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Old 07-06-2009, 07:02 PM   #1
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Anyone have any suggestions for how to get a dying Skins fan good seats?

Apologies if this is the wrong place to post this, but my old man was diagnosed with cancer around the holidays last year and we just got the news that the chemo and radiation didn't stop it, so it appears that it has spread. I fear he might not have much time left. I hope I'm wrong, but if I'm not, I sure as hell don't want my final memories to be of him sitting around in his house, working. He's a lifelong Skins fan, as was my grandfather, who passed away last year, and figured it was worth a shot to see if I could get to one last game with him.

One problem -- seats. The kind of tickets I am likely to be able to get my hands on are nosebleeds and he's on oxygen due to the cancer, so walking up all those steps is not going to happen.

I'm dubious about my chances of getting some kind of "old man's dying wish" seats comped by the team or anything, but who knows. Anyone have any suggestions? Is there an area that would be good for someone of limited physical strength to be able to sit and enjoy the game? I've only been to Fedex a few times and it was always the nosebleeds so I have no idea what the other options are.

Thanks for any advice.
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Old 07-06-2009, 07:05 PM   #2
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Re: Anyone have any suggestions for how to get a dying Skins fan good seats?

Call the Redskins ticket office at 301-276-6050 or check the link below

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Old 07-06-2009, 07:11 PM   #3
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Re: Anyone have any suggestions for how to get a dying Skins fan good seats?

Thanks, I didn't see that when I was checking out Skins.com earlier.
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Wow man, sorry to hear that. Our hearts and prayers go out to you. Why not reach out to community relations. Emphasize that you are willing to pay for the tickets and aren't looking for a handout, just trying to accommodate him. I'd also reach out to Matt Terl at Redskins Blog, the beat writers at the Post and Times, the new head of Redskins media (Weisman or something?), just exhaust all options. The more people that know about it, the better off you are in trying to get something done.
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Wow man, sorry to hear that. Our hearts and prayers go out to you. Why not reach out to community relations. Emphasize that you are willing to pay for the tickets and aren't looking for a handout, just trying to accommodate him. I'd also reach out to Matt Terl at Redskins Blog, the beat writers at the Post and Times, the new head of Redskins media (Weisman or something?), just exhaust all options. The more people that know about it, the better off you are in trying to get something done.
Absolutely. These are great ideas. Please keep us posted on how your efforts are going.
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Absolutely. These are great ideas. Please keep us posted on how your efforts are going.
Yeah, I'm assuming you're not looking to break the bank, but fan sites are a good place to take a look too. Maybe start a thread over at ES or something like that, most season ticket holders might be looking to unload a pair or two each year.. I just dont know how picky you can be on which game or not.
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Our prayers are with you, please keep us posted on your effort.
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Ive got a 52 inch television, I don't have to worry about parking, and I can watch all the interviews after the game. I had tickets when Riggins and Theismann played.
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Ive got a 52 inch television, I don't have to worry about parking, and I can watch all the interviews after the game. I had tickets when Riggins and Theismann played.
That seems like an odd thing to say in this thread. "Hey my father is dying of cancer and I'd like to fulfill his dream of going to one last Redskins game. Any thoughts on how I can do this?"..."I've got a big tv to watch games on so I don't have to worry about parking"

Dgack, I've got a couple of ideas that I'll look into, but can't promise anything. I think Paintrain's suggestion is best.
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Ive got a 52 inch television, I don't have to worry about parking, and I can watch all the interviews after the game. I had tickets when Riggins and Theismann played.
That's great, very proud of you.

Now how does this help his dying father?
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Old 07-06-2009, 10:04 PM   #11
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Thanks for the ideas and support, guys. Knowing my old man, he'll balk the idea and protest a lot but I don't think I'm going to let him give me any excuses on this one.
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Old 07-06-2009, 10:17 PM   #12
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Thanks for the ideas and support, guys. Knowing my old man, he'll balk the idea and protest a lot but I don't think I'm going to let him give me any excuses on this one.
Hope ur father will somehow manage to pull through, man.. I'm pretty sure after the game he would be glad that he get to see Skins game in person, especially with u.
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Old 07-07-2009, 03:44 PM   #13
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Call the Redskins ticket office at 301-276-6050 or check the link below

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This sounds like the best way to start. I wish you and your father well as these must be tough times.
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Old 07-07-2009, 04:12 PM   #14
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Ive got a 52 inch television, I don't have to worry about parking, and I can watch all the interviews after the game. I had tickets when Riggins and Theismann played.
Wow his problems fixed. Thanks for the help
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Old 07-07-2009, 04:21 PM   #15
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It is a hard road you and your family travel, D. I lost my father to cancer a few years ago. My thoughts and prayers go with you............
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