Blazersedge Night: Help Needy Kids See a Blazer Game

Amidst all of the trade rumors and Laker games this week we want to remind you that we are coming down the home stretch for Blazersedge Night 2010-11.  This is the night when this online community sends kids who otherwise would never be able to (usually read: afford to) attend a Blazers game to see their favorite team in action.  We've gotten requests from classrooms, counselors, community groups, special needs groups...there are tons of kids waiting to go.  We're trying to send 500 kids, in fact.  We've not yet had to turn down a single request and we're not planning to start now.

This year's game is special because it's April 1st against Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder in a contest that's sure to thrill our young guests and sure to be meaningful in the Western playoff race.  This is the most people we've ever tried to send and the best game we've ever tried to send them to.

So far we've donated a ton of tickets but we're still a couple hundred short heading into the final month.  We need your help!  Giving is easy.  Just follow the instructions listed below.  Then on April 1 you'll have a warm feeling as you watch that game, knowing that some of the unbridled, crazy cheering you hear in the Rose Garden is coming from an awe-struck youth that you sent to the game.  We've done this for four years running now and believe me, the looks in these kids eyes--and heck, the eyes of the chaperons that get to take them--are absolutely priceless and the cheering is completely heartfelt and amazing.

Here's the info.  Let's make this happen together!

 

Blazersedge Night:  April 1st, 2011 versus the Oklahoma City Thunder

Ticket Cost:  $25 per ticket plus a $5 service charge per order whether you buy 1 ticket or 100 with that order.

Ways to Purchase:

  1. Call Lisa Swan at the Portland Trail Blazers office at 503-963-3966.  Tell her you're purchasing for Blazersedge night  FOR THE KIDS or FOR CHARITY.  You can also purchase tickets for yourself to attend in the B.E. section that night, which is why you need to make your intentions clear.  If you tell them it's for the kids they set the tickets aside instead of mailing them to you.  If you want to attend yourself, make that clear as well.  You can purchase in all the usual ways:  credit card, check, what have you.
  2. You can also donate money via PayPal to the Blazersedge Paypal Account:  blazersedge22@yahoo.com  We accumulate your donations and pay for the tickets in one big chunk at the end.  This allows you to donate non-standard amounts (like $20 or $80) and also avoids that $5 order fee, as we make one bulk purchase. 
If you'd like tickets for your students, your class, or your group my e-mail address is just below.  We're looking for kids who otherwise couldn't go, to whom this experience would mean something special.

If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail me.

--Dave (blazersub@yahoo.com)

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