Wednesday, November 14, 2007
FREE Hurricanes Tickets for Operation Sauce Drop Donors
Nov 21 vs Philadelphia Flyers
Nov 23 vs Tampa Bay Lightning (sure to be an exciting grudge rematch after tonight's less than stellar performance by the Hurricanes)
The tickets for both games are Center Ice Premier seats, section 103, row K, seats 1 and 2. These seats are on the blue line behind the visiting team's bench (the end where the Canes are on offense twice). These tickets will also get you into The Deck and the exclusive Club Level at the RBC Center. The season ticket face value on these seats is $75 per ticket, so that’s a $150 value per pair – and the walk-up price at the box office is higher, if you could get seats like this.
So how much will you have to pay me for these tickets? Absolutely nothing. You can have them for free - by making a donation to Operation Sauce Drop between now and Monday, November 19th.
As you already know if you've read earlier posts, the mission of Operation Sauce Drop is to deliver great-tasting sauces, and perhaps a little taste of home, to our troops serving abroad, for FREE. So far, we’ve shipped out over 70 gift boxes to appreciative service people, but we’ve got a backlog of 90 waiting for their gift boxes and we can't ship them out without more donations. Check out the feedback and photos we've received from military personnel to see the happiness you can help to spread with a donation.
So here’s the deal for the hockey tickets. Make a donation to Operation Sauce Drop and specify which game you’d like to attend in the comments on the order form (or send us a separate email if you donate through PayPal). The person who makes the largest donation for a particular game gets the tickets for that game. If you make more than one donation, we’ll add them up for the game you specify. I’ll post the current winning donation amount on this Blog each day until 5 pm EST November 19th, when the winning donor for each pair of tickets will be announced here and notified.
Please note that this is not an auction - our purpose in doing this is to raise as much money as possible for Operation Sauce Drop, so it takes a donation (and not just a bid) to have a shot at the tickets. But even if you don't win the tickets, think of the smile your generosity will bring to a deployed serviceman or woman's face when they receive a free gift box of sauce while spending the holidays far from home. So if you've been waiting for a chance to attend a Carolina Hurricanes home game this season, now's your chance - and win or lose, you can feel good about supporting Operation Sauce Drop!