In the third game of the 2019 season, UConn welcomed a familiar foe in USF; a matchup that dates back to the Old Big East days. For a nostalgic fan like myself, UConn upsetting #10 USF at home back in 2007 and rushing the field is one of my most cherished memories. A lot has changed for both programs since, but even EEE breakouts and constantly changing kickoff times could not prevent us from distributing 136 more tickets to our partner organizations.
Back again for Year 2 was Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters, who were provided 70 tickets for the game. Ryan Matthews, Director of Community Programs, has been a huge supporter of Husky Ticket Project from the jump, so keep an eye out for some cool collaborations in the coming months.
The Village, a new organization for 2019, was able to take in a game and bring 16 kids and chaperones to the game – many of them their first time. The Village was one of the first agencies in the country to provide homes for neglected children, and today continues to build a community of strong, healthy families who protect and nurture children. They have been around for over 200 years, and we hope the great work they do continues on for another 200.
For those that would like to get involved or simply make a donation to either of these great organizations, their information can be found at the following:
Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters