Quinn's charity challenges continue against Chicago

FRISCO, Texas – Having secured 2011 season tickets for the Frisco Miracle League, Lift Up America, Dress for Success and the Frisco Family YMCA, FC Dallas President and CEO Doug Quinn has challenged Chicago Fire Technical Director Frank Klopas tomorrow in the “Get In and Win Charity Challenge.”

An FC Dallas victory would send four 2011 season tickets to the Dallas League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), courtesy of Klopas. The tickets would benefit Hispanic youth scholarships. However, should FC Dallas fall for the first time in 18 games, Quinn must purchase four 2011 Chicago Fire season tickets for the Chicago Fire Foundation, of which Klopas is also the President.

The “Get In and Win Charity Challenge” has already produced 14 tickets for Dallas charities since Aug. 21. Quinn intends to carry on his charitable ticket donations for all remaining 2010 FC Dallas games.

This week, Quinn chose the LULAC in honor of FC Dallas’ celebration of Hispanic Heritage Night. The LULAC is the largest and oldest Hispanic Organization in the United States dedicated to advancing the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health and civil rights of Hispanic Americans through community-based programs operating at more than 700 LULAC councils nationwide. The organization involves and serves all Hispanic nationality groups.

Historically, LULAC has focused heavily on education, civil rights, and employment for Hispanics. LULAC councils provide more than a million dollars in scholarships to Hispanic students each year, conduct citizenship and voter registration drives, develop low income housing units, conduct youth leadership training programs, and seek to empower the Hispanic community at the local, state and national level.

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 then sent the Dallas branch of Dress for Success two 2011 season tickets as FC Dallas defeated Toronto FC 1-0 on Sept. 4.

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.

FC Dallas’ match against the Fire is scheduled to kick off at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. A win against the Fire would clinch a playoff berth for FC Dallas for the first time since the 2007 season. The team returns to Pizza Hut Park for their regular season home finale on Oct. 9 when they take on the Colorado Rapids. The Oct. 9 game is also Faith and Family Night, where everyone in attendance may attend a free post-game concert featuring

Hawk Nelson, Revive, Britt Nicole and John Reuben. Kickoff is scheduled for 5 p.m. Central Time.

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). 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.