UC Announces 125th Season Balloon Blitz for Football

Aug. 24, 2012

The University of Cincinnati Department of Athletics announces its 125th Football Season Balloon Blitz featuring tickets for the September 6th football game against Pittsburgh in historic Nippert Stadium. All fans are encouraged to participate in the Balloon Blitz next week throughout the Greater Cincinnati area. Make sure to like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to join in on all the fun!

 The Athletics Marketing Team will be visiting twenty-five locations from Monday, August 27 to Friday, August 31 around the lunch hour throughout the Tri-State. Fans will be given clues as to where the balloons will be hidden every morning via the University of Cincinnati Facebook and Twitter pages. The promotion will include five balloons at each location with two tickets to the UC Football home opener attached to each of them. Winners will be selected on a first come, first serve basis and will get their picture taken to be featured on our website.  

 “We cannot take all of the credit for the creation of this program”, said Brad Wurthman, Associate Athletics Director for Marketing and Strategic Communications. “Our team figured that if this concept worked so well in the movie ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’, it should definitely work in the great city of Cincinnati as we prepare for the final BIG EAST Conference version of the River City Rivalry versus Pittsburgh.”

 If you aren’t willing to take your chances through the Balloon Blitz, you can order tickets to the Pittsburgh game and all other games online at www.catstix.com or by calling the UC Ticket Office at 1-877-CATS-TIX.