Stihl, maker of gasoline-powered chainsaws and outdoor equipment (and creator and producer of the Stihl Timbersports lumberjack sporting events) is taking its sporting events into the fantasy realm.
This year, in addition to the sporting events, Stihl will launch a Fantasy Lumberjack game on its Facebook page, allowing participants to act as owners and create teams based on the statistics generated in the real-life sporting series. Participants will be able to pick the athletes they think will perform best in each event of the season for a chance to win a chain saw and trip to the Stihl Timbersports World Championship in Stuttgart, Germany.
"As a pioneer in lumberjack sports, the Stihl Timbersports Series is thrilled to be able to deliver a new and exciting way to connect with our fans," said Brad Sorgen, producer of the Stihl Timbersports Series, in a statement. "Fantasy Lumberjack is a great opportunity to generate more awareness around the Series while rewarding our loyal and new-found fans alike."