Skip to comments.East Carolina Fans to Donate Bowl Tickets to Military Personnel (Aloha Bowl Hawaii)
Posted on 12/10/2007 5:47:42 AM PST by RDTF
GREENVILLE, N.C. East Carolina University football fans are buying tickets to their team's bowl game in Hawaii, but they are donating them to military personnel who expect to spend time there during the Christmas holiday.
Assistant athletic director for ticketing and marketing Scott Wetherbee said ECU wants to be sure someone will sit in its seats for the Sheraton Aloha Bowl on December 23 in Honolulu by buying tickets and donating them to active members of the service.
"We know were not going to take 5,000 fans to Hawaii," Wetherbee said.
Hawaii Bowl Executive Director Jim Donovan had contacts with all five branches of the armed services, Wetherbee said, and the idea was to give those stationed on the islands - preferably those not from Hawaii - a chance to request tickets to the game.
The five branches of the military have 45,564 active, reserve and National Guard troops and sailors stationed at 13 installations throughout the islands, according to the Hawaiian government. If there are not enough takers from the military, Wetherbee said, tickets will be offered to firefighters, police officers and local charities.
In exchange for their donations, ECU fans will receive a commemorative bowl ticket. As for the ECU followers buying and using their own tickets, Wetherbee said the number grew slowly last week.
"Right now, we're pushing 200 that have ordered," he said. "If I had to guess, I would hope we would have 400 or 500 make the destination. We told them to send us about 1,000 and the rest of our allotment we would try to donate
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Dallas Maveric (NBA) donated courtside seats for a game last week to military, and wounded. A friend was there and she said it was a great night.
should read “Dallas Maveric FANS”...
None of the three I attended.
ECU where the beer is cold and the women are HOT. I managed to graduate somehow between keg parties and going out with the girls.
Pirate bump! Arrrrr!
Mike Golic publicized this on the “Mike and Mike in the Morning” sports talk show this morning.
Will Sandra Bullock be addending the Aloha Bowl? Just wondering.