Hoosier Ticket Project Holding Inaugural Giving Blitz Today

The Hoosier Ticket Project has launched its first Giving Blitz, an online fundraising drive. The Giving Blitz is a nationwide 24-hour fundraising campaign to promote the project’s mission, share its impact on the community, and raise funds for the 2022-23 football and basketball seasons.

The Hoosier Ticket Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that wants to remove financial barriers preventing fans from attending Indiana University athletic events in person by leveraging the generosity of alumni and fans. Through ticket donations and financial gifts, the Hoosier Ticket Project provides tickets to individuals and families, helps the athletic department increase attendance, and gives Hoosier student-athletes the best home-crowd environment possible. The project was founded by a group of loyal Hoosier fans as a way of giving back to the university that has given so much to them.

Since its launch as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in January 2022, the Hoosier Ticket Project has raised more than $30,000 in tickets and monetary donations to send more than 325 fans to Indiana University basketball games.

“The response to our launch in December has been nothing short of amazing,” Josh Bruick, CEO of the Hoosier Ticket Project said. “The selflessness and generosity of Hoosier Nation has inspired us to continue growing the reach of the project and get as many deserving individuals to Indiana games as possible.”

The campaign goal for Giving Blitz is set at $10,000, which has been kickstarted by corporate sponsorships from IU Credit Union and Homefield Apparel.

“This summer our focus has been to grow our relationships with youth organizations by holding special events and enhance the gameday experience for individuals who have never attended an IU game,” Amanda Pavelka, director of engagement, explained. “With the help of our gameday partners and a successful Giving Blitz, we will be able to achieve this.”

The 24-hour online fundraising event will officially launch Thursday, July 21, at 12:01 ET. Participants can direct their monetary gifts to the Giving Blitz webpage.

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