StubHub launched a pretty cool program earlier today with its “Tickets for Trees”, an effort to plant a tree for every ticket purchased on StubHub for the 2008-09 NFL post-season. According to the press release, StubHub has partnered with the National Forest Foundation (NFF) and will plant trees in National Forests across the U.S. in the closest proximity to cities hosting playoff games, as well as in the Ocala National Forest near Tampa, Florida, site of Super Bowl XLIII. For example, when the Tennessee Titans host their divisional playoff game in Nashville, StubHub will plant a tree in the Cherokee National Forest in Eastern Tennessee for each ticket purchased through StubHub for that event and any subsequent home games at LP Field. StubHub expects to plant tens of thousands of trees early in 2009 in up to eleven National Forests across the country, based on transaction volume coupled with individual fan donations.
Okay, I’ve been writing this blog for a little over 8 months now and I seem to expose a little bit more about myself each time. One thing I don’t think I’ve addressed before is how much of a sports fanatic I truly am. I have been a Miami Dolphins fan since I first moved to the country back in 1984 (we lived in Fort Lauderdale for a little over two years) and I’ve stuck with them through thick and thin (I watched all 15 losses last season and the lone win) so I’ve been getting more and more excited as this season progresses as the Dolphins, somehow, someway, have a shot at making the playoffs. Believe me, if I lived closer (budget is tight right now) I would totally be responsible for the planting of at least one tree near the Dolphins Stadium in South Florida if they were to win their next two games and secure the AFC East title.
StubHub’s “Tickets for Trees” initiative for the NFL Playoffs kicks-off a joint effort to restore National Forests across the country. More information can be found on StubHub.com/TicketsForTrees, as well as NationalForests.org. Fans have two ways to participate:
1. Buy an NFL playoff ticket or Super Bowl XLIII ticket on StubHub
2. Donate directly to your team’s National Forest — every dollar plants another tree.
National Forests will be designated to each hosting playoff team on Monday, December 29th.