Tickets for chance to win autographed football on sale through Oct. 1; proceeds to benefit Marshall’s United Way campaign

FootballforUnitedWayDrawing_10-01-14Ticket sales began Monday in the Memorial Student Center lobby for an autographed football signed by Head Football Coach Doc Holliday and Heisman Trophy hopeful Rakeem Cato.

Will Holland, director of resource development for United Way of the River Cities, said this signed football is just one aspect of the fundraising efforts put forth by Marshall.

“The United Way campaign on Marshall’s Huntington campus kicks off on Sept. 22, but we wanted to give the Marshall community an opportunity to support us sooner by offering this giveaway a week early,” Holland said. “The university doesn’t have a monetary goal this year, but rather, a goal of increased participation.”

Last year, 52 Marshall University employees contributed to the campaign. Holland said this year they are hoping to increase that number by 200 percent.

“We hope by offering special promotions such as the chance to win this autographed football that more members of the Marshall community will find it easier to contribute this year,” Holland said. “We are very appreciative of the Marshall Athletics Department for donating this football to help us raise money for our fall campaign.”

Tickets for the autographed football will be $3 each or two tickets for $5 and can be purchased from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily in the Memorial Student Center lobby through Oct. 1. Marshall will hold United Way Day on Oct. 1 with free health screenings for the community. The winning ticket for the autographed football will be drawn during this event. The United Way campaign kicks off on the Huntington campus Sept. 22 and will conclude on Oct. 3.

For more information on how you can purchase your ticket, contact Megan Archer, MU  campaign coordinator, at For more information on this year’s United Way of the River Cities campaign,  visit


Photo: The autographed football signed by Rakeem Cato and Doc Holliday was donated by the Marshall University Department of Athletics.