Golden Tickets has always given back to our community with charities such as Ronald McDonald House, Special Olympics, Down Syndrome Guild and March of Dimes. We often speak about doing something more on a national level. Last year we decided to take action and came up with a new program called “Get the Golden Ticket”.
The Get the Golden Ticket program is where we award a once in a lifetime sports package to someone who has a special story to tell or endured an unusual circumstance.
Our first recipient was a gentleman by the name of Ryan Ferguson who spent 10 years in a prison cell unjustly accused of a murder he did not commit.
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We had been following his story for the past 5 years on CBS 48 Hours and were deeply moved by it. This turned into an inspiration, and upon his release from prison, we decided to launch this program. For someone who spent 10 years in jail, his upbeat, un-bitter attitude really hit home and said to us that we need to do something special for this guy.
As the winner of the first “Get the Golden Ticket”, we invited Ryan and his father to the biggest football game of them all….the Super Bowl!
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Golden Tickets will continue this tradition in the coming years and would love to hear from you if you have a candidate in mind to be nominated for this award. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org