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WSU to offer firefighters, wildfire victims free tickets to game vs. Portland State

Bill Moos put his unsold tickets to good use.

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WSU will offer complimentary tickets for Saturday's season opener against Portland State to those who have been affected by the recent wildfires in Eastern Washington, Athletics Director Bill Moos announced today.

"We realize these devastating fires have impacted so many people throughout our region and continue to do so," Moos said via news release. "Cougar Athletics would like to have those affected by the wildfires as our guests Saturday. Communities around the Northwest have supported Washington State Athletics through the years and we would like to offer some relief by enjoying a Cougar Football Saturday."

At last check, WSU had about 8,000 tickets remaining for the game, and one can hardly argue that this is a great way to use (hopefully a lot of) those tickets. Whatever makes those people's lives just a little bit better, even if only for a few hours, is awesome.

Additionally, Cougs can get end zone tickets with a three-item food bank donation, or with the donation of a case of water.

Those from affected communities can call 1-800-GO-COUGS to make arrangements for their tickets.