UNCASVILLE, Conn. (August 30, 2017) – In an effort to help those devastated by the flooding in Texas caused by Hurricane Harvey, the Connecticut Sun Foundation will donate $1 for every person in attendance at its home playoff game on September 10th to the American Red Cross.
If the game sells out – 9,323 fans – the Sun Foundation will round up to an even $10,000 toward the effort. The Red Cross will also be featured as the Community Spotlight at the game, and Disaster Relief volunteers will be on the Mohegan Sun Arena concourse to accept donations.
Tickets for the game on September 10th will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Thursday, August 31st on ConnecticutSun.com and at the Mohegan Sun Arena Box Office.
“It’s been heartbreaking to watch the last few days unfold and this tragedy hits particularly close to home for the Sun organization,” Sun Vice President Amber Cox said. “Chiney (Ogwumike) is a Houston native. Curt’s (head coach Curt Miller) brother lives there. Prior to joining this organization, I worked for the Houston Dynamo and Dash. It’s a great city, filled with resilient people. We’re proud to join forces with our fans – who we know will step up and contribute as well – around our home playoff game to raise funds for the Red Cross that will support relief efforts.”
Fans can also text HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation to the Red Cross relief efforts.
Established in 1881, The American Red Cross provides shelter, food, health and mental services to help communities and families get back on their feet when disasters strike.