Cade Stepp wins Dr Pepper Demon Rewards giveaway grand prize

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NSU Deputy Athletic Director Dr. Haley Taitano (left) joins Cade Stepp, Vic The Demon and Karlee Osbon to award Stepp his grand prize in the yearlong Dr Pepper Demon Rewards contest. Credit: Chris Reich/NSU Photographic Services

Those who attended almost any Northwestern State sporting event during the 2019-20 athletic calendar likely saw Cade Stepp in attendance.

Stepp, the assistant director of recruitment technology and engineering at Northwestern State, is the winner of the yearlong Dr Pepper Demon Rewards sweepstakes. Stepp was presented with his prize package – a Yeti Cooler filled with NSU merchandise — before the Vic The Demon Ride Around and yard sign delivery June 24.

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Stepp accumulated the most points throughout the sweepstakes. Points are earned by attending NSU athletic events and bonus points can be accumulated through participation in trivia and other in-game contests. Points can be redeemed for prizes like T-shirts, water bottles, sideline passes and more in the Dr Pepper Demon Rewards store.

“It’s exciting to be the Demon Rewards winner,” Stepp said. “I absolutely love Demon athletics and have gone to every event I could make since I came to school here in 2011. I never expected to win anything, but to win a prize from doing something I enjoy – watching NSU athletics – is awesome.”

Participation in Demon Rewards is open to anyone who attends NSU sporting events. Simply download the free Northwestern State Athletics mobile app from either the Apple Store or Google Play and register in the navigation menu. Users also can access NSU Athletics’ official online store (www.nsudemongear.com) through the app. Streaming audio and video of Northwestern State athletics contests also are available through the app.