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the children of yost
Student ticket holders just got this email:
Welcome back to campus, we hope you had a great summer! Thanks for signing up for your Hockey Student Season Tickets and making the student section at Yost Ice Arena the best in college hockey! The season will be here before you know it, the first game is Tuesday, October 9 vs. Windsor at 7:35 p.m. and with that in mind, we wanted to share with you some important news, dates and updates to your season tickets for this season:New and most importantly this year is the fact that your Michigan Hockey Tickets will be on your MCards. Similar to the basketball student ticketing process, all hockey Student Tickets will be first come, first serve seating in the student sections (no pre-reserved seating or printed season tickets will be used). This change was made to make it more convenient for you, and to create an early exciting atmosphere at Yost. Just show up to the games where you will swipe your MCard and ticket takers will give you a ticket voucher for a student section seat. Make sure to get there early to get the best seats!With the tickets on your MCard, you can now easily and electronically transfer your tickets to someone else if you're unable to make a game. Use of the ticket is free for other UM students (MCard student ID must be presented with ticket at game), and if you transfer your ticket to a non-student they must pay a $20 validation fee at Yost to gain admittance. Transferred tickets will be emailed to the recipient as a pdf Print at Home ticket. Transfer instructions will be sent to you in late September.Yost Ice Arena has been renovated! The new changes include:New bench seating on the east, west and south sides of the arenaReplacing the historic Yost windows to allow natural light into the facilityImprovements in the audio capabilities within Yost through cutting edge technologyUpgraded concession stands and concourseWe hope to open up Yost before October 9th for you to see these changes for yourself and once we have solidified a date, we will let you know.We will update you on when and where you can pick up your FREE student section t-shirt.If you have any questions regarding your tickets, call us at 734.764.0247 or email email@example.com. Be sure to include your student ID number.Look for some more updates over the next few weeks but until then, thanks again for being a season ticket holder and Go Blue!
EDIT: Thanks to our amazing donors, including a generous Mr. Aaron Ward, our goal has been reached! Thanks to everyone who contributed, we will keep you posted on the status of the flags!
If you've been to Yost Ice Arena for a Michigan hockey game in the past two years, you're probably familiar with the student sections' giant Swedish and Texan flags. Next season, we plan on adding two more giant flags to our arsenal, and we would greatly appreciate your support in our fundraising efforts.
Because we are not, and never will be, a University-sponsored student group, we cannot seek funds through the Student Activities Fund. We are very grateful to the Eckert family, who handmade the Swedish flag and donated the Texas flag, but now we seek support from the entire Michigan family for these next two flags.
Below (in the first comment) is a link to our Paypal account. Our fundraising goal is $600, which will cover both flags (one of which will be a custom design) and shipping. We had issues setting up on Kickstarter and Indiegogo, so we're just going to keep it simple with a Paypal account. We'll keep you posted on our progress via @ChildrenOfYost on the Twitters.
Thank you, and Go Blue!
If you will be sitting in the student section at Yost next year, please take the following survey regarding becoming a recognized student organization if you haven't already: http://bit.ly/gXwRa2
More information, including obvious pros/cons, is listed on the survey:
Recently, the Maize Rage contacted the curators of the @childrenofyost twitter encouraging us to register as an official student organization and get a table next to them at Festifall. We know that we cannot make this decision on our own, and would like your input.
Possibility of University funded trips to away games, tournaments, meetings with free food, etc.
Possibility of accessibility to hockey practices (Maize Rage has had the above opportunities with basketball in the past)
We may need to "clean up our act" to enjoy the benefits of a recognized student group
We would have to be much more organized: electing a governing body, etc. We would ALL have to be much more involved (we're looking at you, sections not named 16 or 17).
Registering as a student group was previously attempted unsuccessfully about 2 years ago.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org before voting if you have any questions.
Please vote if you are eligible, but even if you aren't feel free to add your opinion below.
EDIT: If you're going to try to vote as a hockey player, maybe try one who's not graduating. If you are Carl, sorry Carl, you're technically not eligible to vote but we appreciate your opinion nonetheless!