Generous Gesture By Alum Helps Notre Dame Students Attend BCS Title Game

By Marian Hinton
Matt Cashore: US Presswire

We all know that ticket prices to college football games are out of control these days, especially when that game is the BCS National Championship game. Add in the cost of travel, food, and lodging, and it’s nearly outside of the realm of possibility for most fans to be financially able to attend this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

This year, the BCS title game will feature the undefeated Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. the 12-1 Alabama Crimson Tide.

The cost of one single ticket?

A whopping $350 each. That’s a lot of money for anyone to pay, but particularly for young college students.

However, in order to make the game more affordable for the Notre Dame student body, one generous donor, a Fighting Irish alum, has paid $375,000 dollars so that students can purchase a ticket to the game for half the price. There are 2,500 student tickets available per team for the game.

That’s an amazing gesture.

No word yet as to who this donor could be (he or she has requested anonymity) but he or she deserves tons of credit for helping these kids be able to attend one of what will certainly be the most exciting events of their lives.

It will be Notre Dame’s first trip to the National Championship game since the BCS system started in 1998. They will be playing for their fourteenth national title in their school’s history.

Students who otherwise may not have been able to afford a ticket to the game will now have the experience of a lifetime, all thanks to the kindness of a stranger.

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