Very cool promotion by the Bisons….
The Buffalo Bisons, Triple-A affiliate of the New York Mets, today announced that they will offer up to four FREE tickets to Opening Day 2009 to any person who has lost their job.
The Bisons recognize that many of the same fans that have helped the team set numerous attendance records have now fallen on hard times with the downturn in this country’s economy. With the hope and promise of Spring and a new baseball season, the team wanted to make sure that all their great fans and their families have a chance to attend Opening Day on Thursday, April 9 against the Pawtucket Red Sox (3:05 p.m.).
“Our nation’s pastime has seen this country through many tough times, and together the two have always come out on top,” said Mike Buczkowski, Vice President/General Manager of the Bisons. “Many of the fans that helped us shatter attendance records are the ones being affected by this unsettling economic environment. The Bisons are honored to make all those fans our guests on Opening Day.”
Posted while fantasizing about what a cool MLB town Buffalo would be…hey…I can dream.