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Monday, December 22, 2014

Paul George buys all remaining tickets to Fresno State home opener to give them away

Paul-George-PacersMany professional athletes make an effort to give back to their alma maters. Indiana Pacers forward Paul George found a very unique way to do so earlier this week.

George, a former Fresno State star, bought all of the remaining tickets to the Bulldogs’ regular season home opener against Cal State Northridge on Nov. 16. According to The Fresno Business Journal, George’s generous gesture has assured a sellout for Fresno State’s 15,596-seat arena. Fans who wish to attend the game can print off a voucher to pick up their free ticket at the Save Mart Center ticket office.

Candace Buckner of the Indianapolis Star estimated that purchasing every ticket to the game would cost around $260,000. There are some season ticket holders, so those seats can be subtracted from the overall cost. Still, George easily had to have spent six figures.

The 23-year-old can probably afford it, as he recently signed a contract extension with the Pacers that should pay him more than $90 million. Hopefully the Fresno State students and fans take advantage of the opportunity and pack the house.

H/T Ball Don’t Lie



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