FieldTurf Sponsors Cougar Athletics Ticket Grant Program

Aug. 21, 2001

PULLMAN, Wash. -- FieldTurf has become the first major sponsor of the COUGAR ATHLETICS TICKET GRANT PROGRAM, Washington State Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs Jon Oliver announced, Tuesday. The program is new for the 2001 Cougar Football season, focusing on providing tickets to youth of Eastern Washington.

The FieldTurf contribution will allow 1,000 youth the opportunity to experience the excitement of Cougar Athletics while stressing the importance of education.

'FieldTurf was a company we previously had done business with and I knew their experience in terms of giving back to schools where their turf has been installed,' Oliver said. 'I felt it was a natural progression to call FieldTurf President John Gilman and he was glad to help this worthwhile program.'

The purpose of the grant program is to have companies and individuals donate tickets to WSU Athletics. The tickets in turn will be given to underprivileged youth who may not otherwise have the opportunity to attend a university sporting event, or will be utilized as an educational incentive by local schools.

The program is part of Washington State University Athletics goal to connect with Eastern Washington communities while offering positive role models and activities for local youth.

DONOR REWARDS: Individuals and companies donating tickets will receive recognition for being a member of the Cougar Athletics Ticket Grant Program. Your name and/or company logo will be printed on ticket vouchers, informational letters and other forms of correspondence that will go out to all children and organizations who will benefit from the Ticket Grant Program, thanking you for making this program possible.

Please join us in making this new program a success. The youth you help will enjoy the experience of a lifetime while visiting WSU.

JUST A REMINDER: Contributions that neither directly nor indirectly result in the receipt of a benefit may be fully deductible for federal income tax purposes. Donors should consult with their tax advisor for more specific information.

HOW TO BECOME INVOLVED: Send your name, address and phone number along with your donation of $5 per ticket to: WSU Ticket Grant Program, Attention: Dawn Keen, Bohler Addition 173, P.O. Box 646102, Pullman, WA 99164.

Or you can FAX your information to (509) 335-0299. Please make checks payable to: WSU Ticket Grant Program. For further information, please contact Dawn Keen by phone at (509) 335-0319 or e-mail at

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