A drive to send underprivileged youth and their families to Saturday’s “Here We Buy Night” game has turned out to be a rousing success. Spearheaded by Here We Stay and Sactown Royalty members Kevin Fippin and Ed Montes, the “Here We Buy” donation effort raised $9,330, enough money to send 622 fans to Sleep Train Arena for the Feb. 9th match-up between the Kings and Jazz.
This city and this community of fans are truly amazing! After only 3 days of this post we have been able to raise enough for 604 tickets to donate to two charities; tickets that will be going to kids and families that otherwise would not have been able to attend a game. For this reason, we are shutting this down early lol. Saying the response has been overwhelming would be an understatement. When we started this we hoped and planned for maybe 200 tickets, 250 max. As the donations started to come in we set up the goal of 525 tickets, and as we passed that number we decided it would be best if we stopped the campaign and concentrated on the purchase and delivery of these tickets (this will happen tomorrow and Friday). The email in the account should no longer work and all HTML buttons will be removed from the different sites they are at. We have records of every single penny we have gotten and will keep these for our records. Hope to give you some info once tickets are delivered. Thanks again to all of you for making this happen.
Although the drive is over, STR along with the Downtown Sacramento Partnership are encouraging other ways fans can contribute to the effort to fill up Sleep Train Arena for “Here We Buy Night”. Cowbell Kingdom has a special ticket offer for Saturday’s game, which can be found here (enter promo code: Cowbell).
Tomorrow, Fippin and Montes will join James Ham and Jonathan Santiago in this week’s Cowbell Kingdom Podcast to recap the donation drive as well as other grassroots efforts.