By CHRISTINA DIABO
While many universities just offer free admission for students to attend their sporting events, Lynn Athetics steps up its game by ofering prizes to students by simply scanning their school ID when attending any event.
A few years ago, the Athletics Department started the Fighting Knights rewards program that offers several types of prizes to students that attend home games. Each time a student attends a home game, they should stop by the Fighting Knights Marketing tent and check in with their Lynn credentials.
By doing so, the student can begin to rack up points that they can then use to redeem prizes for the student. “The first time you go to a game, you get a Lynn t-shirt,” said Javier Lopez-Mochon, athletics marketing assistant.
Many students who have been attending this year’s games are already contending for the next few prizes. When a student hits a certain threshold, they are eligible for the prize correlating to the amount of points earned. The second prize for this year is a tumbler and already, many students are getting close to winning the reward.
“[At] the end of the year, the people with the most points fight for three prizes, which are a scooter from Boca Scooters, a custom paddle board from Bogaert Boards and a pair of Beats headphones,” said Mochon. “We try to make [the students] have the best experience [at each game].”
Not only does Lynn offer prizes just for attending the games, but also for participating in halftime activities that take place. During halftime, students who sign up can try to win a gift card for local restaurants such as Pizza Hut, Duffy’s Sports Grille, Chick Fil-A and Jamba Juice, simply by throwing a ball; the person who gets closest to the sign will win that gift card to that specific location.
“It’s a great activity and [these activities] are the things that college students look forward to while attending sporting events,” said Morgan Garrison, sophomore. So make a point of attending each sporting event that one can—it might just pay off.