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Partnership to boost EHS ticket sales

The Enumclaw Football Foundation is teaming up with Enumclaw High to manage season ticket sales for the fall season.

According to Pat Forza, vice president of operations for the three-year old EFF, and EHS Athletic Director Kevin Smith, the partnership will streamline the process for Hornet fans.

A 2011 season ticket for football will cost $34 – $6 per game for the four home games, and a $2.50 service fee for each game. Sales will provide revenue for student body funds. The service fee will return to the EHS football program.

The reserved seats will first be offered to lifetime EFF members, who pay a one-time $500 fee. Next in line will be current 2011 EFF members, those who pay a $50 annual membership fee. Parents of current EHS varsity football players are third on the list, followed by the general public.

“Membership and tickets are not together,” Forza said. “Membership gives you early access to season tickets.”

Ticket sales begin at 8 a.m. Monday for lifetime EFF members, and run from 1 to 3 p.m. for 2011 EFF members, in the EHS commons, and again at EHS football practice Aug. 17.

Tickets will be available again to EFF members and parents of football players during Hornet practice sessions starting Aug. 22 and at Hornet Days Aug. 25 and 26, also in the commons.

EFF members will also be able to purchase season tickets at EHS practices Aug. 17-19. Football parents can purchase tickets at EHS evening practices Aug. 22-24.

The general public will be able to buy season tickets at the scrimmage tentatively scheduled for Aug. 26 at Pete’s Pool.

Lifetime EFF Members, EFF members, and parents of varsity football players, are limited to four tickets.

Smith said turning season ticket sales over to the EFF frees up his staff. Forza said the new system ensures parents and EFF members have access to season tickets.

Organizers said 360 tickets are available with room to expand. The stadium grandstand can seat 900.

Forza said a bonus is the front rows will be available this year. “With the new field and the path constructed at field level to bypass the stands, the front two rows will be available for excellent viewing,” he said.

The Hornets kick off the season Sept. 2 against the Yelm Tornadoes, with additional home games Sept. 9, Oct. 7 and Oct. 21.

Former season ticket holders should be receiving a letter in the mail explaining the changes. For information visit the EFF website at www.enumclawfootball.com.

 

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