the world's largest ticket marketplace, today announced that it is
joining forces with "How I Met Your Mother" star Alyson Hannigan to
launch a national charity program, Mom's Night Out. The program is
designed to encourage moms to take a night off with their friends to
attend one of 17 summer events ranging from baseball games to rock
concerts. A portion of proceeds from all ticket sales to the designated
events will be donated to Adopt-A-Classroom,
a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting teachers and ensuring
all children have equal access to a quality education.
StubHub Mom's Night Out spokesperson, Alyson Hannigan. www.stubhub.com/mno (Photo: Business Wire)
The program launches as StubHub reveals stats from a new consumer survey
conducted by Wakefield Research in which it found 83 percent of
Americans think being a mom is the hardest job in America. Four out of
five people (80 percent) even think it is more difficult than their own
job. The survey also discovered that nearly two out of five (37 percent)
moms haven't had a "moms' night out" in the past year. Ahead of Mother's
Day, StubHub set up the program to recognize this often hardest-working
member of the family, and to give her an opportunity to have fun with
"I know what a hard job motherhood is, and that's why I chose to get
involved in StubHub's Mom's Night Out program," said Alyson Hannigan.
"My daughter is my greatest joy, but I also know it is my responsibility
to show her that I also take time for myself. Using StubHub to find
tickets for a night out is an easy way to do this, especially when we'll
be supporting such a great cause in Adopt-A-Classroom."
Established in 1998, Adopt-A-Classroom has raised more than $14 million
on behalf of teachers across the United States. When a donor adopts a
classroom, he/she is making a tax-deductible donation directly to a
classroom and 100 percent of the funds are directed to the teacher. The
teacher then uses the donated funds to shop online from a network of
vendors that have partnered with Adopt-A-Classroom.
"It's gratifying that organizations like StubHub and notable actors such
as Alyson Hannigan recognize and want to support the work we are doing,"
said James Rosenberg, executive director, Adopt-A-Classroom. "At a time
when school districts throughout the country face shrinking budgets and
shortfalls are compounded by the ending of federal stimulus dollars, our
approach allows us to make a positive impact quickly and directly in the
classroom, where the heart of learning takes place."
In addition to donating a portion of the proceeds from Mom's Night Out
events, StubHub is also offering moms a chance to enter to win a VIP
experience for themselves and three of their friends to these events.
Moms can go to the Mom's
Night Out microsite to enter, sharing in 50-words or less and
submitting a photo to show why they deserve a Mom's Night Out. Friends
and family can also enter on behalf of a deserving mom. In select
cities, moms will kick off their night with complimentary food and
refreshments at Hard Rock Café.
"People frequently say that being a mom is the hardest and most
important job there is. Well, it's true. This year, we wanted to
recognize everything that moms do, and give them a reason to enjoy a
night out with their friends," said Danielle Maged, Head of Partnerships
and Business Development for StubHub and a proud mother of twin boys.
"We are so pleased that Alyson Hannigan has joined our efforts, and we
are also proud to help Adopt-A-Classroom, a charity that directly
benefits teachers and students."
StubHub is the "go to" source for live entertainment event tickets for
millions of fans across North America. Fans rely on StubHub to safely
and conveniently find the seats they want at the events they want to
attend. Each ticket is backed by StubHub's FanProtect Guarantee and
award-winning customer service. For instant access, StubHub.com is also
available as an iPhone or Android app. To find a complete list of
scheduled Mom's Night Out events, go to StubHub.com.
StubHub is the world's largest ticket marketplace, enabling fans to buy
and sell tickets to tens of thousands of sports, concert, theater and
other live entertainment events. StubHub reinvented the ticket resale
market in 2000 and continues to lead it through innovation. The
company's unique online marketplace, dedicated solely to tickets,
provides all fans the choice to buy or sell their tickets in a safe,
convenient and highly reliable environment. All transactions are
processed and delivered by StubHub and backed by the company's
FanProtect Guarantee(TM). Company partners include the New York Yankees,
Washington Redskins and the University of Southern California along with
nearly 60 teams in the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and NCAA, complemented with
companies such as ESPN and AOL.
StubHub is an eBay company (NASDAQ:EBAY). For more information on
StubHub, visit www.stubhub.com,
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