When each of us leaves UConn for the last time as students, we are filled with a tremendous sense of accomplishment. Not only do we leave with a fantastic education, we forge lifelong relationships and leave with an even greater sense of community – Students Today, Huskies Forever.
That sense of community is alive and well for those of us in New York City (better known as #UConn6thBorough) and for others in cities across the country. UConn game watches are a staple, gathering together in the fall to cheer on our Huskies remotely during football and basketball season. Outside of our athletics bond, the UConn Foundation does a fantastic job keeping us connected with events such as the Elevate series and alumni networking events. The downside? As non-CT residents, and alumni of our University, we find ourselves wanting to do more for the school we love, but our distance from Storrs hurts our ability to make it to as many football and basketball games as we would like. That is where the idea for Husky Ticket Project was born.
As non-CT residents of #UConnNation, we are looking to do more from afar for our great University and the community who supports it. If we cannot make it out to The Rent on Saturday, someone should! By tapping into the vast UConn Alumni network around the country, we want to help build the next generation of UConn fans.
We want to source donations from other UConn Alumni in an effort to fund tickets and send local CT youth organizations to games at The Rent. We are establishing an initial goal of 40 ticket packages for the 2018 season. Each ticket package is approximately $100.
How we do it:
100% of all proceeds will be allocated to the purchasing of UConn Football tickets for various and distributed to qualified CT youth organizations. We promise to keep all donors updated on the allocations of tickets and the benefactors from each game. Once we have raised the funds, we will be withdrawing the money into a personal account in order to purchase tickets from the ticket office.
Why Husky Ticket Project?
We feel that we can offer a unique alternative to supporting UConn Athletics. With Husky Ticket Project, you can see realtime results. Not only do you benefit our beloved athletic department with ticket revenue and support, but you also send a deserving young fan to a game they might not otherwise have experienced, building the UConn brand and the next generation of fans.
To the best of our knowledge, nothing like this has ever been done before and we hope you decide to join us on this great adventure. Each of us has a special memory that makes UConn so special to each and every one of us – join us in helping develop that for another young Husky out there!
Please do not hesitate to contact us below with any questions, donations, recommendations for organizations to donate to, general comments, or just to connect. That is what this is all about.
- Michael Lengel
- John Shea
- Jordan Warren
- Brian Debacher
- Connor Leahy
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