Donate Frequent Flier Miles To DU Students

We have several University of Denver students who would love to attend the Final Four Lacrosse Championships in Baltimore.  They are students who have played in the band or have contributed significantly to school spirit at DU.

If you have 25,000 miles on United or a major airline and would like to sponsor a student's airfare, email DG and we'll link you up.  They'll make a lot of noise in Baltimore and represent DU proudly.

LetsGoDU will sponsor their hotel.

Email: dggoddard@aol.com

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm a old guy that works for a living. I cannot go to DU because I work. I buy 2 season tickets every year in the Crimson Club. Message to the students: GET A JOB and BUY YOUR OWN TICKETS!!! or ask rich mommy and daddy

dggoddard said...

Having collegiate sporting events without the students attending would be a pretty lame atmosphere.

Always important to remember that not every student at DU is rich and that many receive financial aid.

Some people have lots of miles and might like to make a donation. Its up to them.

Almost every major school would be sending the band, cheerleaders and mascot. DU won't.

That's too bad.

Anonymous said...

1.18-It's gotta suck to be that bitter. I really wish I had the miles to donate now.

Anonymous said...

I really wish I had a job, but despite excelling at my DU education, it's not quite so easy these days. Believe me, if I could GET A JOB, I would!

Anonymous said...

hmmm...I was hoping a DU student could pay for MY way. :) A nice idea, DG. But I don't think that you're going to get many alums to donate frequent flier miles if we don't know anything about the recipient of those miles. I, for one, will not be donating my hard-earned miles to a kid that doesn't have the requisite need!

DUcub2611 said...

why is every one so cynical. At a time when we should be supporting each other and celebrating the growth of our lacrosse team, all I read is the negativity of some of our alums.

If you are fortunate enough and can donate your miles to a DU student, I can tell you one thing about the recipient. He/she will be incredibly grateful to enjoy this experience, and will make the most of it by representing DU in a classy manner and by cheering on the Pioneers.

In these few moments, we have an opportunity to connect the alumni with the current students, and with this we can share the Pioneer experience.

Staff said...

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Anonymous said...

DUcub: I share your enthusiasm, and didn't mean to be a wet blanket. But I think you'd agree, that donating miles to a kid whose parents would pay for the trip anyway would be kind of a waste. It would seem more worthwhile to donate miles so the pep band, cheerleaders or the guy beneath the Boone costume could attend.

Anonymous said...

Go old school and road trip it.

dggoddard said...

Anyone who donates miles will have full disclosure on the DU student recipients. These kids are deserving.

Anonymous said...

This event falls right in the middle of final exams, so student turnout will be quite limited.

Anonymous said...

1:18: If you're not interested, don't do it. Stop bitching and trying to convince people that might be interested in donating out of it. WTF is wrong with you?

Also, you claim that you can't attend DU because you work. Really? I know a few people that have worked (full time at a "real" job) and completed their degrees at DU. Not only are you grumpy, but you're full of shit too.

Lee said...

I am a senior at DU, and already have a flight and ticket to the game, I had a friend who thought that we could stay at with their cousin in Baltimore. Was wondering if there is anyway you could help me and my buddy get a hotel room in Baltimore?

Anonymous said...

Lee I am a fellow senior too. I was able to get the special rate for the Lacrosse fans section our room is fifty bucks a person a night so its expensive but not awful. Check out the NCAA Lacrosse page and they have the deals there for hotel rooms.

Lee said...

Could you just send me that link?

Anonymous said...

http://www.ncaa.com/championships/lacrosse-men/d1

It is under the city info link. Theres a hotel link and you click that, enter that you are a lacrosse fan and there ya go. :)

Aluuum said...

Just a little heads up for you two seniors. If you are walking around Baltimore at night pay attention to where you go. Fifty bucks a night for a room makes me wonder where the hotel is . I lived close to Baltimore years ago. it's a nice town mostly, but can be "unpleasent" if you stray in the wrong places.

Anonymous said...

Aluuum, I'm staying at the Balitmore Renaissance Hotel, I thought that looked like a pretty nice one since its owned by Marriot and is close to the Harbour. I understand your reservations and thanks for the advice! Theres four of us in a room so it ends up being around 200 a night, but we think its worth it to cheer on the DU lax team as an eraly graduation gift. Go Pios!

Anonymous said...

Correction Baltimore... Sorry about the spelling.

dggoddard said...

I would caution DU fans to be very, very careful in Baltimore. This isn't LoDo.

Take taxis at night. Be very aware.

Anonymous said...

i would caution all you du boys, err girls, to hold on to your purses tightly. LOL...what a bunch of wusses...only jackasses with no street smarts get jacked (oh wait, I'm dealing with du fans, so street smarts are out...). Be very, very careful on the mean streets of the inner city.

Anonymous said...

"It's Baltimore, gentlemen. The gods will not save you."

dggoddard said...

Baltimore just named the 8th most dangerous city in America.

http://247wallst.com/2011/05/24/the-most-dangerous-cities-in-america/2/

"Baltimore had the eighth-highest rate of violent crime per capita in 2010 among cities with 100,000 or more residents, and the second-highest east of the Mississippi. The number of violent crimes has dropped slightly in the past year – from 9,600 to 9,300 – but the Maryland city has some of the worst rates of dangerous offenses in the country. This includes the tenth-worst aggravated assault rate – and the fourth-worst murder rate in the country."