I get really excited when I see grass roots efforts to promote wrestling.
Sunday, Jan 31, The University of Iowa is having "Family 4-pack Night" for the Michigan State meet - 4 tickets, 4 sodas and 4 hot dogs for $35. An Iowa fan has decided to use this package to introduce potential new fans to the sport. Here's an email she recently sent her co-workers.
"Subject: An offer you can (but shouldn't) refuse
You all know that I am a wrestling fan. Most of you probably wonder why. To try to answer that question, I am inviting you to attend the Jan. 31 meet against Michigan State as my guest (spouses, partners, and kids also welcome). This offer includes a ticket to the meet, a soda, and a hot dog (if you indulge in such foodstuffs), as well as answers to all your questions about what?s happening down there on the mat (n.b. They may not be the correct answers, but they will be answers).
When: 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31
Who: Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Michigan State Spartans
Where: Carver-Hawkeye Arena
Why: Where else will you have the opportunity this year to root for a team of defending national champions?
RSVP: by January 20 to Julia"
So far she's had 6 takers who will be attending their first meet. Well done.