Dec. 13, 2012
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - In conjunction with the Heart of Dallas Bowl, the Purdue Athletics Department has set up a program where fans can purchase tickets to be donated to local community programs.
In addition, Boilermaker Nation can help defray the cost of sending the Purdue "All-American" Marching Band and/or the Reamer Club to the game.
To take part in either initiative, or to purchase tickets (priced at $75) to attend the game, click here, call 494-3194 or 800-49-SPORT, or visit the Athletic Ticket Office Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Purdue (6-6) will square off against Oklahoma State (7-5) in the Heart of Dallas Bowl on Jan. 1 at the historic Cotton Bowl Stadium. The Boilermakers are playing in back-to-back bowl games for the first time since 2006 and 2007 and their 12th bowl game in the last 16 seasons.
As of mid-afternoon Thursday, Purdue had allocated 2,530 tickets for the bowl game. A total of 68 tickets had been purchased to donate.
Heart of Dallas is a new non-profit organization that hosts sports and entertainment events benefitting Dallas charities.
Proceeds from Heart of Dallas activities will be used to invest in collective impact strategies that make Dallas a better place. Demonstrating Heart of Dallas' commitment to its home city, net profits from the Heart of Dallas Bowl - the organizations' inaugural event - will benefit charities serving the homeless population in Dallas.
The John Purdue Club and Purdue Alumni Association have partnered to create an Official Bowl Tour. For more information, click here or call the Bowl Tour hotline at 1-888-471-3032. Registration closes at 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17.