Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. launches new weekend Twitter challenge

Tweet your prediction of what player will have the best offensive performance at the Off the Block East vs. Midwest Challenge for a chance to win prize-pack from Springbak, Inc.

The Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Pick the Player Twitter Challenge is a new social media contest where individuals before the start of the East vs. Midwest Challenge on Friday can tweet to Off the Block the player they predict will have the most kills at the non-conference tournament.

The inaugural East vs. Midwest Challenge features four teams — No. 10 Penn State, No. 13 IPFW, Ball State and St. Francis.


The non-conference event begins with both IPFW playing host to St. Francis and Ball Sate playing host to Penn State on Friday. In addition, the East vs. Midwest Challenge concludes the following day with IPFW playing Penn State and Ball State taking on St. Francis.

Twitter challenge participants can tweet their player prediction to the Off the Block Twitter account, @offtheblock11.

The person who correctly picks the player at the East vs. Midwest Challenge with the most combined kills during their two matches will receive free Springbak, Inc. swag. In the event that multiple people successfully pick the right player, contestants from the first-place tweets may be randomly selected for the grand prize.

Off the Block is a national-award winning website that covers college men’s volleyball. Springbak, Inc. is the official sponsor of this Twitter challenge and produces high performance footwear used by professional athletes from the NFL, NBA, MLB and U.S. Olympic teams and the top college teams in the nation.

The East vs. Midwest Challenge is an event created by Off the Block in an effort to honor the history of both the EIVA and MIVA — the two oldest college men’s volleyball conferences in the nation.

The deadline to submit a prediction for the Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Twitter Challenge is 6 p.m. (CST) Friday.