Spartan Football to Host Rally for 2012 Olympics!

Football to Host Major Rally at Spartan Stadium to Boost San Francisco Bay Area's Bid to Host 2012 Olympic Games! Oct 26th Game begins the festivities!

San Jose State University, San Jose, CA---San Jose State University Football to Host Major Rally at Spartan Stadium to Boost San Francisco Bay Area's Bid to Host 2012 Olympic Games.

The Oct. 26th SJSU Vs Boise State Game will become "Bay Area Rally for 2012 – Make a Difference" as Bay Area Leaders, Residents Gather to Support 2012 Bid.

San Jose State University and the Bay Area Sports Organizing Committee(BASOC) are teaming up for the "Bay Area Rally for 2012 – Make a Difference", a major event in support of the San Francisco Bay Area's bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games.

The event will be held on Saturday, October 26th beginning at noon at San Jose State's Spartan Stadium, and will include the first-place San Jose State football team hosting Boise State University in a key conference game.

With the Rally taking place just one week before the United States Olympic Committee's (USOC) selection of the 2012 U.S. Candidate City, all Bay Area residents can make a difference by filling the stands and sending a clear message to the USOC Board of Directors that the Bay Area supports the bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games and welcomes the world in 2012.

A special halftime ceremony will celebrate the Bay Area's 2012 Olympic Bid. In addition, a portion of each ticket sale will be donated to BASOC to help support the bid effort.

Bay Area Olympians will be at Spartan Stadium for pre-game festivities and a halftime show. Prior to the game, Olympians will be conducting free clinics in a variety of Olympic sports including soccer, gymnastics, fencing and judo.

An autograph signing area and hospitality tent will provide opportunities to meet and greet many past, present and future Olympians. Jump houses and a homecoming parade are just some of the other activities for fans of all ages.

The Bay Area Rally for 2012 – Make a Difference will demonstrate Bay Area residents' enthusiasm and commitment to hosting the 2012 Olympic Games.

"San Jose State University is proud to host the Bay Area Rally for 2012 – Make a Difference. As an institution for higher learning, we share the mission of the Olympic Games to build a peaceful and better world by educating youth through sport with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play" said Chuck Bell Athletic Director for San Jose State University.

"We're thrilled by the overwhelming community support and enthusiasm for our bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games," said Anne Cribbs, President & CEO of BASOC and a 1960 Olympian. "The Bay Area Rally for 2012 – Make a Difference will be a unique opportunity for the people of the South Bay and the entire region to send a message to the USOC that the Bay Area wants and welcomes the 2012 Olympic Games.

Your ticket for the San Jose State-Boise State football game includes admittance to Bay Area Rally for 2012, beginning at noon on Saturday, October 26 at Spartan Stadium.

The game starts at 2:00. San Jose State football is one of the best entertainment values in the Bay Area. A family of four can attend for only $20 and most charitable Youth groups are eligible to attend for free.

In addition, Bay Area businesses are being offered special company packages that provide discounted game tickets, parking, programs and much more at a very affordable price.

For information on how your company or youth group can attend, call Andy Sikic at 408-924-1478.

For individual and family ticket sales, contact the San Jose State University Athletic Ticket Office, call 408-924-SJTX or call Ticketmaster at 408-998-TIXS.

Remember, a portion of ticket proceeds will support BASOC's bid efforts.

In addition, anyone interested in volunteering to help support this event can send a message to:

There are many opportunities to help.

General areas of volunteer needs include:

- Event logistics ­-- specific event management and project management skills

- Event marketing and promotion --­ support spreading the word and driving ticket sales

- Corporate partnership solicitation ­ -- promoting corporate partnership opportunities to the business community as well as group ticket packages to help drive attendance

- Event execution ­-- onsite help conducting activities during the event such as clinics and other (these will be detailed over the next couple days)

Now is the time for all Spartan fans to step up, spread the word and help pack the stadium.

It's time we put attendance questions behind us.


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