Youth Nonprofit Sources Alumni Funds to Fill Stadium Seats

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With the newly incorporated non-profit program The Husky Ticket Project, three UConn grads have developed a way to combat empty seats at the XL Center, Rentschler Field and Gampel Pavilion — and train up a new generation of fans at the same time.

The idea for The Husky Ticket Project, which matches empty stadium seats with sports fans through a collaboration with local youth organizations and family centers, began 18 months ago with the goal of raising $4,000 for 40 football season-ticket packages.

Kevin Kortsep, Kevin Solomon and Jeremy Longobardi quickly met and exceeded that goal, sourcing donations from alumni to distribute more than 600 tickets to football and men’s and women’s basketball games to at-risk youth throughout Connecticut.

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