Some memories are just guaranteed to stick with you forever. Picture a mother moved to tears as she receives free Maple Leaf tickets for a game she could never afford for her kids. Who could be responsible for such an incredible moment?
Meet The Ford FANatic.
Since 2014, Ford’s representative of Real Fans, who Go Further for Ford and the Maple Leafs, has been doling out awesome prizes. From the beginning of the latest partnership between Ford of Canada and the Toronto Maple Leafs she’s already made countless connections with grateful fans. Many of these fans thought they’d never see a Leafs game live. With 200 tickets to award for each Maple Leafs home game, The Ford FANatic relies on weekly social challenges (posted in the bottom right corner of the Leafs Nation homepage) to tap into the passion of every fan. Only those who complete the challenge, while truly showing that #fansgofurther, earn a coveted seat inside the Air Canada Centre.
If you’ve never seen her, she’s not hard to find: @TheFordFANatic on Twitter, The-Ford-FANatic on Facebook, and @thefordfanatic_official on Instagram. Wherever she goes, she brings excitement and heightens the energy level in the arena while decked out in blue and white.
During Maple Leafs home games the Ford FANatic is most visible in The Ford Fan Deck, but she also shows love to the Ford Fan Zone at Maple Leafs Square too! Outside of attending games, she searches for real fans in and around Toronto while driving behind the wheel of your favourite Ford on the way to a road game.
Sometimes it’s hard to catch a glimpse when a generous crowd contributing to Model We initiatives like ‘We Scare Hunger’ and ‘Toy Mountain’ surrounds her. Other times, she’s helping out lucky fans by snapping their photo as they pose with a former Leaf. No matter what she’s up to, she’s connecting with fans, encouraging them to put their Maple Leafs pride on display, and showcasing how Real Fans Go Further.
Thanks to Ford and The Ford FANatic, your Facebook feed may include fans going door-to-door and exclaiming “Go Leafs Go!” each time someone answers. Your Instagram includes a selfie of one fan’s Maple Leafs back tattoo. Or your Twitter timeline features a fan in a Maple Leafs jersey leaping from a 30’ scaffolding to a cushioned landing, phew. Get in on the fun today – starting with the video below and follow @TheFordFANatic to earn your Toronto Maple Leaf tickets courtesy of Ford Canada.