Finish Line Hoists Customer Experience through College Hoops Spring Tournament Activations

Retailer launches bracket challenge for Winner’s Circle members,
#CallYourShot social incentive

INDIANAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Athletic retailer The Finish Line, Inc. (NASDAQ: FINL) ups the ante this
year with fresh incentives supporting its college hoops spring tourney
activations and licensed product
story. Bringing the chatter off the court and into its omnichannel
experience, Finish Line is offering customers two unique opportunities
to celebrate the wins this March: the Finish
Line Bracket
Challenge for its Winner’s Circle loyalty program
members with a top prize of $5,000 and a hyper-relevant #CallYourShot
social campaign that will last the duration of the tournament.

“We’re proud to be a part of the moments and activities our core
consumers are passionate about,” said Paul Diehl, director of digital
brand management at Finish Line. “We want to stand with our consumers at
the times they value most, around the stories that mean the most to them
in a way that brings new life to their Finish Line brand experience.”

Customers are encouraged to register online at
and see the complete rules March 13 through just before the first
tip-off on March 17 to make their picks and put their bracket on the
line for bragging rights as well as the chance to take home the top
$5,000 prize. Gift cards will be awarded to the 2nd through
100th place finishers ranging from $500 to $25 in value
respectively. Participants can track their progress throughout the
spring tourney with a real-time leaderboard.

Finish Line will also deliver fans timely and geo-targeted content
surrounding game reaction via social. Customers are invited to tweet
#CallYourShot to @FinishLine with why their team has what it takes to
win it all or how they’re styling in their school colors throughout the
journey. Finish Line may integrate customer quotes within its social mix
this season – and could surprise a few lucky college hoops fans with
extra rewards throughout the tourney.

About The Finish Line, Inc.

The Finish Line, Inc. is a premium retailer of athletic shoes, apparel
and accessories. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Finish Line has
approximately 1,000 Finish Line branded locations primarily in U.S.
malls and shops inside Macy’s department stores and employs more than
14,000 sneakerologists who help customers every day connect with their
sport, their life and their style. Online shopping is available at
Mobile shopping is available at
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Track loyalty points and find store and product information with the
free Finish Line app downloadable for iOS
and Android

Finish Line also operates the Running Specialty Group. This includes 72
specialty running stores in 16 states and the District of Columbia under
the JackRabbit, The Running Company, Run On!, Blue Mile, Boulder Running
Company, Roncker’s Running Spot, Running Fit, VA Runner, Capital
RunWalk, Richmond RoadRunner, Garry Gribble’s Running Sports, Run
Colorado, Raleigh Running Outfitters, Striders and Indiana Running
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