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Valpo Athletics, Opportunity Enterprises Partner For Ticket Promotion

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Valparaiso University Athletics has partnered with Opportunity Enterprises to support OE Lakeside.  For any men’s or women’s basketball ticket purchased through this program, 50% of the ticket price will be donated back to OE.

“Valparaiso University and Opportunity Enterprises have had a strong relationship for many years, and have worked together in many areas,” said OE Events and Stewardship Manager Allison Thomas.  “We are thrilled to add this new project to our list of successful partnerships.”

Qualifying tickets are available for all men's and women's basketball home games with the exception of the men's game against Butler on January 29.  Men’s and women's basketball schedules are available at, while tickets may be purchased on-line at or  Purchasers should select the “OE-Promo” price code when ordering.  Tickets may also be purchased over the phone by calling 877-MY-VU-TIX.  Purchasers should be sure to mention Opportunity Enterprises when speaking with a ticket agent.

All proceeds from this partnership will be used to support growth and development at OE Lakeside, and will be matched dollar for dollar by the Dean and Barbara White Family Foundation.

“We are very pleased to be partnering with Opportunity Enterprises to support their Lakeside facility and their overall mission,” said Valparaiso University director of athletics Mark LaBarbera.  “Valpo Athletics and OE have a long standing relationship and we feel blessed to have our department and student-athletes involved with their amazing work in our community.”

About Opportunity Enterprises
Opportunity Enterprises is a non-profit organization which creates sustainable life choices and opportunities for individuals with unique challenges and abilities, and currently serves over 1,000 adults and children with disabilities throughout Northwest Indiana.  For more information, visit

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