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SFU football home opener offers free tuition contest

Team hopes to attract greater numbers of attendees at games

Would you like the opportunity to win free tuition? All you have to do is attend SFU’s football home opener on September 17.

SFU is kicking off its football season with a new contest, “Kick to Win Free Tuition” at their home opener this Saturday. The contest welcomes students to tweet the SFU athletics account in order to be chosen to participate. If a student makes a field goal from the 35-yard line, they will win tuition for the fall semester up to $2,500.  

SFU football has struggled so far this season. The team is 0–2, and has been outscored 115–10 over both games. This weekend will also be the home debut of quarterback Miles Richardson.

SFU’s sports and information director Steve Frost said that the offer is part of a push to increase engagement and attendance at sports games, which has been an issue for SFU Athletics in the past.

“It would be great to see their fellow colleague students come out support [these athletes].” – Steve Frost, sports and information director

“We want to create an enjoyable guest experience, [and] we wanted to start by giving students something they really value,” he said.

“SFU student athletes are elite athletes who play their heart and soul at competition and it would be great to see their fellow colleague students come out support them, and appreciate the effort they put into competition,” Frost added.

In the future, Frost said that SFU sports such as basketball and football will continue to incorporate more events like this one to attract more students to the games, with many things to do aside from the game itself. SFU Athletics plans to host this event at every home football game this season.

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