‘Tis the season of giving, and spirits were high around the office leading up to Ticket Galaxy’s first annual holiday party. It was our mission to give Ticket Galaxy employees the chance to celebrate a successful year in the office while remembering the true meaning of the holidays: giving back.
Roughly two weeks prior to the party, employees were urged to bring in canned or non-perishable food items that would then be donated to our local food bank, Hands On Hartford. Before we knew it, our office was overflowing with donations.
When it was time to make the delivery to Hands On Hartford, we showed up with a utility van full of items. The donated items totaled to weigh over 780 LBS! Without the help of our generous employees, this would not have been possible, so thank you to everyone who helped us bring joy to families within our community.
Have a happy holiday – we look forward to more opportunities like this in the New Year.
Written by: Tara
Ticket Galaxy has announced the launch of an ultimate event experience giveaway called Galaxy’s Stars. Starting September 25th fans can enter to win the ultimate event experiences, from free tickets to VIP treatments and one-of-a-kind moments.
A Day with the Harlem Globetrotters: Four VIP tickets to the 2018 tour, a pre-game ‘magic pass’ which includes the ability to shoot hoops, learn tricks, get autographs and take photos with the Harlem Globetrotter stars, and a special in-game experience that gets you on the floor where all the action takes place.
College Football Bucket List: Two premium tickets to the Capital One Orange Bowl on December 30, 2017, access to the VIP pre-game party and on-field sideline access prior to kickoff.
Race Weekend VIP: Tickets to the 2017 Ticket Galaxy 200 fall race weekend at Phoenix Raceway from November 10th – 12th. An exclusive invitation to the NASCAR XFINITY Series pre-race drivers-only meeting, on-track access during driver introduction ceremony, on-stage presence during the victory lane celebration and pace car rides around the track.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Tournaments: Two all-session tickets to a Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Tournament at Mohegan Sun (this could include Tip-Off Tournament, Women/s Holiday Showcase, or Men’s Holiday Showcase) and participation during an in-game promotion with a chance to win free tickets for a year from Ticket Galaxy.
These exclusive packages were created through current sponsorships and partnerships with Ticket Galaxy.
“Ticket Galaxy is thrilled to offer fans a chance to win these ultimate event experiences,” concludes Steve Kobelski, President of Ticket Galaxy. “We value our partners and most importantly, our customers. We look forward to continuing to add more experiences throughout the year.”
Written by Tara
During this year’s Frontier Communications American Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament in Hartford, CT, fans were offered a special opportunity to participate in the Ticket Galaxy Tournament Challenge. Several randomly selected contestants would have the chance to win $5,000, Free Tickets for a Year or a Gift Card to TicketGalaxy.com, all through a pre-determined contest that would take place during a stoppage of play each game.
As a partner of the tournament, Ticket Galaxy was able to gain first-hand access, and interview each of their participants. Were they ready for their big moment? Did they make their shot? Well, let’s find out!
Patrick - Free Tickets for a Year
Our first featured contestant was the biggest winner of all. Patrick from Connecticut came to the tournament with his friends as a birthday gift. After being chosen from the stands to participate in the contest, Patrick shook his nerves and hit the court with full confidence. In less than 30 seconds Patrick made all three of the required shots - a layup, free throw and three pointer. His grand prize? Free tickets for a year on TicketGalaxy.com! After chatting with Patrick on what events he would choose to go to, he’s still deciding as there are a lot of difficult choices.
Justin – Gift Card
The next lucky contestant from the AAC Galaxy Giveaway was Justin from Connecticut. As a die-hard UConn fan, Justin has attended every local AAC tournament game in the past to show support for his favorite team. He was a basketball ball player growing up, so Justin was confident in his abilities to score all three shots. Low and behold Justin hit the jackpot, and ended up winning a $250 Ticket Galaxy gift card.
Logan – Participant
Finally, our concluding participant was Logan. He is a high school student who traveled all the way from New York to attend the AAC tournament on Friday, March 10th. Logan has two siblings who attend Southern Methodist University, so he was at the game to show his support, and deep rooted team spirit. Although Logan didn’t consider himself a great shooter, he made the lay-up, and free throw with ease. However, the three-pointer posed a problem for Logan, so he didn’t end up winning, but he showed gratitude, and enthusiasm during his interview.
