Many of our teams are working with their sponsorship team to partner with local organizations and give back to their communities. See below on how our teams are giving back to the heroes fighting COVID-19 on the front lines.
Hometown Heroes: UTC Athletics in Partnership with Jack’s Family Fund
The University of Tennessee – Chattanooga Athletics Department is partnering with Jack’s, a sponsor of the Mocs, and it’s affiliated non-profit, Jack’s Family Fund to give back to the community during a difficult time. The collaboration is working to support and recognize the local heroes fighting COVID-19 and provide relief for the city. The Mocs are utilizing a FEVO link to ask fans to donate $10 to the Jack’s Family Fund. For every $10 donated, a front-line worker will receive a ticket to the Moc’s home opener and a Jack’s meal. Additionally, a portion of every donation will go to the Jack’s Family Fund to help struggling families within the community.
WKU Meals for Healthcare Heroes
The LIMGC MMR group at Western Kentucky University, the Hilltopper Sports Properties are partnering with Mr. B’s Pizza and Wings to provide meals for the Healthcare Heroes of Bowling Green who are fighting the COVID-19 Virus on the front lines. In addition, the $10 donation to Mr. B’s will provide a hero with a ticket to a 2020 WKU Football Game. The WKU team is also utilizing our partner, FEVO to allow fans to donate to this cause.
WV Healthcare Heroes
The team at West Virginia has partnered with Panera as an extension of their WV Heroes program that they have ran for the past two years. Similar to other partners, the campaign is being ran through FEVO. The West Virginia fans have the option to donate $20 to provide a boxed lunch to medical staff in the community. In addition, the hero will receive a 2020 WVU Football game ticket. With a donation, the fan will be entered into a drawing for the VIP Mountaineer Experience this fall.
Pittsburgh Meals for Heroes
Pitt Athletics and Pitt Sports Marketing partned with Piazza Talarico to give back to the community and the UPMC healthcare professionals. The $20 donation provides a meal from Piazza Talarico, as well as a 2020 Pitt Football ticket to the healthcare heroes who are on the front lines battling the COVID-19 pandemic. The FEVO link allows fans to choose from 1 single meal, up to 100 meals for the UPMC healthcare heroes.