Who We Are
Students Today, Huskies Forever.
When each of us leaves UConn for the last time as students, we are filled with a tremendous sense of accomplishment. Not only do we leave with a fantastic education, we forge lifelong relationships and leave with an even greater sense of community – Students Today, Huskies Forever.
That sense of community is alive and well for those of us in New York City (better known as #UConn6thBorough) and for others in cities across the country. UConn game watches are a staple, gathering together in the fall to cheer on our Huskies remotely during football and basketball season. Outside of our athletics bond, the UConn Foundation does a fantastic job keeping us connected with events such as the Elevate series and alumni networking events. The downside? As non-CT residents, and alumni of our University, we find ourselves wanting to do more for the school we love, but our distance from Storrs hurts our ability to make it to as many football and basketball games as we would like. That is where the idea for Husky Ticket Project was born.
Our mission is to cultivate deeper relationships with Connecticut youth organizations and the University of Connecticut. Utilizing the vast network of university alumni to source donations, our goal is to provide under-privileged members of the community with tickets to enjoy the UConn game day experience. We believe this will foster an opportunity for kids to strengthen relationships and promote teamwork, all while encouraging the next generation of UConn Husky fans.
How we do it
100% of all proceeds will be allocated to the purchasing of UConn sporting events tickets and distributed to qualified CT youth organizations. We promise to keep all donors updated on the allocations of tickets and the benefactors from each game. All donations are tax deductible as we are a 501(c)(3) organization registered with the IRS. Once we have raised the funds, we will purchase the tickets directly from the UConn ticket office and send them directly to the organizations we partner with.
To the best of our knowledge, nothing like this has ever been done before and we hope you decide to join us on this great adventure. Each of us has a special memory that makes UConn so special to each and every one of us – join us in helping develop that for another young Husky out there!