The Connecticut Sun have announced they will donate all proceeds from ticket sales of their 2013 home opener sold between May 21st to the 25th to the American Red Cross. This effort is to help with the ongoing tornado relief in Oklahoma.
The CT Sun home opener will take place on May 25th, as the Sun face off against the New York Liberty at Mohegan Sun. Representatives from CT Sun have confirmed that all tickets sold from May 21st until the day of the game on May 25th will be donated to help the Red Cross after the devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma earlier this week.
Here is the full press release from CT Sun about the home opener donation:
Connecticut Sun To Donate Proceeds From Home Opener To Tornado Relief Efforts
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (May 21, 2013) – In an effort to help those devastated by the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma, the Connecticut Sun will donate all proceeds from all tickets sold beginning on May 21st to its home opener on May 25th against the New York Liberty to the American Red Cross.
“We are all saddened by the loss of life and destruction in Oklahoma,” Sun vice president and general manager Chris Sienko said. “Through our small efforts we can hopefully bring some relief to those in desperate need of assistance.”
“The thoughts and prayers of the Mohegan Tribe and our employees are with all those affected by this horrific disaster,” said Mohegan Tribal Chairman Bruce “Two Dogs” Bozsum.
The American Red Cross provides shelter, food, health and mental health services to help communities and families get back on their feet when disasters strike. For more information, visit redcross.org or call 1-800-Help-Now. Fans can also text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate directly.