FCD president celebrates record with charitable donation

FRISCO, Texas (Aug. 31, 2010) – FC Dallas set the MLS mark for a road unbeaten streak last weekend, playing Columbus to a scoreless draw for their 10th consecutive road contest without a loss. Dallas club President and CEO Doug Quinn is celebrating his club’s road feat with something closer to home by donating four 2011 season tickets to Lift Up America.

Clark Hunt, chairman of Hunt Sports Group, which owns and operates FC Dallas and the Columbus Crew, was part of the grassroots effort to form Lift Up America and has remained involved with the organization since. Last November, FC Dallas teamed with Lift Up America, Tyson Foods and the North Texas Food Bank to distribute 15 tons of protein to more than 10 local food agencies for the holidays.

Proceeds from a charity auction of the tickets Quinn donated could provide up to 120,000 meals for families in the Metroplex.

Quinn also pledged four 2011 season tickets to the Frisco Miracle League two weeks ago, courtesy of childhood friend and Chivas USA President Shawn Hunter. The two wagered the charitable donation on the outcome of the Aug. 21 match between their two sides, which saw Dallas finish on top 1-0.

Quinn intends to carry on his charitable ticket donations for the remaining 2010 FC Dallas games with “Quinn’s Get In and Win Charity Challenge” prior to each contest.

FC Dallas’ “Get In and Win” season ticket campaign delivers huge savings to new and returning season ticket holders. Anyone who renews or purchases 2011 season tickets before Monday, Oct. 4 will receive either a 30-40 percent discount on the 2010 pricing for 2011 season tickets, or a free seat upgrade.

Premium seating options such as the Winstar Club Loge, Field Tables, Center Circle and Club seats are also available in limited inventory. Contact the FC Dallas Front Office at (888) 323-4625 for details or go to www.fcdallas.com/getinandwin.

FC Dallas hosts Toronto FC at Pizza Hut Park on Saturday with kickoff slated for 7:30 p.m. and a post-game fireworks show. The first 5,000 fans through the gates will receive a free FC Dallas/Texans Credit Union lunch box. The game airs live on Fox Sports Southwest Plus and ESPN Deportes 1540 AM. Single-game tickets are on sale now through ticketmaster.com and FCDallas.com. For more information, visit FCDallas.com or call 888.FCD.GOAL (323.4625).