Donation will cover half of student ticket price - Fox 28: South Bend, Elkhart IN News, Weather, Sports

$300,000 ND donation for student tickets

Posted:

"I couldn't believe that one person shelled out all that money which is fantastic," says Sunee Fleshman, a Notre Dame student.

A big chunk of change was given to Notre Dame to help students cheer on their fellow Irish as they take on Alabama in the National Championship.

"He was concerned that the ticket prices may be prohibiting for the average student and wondered what he could do to help out," says university spokesman, Dennis Brown.

It's an anonymous gift to the university that cuts the ticket price for students in half.

"It's really a gift to the student body to allow them the experience of the National Championship Game," says Brown.

The university has 2,000 tickets for students, which will now cost 150 bucks. Making this a $300,000 donation.

"I have not heard of this kind of thing before with previous Bowl games, here or elsewhere," says Brown.

But he says the university is grateful and so are students.

"$150, that's do-able. It's just super generous of this unnamed donor," says ND student Michael Anderson.

"I'm pretty excited. It saves me some money, especially for next semester. I'm pretty low on cash so it's a nice, generous donation," says student Thomas Falkenberg.

But they say it's not a big surprise.

"When I first read the email I thought it said multiple donors had helped to make this possible and then to know that one person allowed all these students, it's just, it really just drives home that sense of community that's here," says Megan Gin, ND student. 

"It just shows how the Notre Dame network is just unparallel, no other school has anything like it," says Anderson.

And with this gift, they say there's even more incentive to make it to Miami.

"Being in that student section, watching all those games are memories that will last a lifetime," says Gin.

Brown says this donation has inspired other alumni. The university has received other gifts that will go towards cutting costs for students as they make their way to the big game.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Elkhart County Sheriff warns of budget and staffing danger

    Elkhart County Sheriff warns of budget and staffing danger

    Elkhart County Sheriff Brad Rogers says the budget issues the county has been dealing with are having a dramatic impact on law enforcement, and he wants it fixed.The Sheriff says no one on staff has seenMore >>
    Elkhart County Sheriff Brad Rogers says the budget issues the county has been dealing with are having a dramatic impact on law enforcement, and he wants it fixed.The Sheriff says no one on staff has seenMore >>
  • FOX28 News Alert

    UPDATE: Additional suspect in toddler shooting arrested, 1 still at large

    UPDATE: Additional suspect in toddler shooting arrested, 1 still at large

    County Metro Homicide tells FOX28 that one of the suspects wanted in connection with the death of John Swoveland, Jr., has been arrested. Police say 19-year-old Robert Griffin was taken into custody.More >>
    County Metro Homicide tells FOX28 that one of the suspects wanted in connection with the death of John Swoveland, Jr., has been arrested. Police say 19-year-old Robert Griffin was taken into custody at Hickory Villiage apartments in Mishawaka this afternoon.More >>
  • Police: 12-year-old shot in cross fire in Benton Township

    Police: 12-year-old shot in cross fire in Benton Township

    The Benton Charter Township Police Department says a 12-year-old was shot in Benton Township.Police say it happened Friday afternoon in the 1,000 block of Harbor Court.They say two men were fighting and fired shots. A 12-year-old girl, who police say wasn't directly involved, was shot.She was taken to the hospital where police say she is stable.Police have arrested 24-year-old Jakeeme Griffin and 18-year-old Juan Hassel Junior for firearms violations.More >>
    The Benton Charter Township Police Department says a 12-year-old was shot in Benton Township.Police say it happened Friday afternoon in the 1,000 block of Harbor Court.They say two men were fighting and fired shots. A 12-year-old girl, who police say wasn't directly involved, was shot.She was taken to the hospital where police say she is stable.Police have arrested 24-year-old Jakeeme Griffin and 18-year-old Juan Hassel Junior for firearms violations.More >>
Powered by WorldNow

Fox 28

WSJV-TV FOX 28
58096 County Road 7, South
Elkhart, IN 46517

Switchboard: 574.679.9758
News Phone: 574.679.4545
Station Fax: 574.294.1267
Email: fox28news@fox28.com

All content ©Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WSJV. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Heather Stewart at (574) 343-5310. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.