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University of Phoenix donates 500 tickets to underprivileged children

PHOENIX, AZ, December 15, 2008 — As a way to show support to the community, University of Phoenix has donated 500 Stadium Shootout tickets to local children. The children will be able to attend the historic college basketball doubleheader which will be housed in the building bearing the school’s name.

"University of Phoenix is strongly committed to enhancing the quality of life in the communities we serve through our both educational and community involvement programs” said Dr. William Pepicello, President, University of Phoenix. “As such, we are very pleased to provide 500 kids with the opportunity to attend this landmark event in University of Phoenix Stadium."

The Stadium Shootout features Louisville vs. Minnesota and ASU vs. BYU, all locations which University of Phoenix has campuses. Opportunities are still available if other local business would like to follow in University of Phoenix’s example and provide a great holiday gift to children in need. For more information on how support the local community through the Stadium Shootout, contact Scott Worden at 480-635-8720.

For additional details on the Stadium Shootout visit the official event website www.stadiumshoootot.com.


Men’s NCAA Division 1 basketball, 2008 Stadium Shootout


  • Game 1: University of Louisville Cardinals vs. University of Minnesota Golden Gophers
  • Game 2: Arizona State University Sun Devils vs. Brigham Young University Cougars


December 20, 2008, 1st game tips at Noon


University of Phoenix Stadium, 1 Cardinals Drive, Glendale, AZ 85305


Adam Baker, Northwest Sports 480-635-8720, E-mail: adam@northwestsports.org


Tickets available at www.ticketmaster.com




University of Phoenix is constantly innovating to help students balance education and life in a rapidly changing world. Through flexible schedules, challenging courses and interactive learning, students achieve personal and career aspirations without putting their lives on hold. As of August 31, 2008, 362,100 students were enrolled at University of Phoenix, the largest private university in North America. University of Phoenix serves a diverse student population, offering associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs from campuses and learning centers across the U.S. as well as online throughout the world.


Wendy Paul