FIU Athletics offers free football tickets to youth organizations

Florida International University is inviting hundreds of children to its football games through its BB&T Community Partners Kids Club program, which gives free tickets to organizations that work with children.

Now in its 11th year, BB&T Community Partners Kids Club provides eligible not-for-profit groups such as elementary and middle schools, and youth leagues with complimentary tickets to select home games, one of them being the home season opener against in-state rival University of Central Florida (UCF).

The FIU vs. UCF football game will take place at 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 at FIU Stadium on the Modesto A. Maidique Campus, 11200 SW 8th St. in West Miami-Dade. The game will also be televised on CBS Sports.

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“FIU sees this as a great opportunity to reach out to aspiring panthers and motivate them to pursue their collegiate dreams,” said FIU Athletic Director Pete Garcia. “FIU Athletics strives to inspire and engage with the South Florida community.”

Interested groups and organizations should contact Liz Borrell-Augustin, assistant athletic director for student athlete development and community relations, at 305-348-0154 or for an admission form. Tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis.

For a full schedule of FIU football games and prices for season and individual tickets, click here.