UCSB Athletics Will Provide 500 Basketball Tickets to Victims of Devastating 'Tea Fire'

Nov. 17, 2008

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The UC Santa Barbara Athletics Department has made available 500 tickets to any future men's or women's basketball game for victims of the Tea Fire that has devastated the Montecito and Santa Barbara area over the past several days, Athletics Director Mark Massari announced Monday. The Friday, Nov. 21 game against North Carolina is not included in the offer.

"If we can offer a UCSB basketball game as a small diversion to those affected by this terrible fire, we will," said Athletics Director Mark Massari. "It is always our goal to give back and use Gaucho Athletics as a tool to help this special community."

Victims of the Tea Fire who would like to take advantage of the offer are encouraged to contact the Athletics Ticket Office at 805-893-UCSB. They will be provided with one voucher that can be redeemed for up-to four tickets to any men's or women's basketball game, with the exception of Friday's game against the Tar Heels.

Also, here are links to the Santa Barbara County Chapter of the Red Cross and to Chancellor Henry Yang's message to the campus community regarding the Tea Fire.

To link to the Santa Barbara County Red Cross website click here.

To read Chancellor Yang's message to the campus community regarding the Tea Fire click here.