Do you have a Million Dollar Arm? That’s what Disney is looking for in this new contest. If you can throw a 100-mph fastball, you could potentially win $1 million.
How? Well, to promote Disney’s upcoming movie, Million Dollar Arm, on April 25-26 Walt Disney Studios is holding a competition where contestants will have three chances to throw the fastest strike they can.
Participants can attempt the feat at one of three locations. Guests can test their arms at Downtown Disney at Disneyland (California) and at ESPN Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World (Florida) from 7:00 a.m-6:00 p.m. local time. In New York, the competition will take place at the Tribeca Family Festival on April 26, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. All who participate in the contest get complimentary tickets for themselves and a guest to attend an advance screening of Million Dollar Arm at a nearby AMC Theatre.
The top three eligible contestants who throw the fastest strike at each of the three locations will then compete in the finals in California. They, along with a guest, will be flown to Hollywood for the movie’s premiere, which takes place on May 6. The finalists will be treated like VIPs, getting the opportunity to meet the stars of the movies, Major League baseball players, and other celebrities. During the final competition, if any of the nine finalists throws a 100-mph (or higher) strike during their three attempts, he could potentially win the $1 million.
To compete, you will need a valid U.S. ID, as well as a completed and signed registration form and release. Also, participants must be at least 18 years old and cannot have any prior professional baseball experience.
The official rules for the contest can be found here.
Do you have what it takes to throw the fastest pitch?