In a promotional announcement before the season, Liberty Mutual Insurance announced it would donate a total of $1 million to charity if a college football game this season was completed with no penalties.
(‘So you’re saying there’s a chance?’)
Excerpt from the press release:
Pioneering the pursuit of sportsmanship, integrity, responsibility, and excellence on the field, the quest for the penalty-free game – worth $1 million to charity – is taking place for the first time during the 2010 season.
Liberty Mutual will (up to $500,000 per team) to a charity selected by each school. If more than one game is completed penalty-free, the million-dollar donation will be split among all winning schools’ charities.
Quite a financial gamble Liberty Mutual is taking, considering that the last penalty-free game between two college football teams was 24 years ago. (Army vs. Navy, 1986.)