Boilermakers Practice, Give Back

Dec. 29, 2012

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Bowl Ticket Will-Call

Fans who purchased tickets for the Heart of Dallas Bowl against Oklahome State on Jan. 1 through the Purdue Athletic Ticket Office and did not receive them via FedEx have two will-call options in Dallas.

Hyatt Regency Dallas (300 Reunion Blvd.), near the registration desk on the lobby level - Dec. 30 (noon to 3 p.m. CT) and Dec. 31 (9 a.m. to noon CT).

Game-day will-call, from 9 a.m. through halftime, will be in the Embarcadero Building along Nimitz Avenue, on the northeast side of the Cotton Bowl - No. 17 on this map.

Purdue is playing in back-to-back bowl games for the first time since 2006 and 2007 and its 12th bowl game in the last 16 seasons.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Heart of Dallas Bowl prides itself on giving back to the community.

On Saturday afternoon, members of the Purdue football team, along with the spirit squad and Purdue Pete, got in on the spirit by volunteering at the North Texas Food Bank.

The North Texas Food Bank provides some 138,000 nutritional meals daily on the strength of 700 volunteers per week.

Among the roughly two dozen Boilermakers to volunteer were Ricardo Allen, Tommie Thomas and Kawann Short, along with interim head coach Patrick Higgins, assistants Greg Burns, Donn Landholm and Tim Tibesar; and athletics director Morgan Burke. They spent time packaging food and preparing it for distribution.

At the same time, several other players, including quarterbacks Rob Henry and Austin Appleby, helped out at a football skills youth camp.

Prior to their community service initiatives, the squad practiced for 70 minutes at Gerald J. Ford Stadium on the campus of Southern Methodist University.

Tonight, the Boilermakers are scheduled to attend a performance by the Blue Man Group.

Previously referred to as the TicketCity Bowl, the Heart of Dallas Bowl presented by PlainsCapital Bank was introduced Oct. 4, 2012, to provide new avenues for engagement and to positively impact the Dallas community.

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.




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