Hoopla Ticket Program
The Hoopla Ticket Program provides NCAA Tournament tickets, free-of-charge to military service people, military families, and local students. With the support of generous donors, the Hoopla Ticket Program demonstrates the Miami Valley’s appreciation for the selfless sacrifice of active-duty servicepeople and their families, as well as providing a one-of-a-kind experience for underprivileged students in the Dayton region.
A student ticket provides a one-of-a-kind experience for an underprivileged child from the Dayton region to attend an NCAA Tournament game; in many cases, the student’s first college basketball game. The majority of these tickets are used to award diligent students (K-8) for their continued passion and dedication to STEM disciplines – science, technology, engineering, and math.
Military tickets give active-duty servicemen and their families unmatched visibility, recognition, and appreciation for the United States Air Force and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. We use these tickets to demonstrate our appreciation to the military heroes serving our country while they support Dayton communities. The committee works closely with Wright-Patt personnel to ensure that each ticket is donated and distributed according to Air Force guidelines.