Thanks to the rousing success of its effort to buy tickets for underprivileged kids to attend the Texas Bowl, a Syracuse blog is extending the idea to the 2014 season.
The blog Troy Nunes is an Absolute Magician on SB Nation wanted to raise enough money in December for 200 underprivileged kids to attend the Texas Bowl. Thanks to an overwhelming response for donations and a cut in prices for tickets, the blog raised $44,444 and was able to afford to send 1.450 Houston-area kids to the game, though because of logistical reasons, only half were able to attend.
Now, the Cuse Tix for Kids idea is going to be utilized in the Syracuse, N.Y., area.
Sean Keeley, who runs the blog, wants to raise $3,160 for 20 season tickets and 120 concession vouchers. He's working directly with the Syracuse box office this time to maximize the impact of the donations.
"They did a good job, but of course it was a little frustrating to see some of the tickets go unused and see some of the seats be empty," Keeley told Syracuse.com last week. "So that was really like, 'If we're going to do this again, we're going to do it right.'"
The vouchers will be available on a per-game basis and the tickets, which are in two reserved rows, will go to a different area charity for each game. And as of Tuesday afternoon, he's really close to his goal of sending the kids to the games.
Just a week in to the donation drive, the blog is less than $600 from the original goal. And once the goal is reached, Keeley said there will be discussions on how to incorporate the Syracuse-Notre Dame game at MetLife Stadium into the mix.
If you want to help make the goal happen, click here to donate.
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