Some of the other participants were lucky enough to try for $5,000 by scoring a half-court shot. Although none of the contestants were able to hit the shot, Ticket Galaxy certainly gives them an A for effort, and they can’t wait to partner with the AAC Tournament again in the future.
To see the video of the half court shot, Click Here.
Written by Tara
This past weekend the Professional Bull Riders:
Built Ford Tough Series opened its 2017 season
in Manhattan. For three days the toughest 8 seconds
in sports set up inside the famed, Madison Square Garden and Ticket Galaxy had a team on site to chat with fans. Allowing fans to take photos with our specially designed backdrop and enter to win tickets to a PBR event of their choice.
What went on side the arena? Jess Lockwood won the Monster Energy Buck Off taking home cash prizes and bragging rights for coming out on top in the Big Apple.
Ticket Galaxy is the Official Secondary Ticket Partner of the PBR Tour and Built Ford Tough Series.
After the trophy was debuted at the Fan Midway at Ticket Galaxy’s replica Victory Lane, Saturday saw the first ever Ticket Galaxy 200 trophy go to Kyle Busch. This victory marked his 10th win in a NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Phoenix International Raceway.
A few hours before the celebration, the day started with Arizona born, Harlem Globetrotter, Buckets entertaining drivers and fans alike with his impressive basketball skills. He would later wave the green flag to signify the start of the race. Having Buckets join in the Ticket Galaxy 200 celebration was extra special as Ticket Galaxy is the official secondary ticket partner of the Original Harlem Globetrotters.
Olympic medalist, Brady Ellison was also on-hand as the Grand Marshall to shout “Gentleman, start your engines”. After an eventful race that saw six cautions, Kyle Busch drove away with the victory.
Ticket Galaxy’s president, Steve Kobelski presented the Ticket Galaxy 200 trophy to Kyle at Victory Lane, after the celebratory “Gatorade Shower” and fireworks. Kyle and his crew donned Ticket Galaxy 200 hats as photographers snapped away.
To check out all of the photos from Ticket Galaxy's Victory Lane in the Fan Midway, Click Here.
Written by Kristen
The first ever Ticket Galaxy 200 is taking place on Saturday, November 12th at Phoenix International Raceway as part of the Xfinity Series. The Lucas Oil 150 kicks off the race weekend today and the Can-Am 500 will take place on Sunday.
Ticket Galaxy has a team on site in the Fan Midway to debut the Ticket Galaxy 200 trophy at a replica Victory Lane for fans to take photos.
For more on how the trophy design was decided, Click Here.
Aside from the photo opportunity with the trophy, Ticket Galaxy’s Victory Lane also has prize wheels offering fans opportunities to walk away with discount cards and swag items like LED wristbands and earbuds plus fans also have the chance to enter to win tickets to next year’s race!
Written by Kristen
The Professional Bull Riders took over the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas for five days for their World Finals and Ticket Galaxy was on site! Ticket Galaxy is the Official Secondary Ticket Partner of PBR Tour and Built Ford Tough Series and set up in the concourse offering those in attendance the chance to win tickets to a PBR event of their choice.
Who took home the trophy and the coveted, PBR World Champion buckle? 22 year old, Cooper Davis of Buna, Texas, he also took home a $1 million bonus.
Written by Kristen
Ticket Galaxy is a Proud Partner of UCONN Athletics and is excited to take part in the pre-game Fan Fest before the UCONN football games at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut. Located just 15 minutes away from the Ticket Galaxy offices, this pre-game event is a great way for the TG team to engage with fans as they try their hand at a round of corn-hole and take photos in our photobooth. Fans who are able to sink a shot when playing corn-hole can walk away with discount codes to TicketGalaxy.com and koozies! Those lucky enough to sink all four shots can walk away with free tickets! Fan Fest takes place before every game, so if you are there be sure to stop by!
Check out photos from Ticket Galaxy's photobooth, here.
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