CommUniverCity, San Jose State Athletics & PG&E Team Up For Football Home Opener

Sept. 7, 2016

For the second consecutive year, the collaboration by CommUniverCity, San Jose State University Athletics and Pacific Gas & Electric can lead to free tickets cheering on the Spartan football team in their home opener.

Under-served local residents and their children can watch San Jose State host Portland State, Saturday, September 10, at 1:30 p.m. in CEFCU Stadium -- Home of the Spartans, located on 7th Street between Humboldt and Alma Avenue near downtown San Jose for free.

"CommUniverCity San José believes everyone deserves to live in vibrant, healthy and engaged communities. We are pleased to partner with San José State's football program and anticipate another great day of community engagement," says Dayana Salazar, executive director of CommUniverCity San José.

"This is a very beneficial partnership for San José State and the community. Last year's turnout met our expectations and we are looking forward to a bigger turnout this year, especially with our team playing on a Saturday afternoon," says Blake Sasaki, a senior associate athletics director for external relations at San José State. "These are the type of partnerships that fulfill our mission to serve our local community."

CommUniverCity San José's mission is to build community by engaging residents and students in community-engaged learning projects that accomplish neighborhood goals. CommUniverCity's projects provide life-long learning opportunities for residents of all ages and strengthen the community's capacity to bring about vibrant, healthy and engaged neighborhoods. For many, the September 10 football game will be the first time for a family to watch a college football contest.


 

 

"PG&E is pleased to support CommUniverCity and San José State again in this wonderful partnership at the Spartans' home opener. This truly is a `win-win' for everybody," says Karla Lomax, public affairs manager for Pacific Gas & Electric.

Complimentary tickets from the CommUniverCity San José, San José State Athletics and PG&E collaboration are available by emailing CommUniverCity's Special Education Programs Manager Elizabeth Figueroa at Elizabeth@cusj.org.