FRISCO, Texas (Sept. 16, 2010) – Backing the hottest team in MLS has paid dividends for FC Dallas President and CEO Doug Quinn’s “Get In and Win Charity Challenge.” The initiative has earned 12 tickets for local charities since Aug. 21. This week, Quinn and FC Dallas face one of the toughest challenges of the season as Rafael Márquez and Thierry Henry lead Red Bull New York into Pizza Hut Park tonight (Thursday at 8 p.m. CT on FSSW).
FC Dallas has the opportunity to extend its unbeaten streak to 15 games and prolong its six-game home winning streak Thursday against the Red Bulls. A victory would also earn the Frisco Family YMCA four 2011 season tickets. Should New York come away with a victory, Quinn will donate four 2011 Red Bulls season tickets to Seth Stammler’s Sporting Chance Foundation. The Ohio-based charity works to build clean drinking water wells in Haiti. The tickets would be distributed to Haitian immigrants living in the New York area.
Quinn chose the Frisco YMCA, an organization of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. The mission of the non-profit group is to establish Christian principles through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
Quinn first pledged four 2011 season tickets to the Frisco Miracle League, 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. Dallas continued its hot-streak by breaking the all-time MLS record for a road unbeaten streak with a draw in Columbus on Aug. 28. Following the match, Quinn donated four 2011 season tickets to Lift Up America.
Quinn sent the Dallas branch of Dress for Success two 2011 season tickets as FC Dallas defeated Toronto FC 1-0 on Sept. 4. The charitable donations continued with the Frisco Family YMCA last weekend as FC Dallas drew San Jose.
Quinn intends to carry on his charitable ticket donations for the remaining 2010 FC Dallas games. The club’s “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.
Thursday’s match is presented by Winstar. The first 5,000 fans through the gates will receive a full size soccer ball. As always, drink specials in the beer garden include $2 beers and $4 margaritas and wine through halftime. 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).