FIU Athletics offers free football tickets to South Florida 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 12th year, BB&T Community Partners Kids Club provides eligible not-for-profit groups with complimentary tickets to all home football games, one of them being the home season opener against in-state rival Bethune-Cookman. More than 25,000 tickets have been issued through this program to youth organizations.

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The FIU vs. Bethune-Cookman football game will take place at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 at FIU Stadium on the Modesto A. Maidique Campus, 11200 SW 8th St. in West Miami-Dade. The game will also be televised on American Sports Network (ASN).

“FIU sees this as a great opportunity to reach out to aspiring panthers and motivate them to pursue their collegiate dreams,” said FIU Director of Sports and Entertainment Pete Garcia. “FIU is committed to engaging our community particularly by fostering a love for FIU and FIU athletics.”

Interested groups and organizations should contact Liz Augustin, assistant athletic director for student athlete development and community relations, at 305-348-0154 or laugusti@fiu.edu 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.