Monday, November 9, 2009

2010 Celiac Awareness Nights at the 76ers and Flyers

UPDATE (11/11/09): The discount code for the Sixers tickets - CELIAC - is now working and is good for $5 off seats in the following sections: outside 4s, lower-level corners, mezzanine centers and mezzanine outside centers ($96, $62, $40 and $25, respectively).

With support from the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness, both the Philadelphia 76ers and Flyers will sponsor a celiac awareness night at the Wachovia Center during their 2009-10 seasons. Gluten-free food will be available at specified concession stands for both games. Gluten-free hot dogs, chicken sandwiches and beer currently are available at Wachovia Center events.

The inaugural hockey event will be held on Tuesday, January 19, 2010 as the Flyers take on the Columbus Blue Jackets at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale now through the Flyers online box office. To get discounted tickets, enter 154CELIAC as the promotion code. This will ensure that proceeds from your ticket purchase go to support raising celiac awareness. With this offer, front and selected center mezzanine seats are $50 ($13 off), middle mezzanine seats are $40 ($13 discount) and rear mezzanine seats are $40 ($6 savings).

There are no designated sections for the celiac awareness night group for the Flyers game. If you are arranging for a group to go to the game together, be sure to order your seats as a group. Either enter the group order online or call Mike Andrews of the Flyers at 215-952-5994 to make arrangements.

The 76ers will host their third Celiac Awareness Night on Friday, March 26, 2010 when the Atlanta Hawks come to town. Tip-off is 7 p.m. To order tickets, go to the Sixers online box office. To get a ticket discount and have a portion of the purchase price go to awareness efforts, enter the code CELIAC. (At the time of this posting, the code was not working; I will update the post when this is corrected.)

For group seating for the basketball game, call Tyler McAllister at 215-389-9441. For other questions, call NFCA’s Nancy Ginter at 215-325-1306, extension 101.
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