May 18, 2009
SEATTLE - In response to the recent economic downtown, the University of Washington Tyee Club announced a new program designed to provide assistance to long-time Husky football season ticket holders who are unable to maintain their accounts this season.
Initiated through a generous donation by Husky Fever, the "Dawgs Supporting Dawgs" program will provide two season football tickets to approximately 100 account-holders who were unable to renew due to financial reasons. The Tyee Club is accepting donations to expand the list of recipients through the end of the campaign, which is scheduled to conclude on July 24.
"These are such troublesome economic times and it has been really difficult to see our loyal supporters unable to maintain their season ticket accounts," said Jo Anne Hume, executive director of Husky Fever. "Husky Fever has always been a major part of what makes Washington athletics so special and we believe this program helps us give back to those who have supported the Huskies over the years."
Persons interested in donating to this program can select from one of the following support levels, or can make a general contribution to the campaign effort:
UW football season ticket-holders who are selected as beneficiaries through the "Dawgs Supporting Dawgs" program will be provided two (2) season tickets for the upcoming 2009 season. The tickets will be located in general public ticket areas the account holders will be able to maintain their priority points for consecutive years of season ticket purchases.
For more information on the "Dawgs Supporting Dawgs" program, or to find out how to qualify for support, contact Ed Erickson in the UW's Tyee Club office at (206) 543-0861 or visit www.thetyeeclub.com.