OSU Athletics Creates Programs To Aid Military Families

Aug. 20, 2004

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State athletics will honor U.S. Military personnel at the September 18 OSU-New Mexico football game with various Military Day activities throughout the day.Fans can show their appreciation by helping a military family attend the game. A special military rate of $15 per ticket is available for military members and their families. The general public is invited to purchase tickets for military families at the reduced rate, and OSU will team with the Oregon National Guard to distribute those tickets to local military families. To participate in the program, stop by the OSU Ticket Office or call 1-800-GO-BEAVS and ask to purchase tickets for the Military Family Ticket Program. In addition, the Beavers have set up the Beaver Military Relief Fund to send needed items to military members stationed overseas. Suggested food and drink items include instant cups of soup, Kool-aid packets, trail mix, gum, hard candies and packets of ketchup/mustard/jelly, etc. Other suggested items include toothpaste, disposable razors, bars of soap, plastic playing cards, small notepads and AA batteries.Oregon State athletics has teamed up with US Bank to create the Beaver Military Relief Fund. Fans wishing make monetary contributions to help supply needed items to military members may do so at any US Bank location in Oregon. Just mention the Beavers Military Fund when contributing.Fans wishing to donate needed items can deliver them to the OSU Sports Marketing Office, located in Room 100 in Gill Coliseum. Items also can be mailed to Beaver Military Relief Fund, c/o OSU Sports Marketing, 100 Gill Coliseum, Corvallis, OR, 97331.

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