D-League team signs on with Tickets For Kids Charities®

Erie BayHawks Offer Big Assist To Non-Profits

ERIE — The NBA Development League, Erie BayHawks have announced the start of the Big Assist program making available over 6000 tickets to Erie-area non-profits who work with children and families who might not otherwise be able to attend the team’s games. The program is a result of a partnership between the BayHawks and the Pittsburgh-based Tickets For Kids Charities®

“Our ownership group, lead by Steve Demetriou and Owen McCormick, initiated our signing on with the Tickets For Kids Charities® by making the initial donation to the Big Assist program.” said team President Ron Sertz. “Since that jump start, the response has been exactly what we’ve come to expect from the generous Erie community, simply amazing.”

Numerous individuals as well as members of the business community have made ticket donations to the Big Assist program. Sertz cited Erie Insurance for making a significant contribution to the program.

"We are thrilled to partner with the Erie BayHawks to create opportunities for disadvantaged children to experience Erie BayHawks games" said Vera Marelli, Program Director for Tickets for Kids Charities.

Tickets for Kids, a nonprofit organization, partners with organizations and agencies in Pennsylvania and nationwide. In 2007, Tickets for Kids Charities created opportunities for underserved children and their families to experience 7,700 events.

Non-profit agencies interested in obtaining donated tickets through the Big Assist program can learn more by calling the BayHawks office at 790-5600 or visiting www.ErieBayHawks.com.