and that he will use the money to upgrade his game room for "more chances to hang out and watch sports."
The top prize package offers a high-tech electronics package, including a television, one year of FiOS TV, FiOS Internet and unlimited voice.
www.noplacelikefios.com/mancave, then click on the "Kevin Dobson" video.
Dobson is employed by National Rehab, a Moon Township-based company that distributes medical supplies and equipment.
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