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Wow! Indiana Pacer all-star forward Paul George celebrated his new contract in rather spectacular fashion.
It appears Mr. George bought every single ticket to his alma mater's (Fresno St) season opener on November 16th.
That would be 15,695 tickets. Yes, 15,695....now free tickets to the public.
Read more from the The Business Journal (Fresno) RIGHT HERE
Bravo Mr. George. We don't know exactly how much money that adds up to, but we're pretty sure it's a lot.
George can afford the generosity. He just signed an $80 plus million dollar, 5-year contract extension with the Pacers.
And yes, that's a lot of money for anyone.
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However, George,a Fresno State alum, wanted to do something nice for his alma matter. He bought every ticket to every seat at Fresno State’s home opener on Nov. 16th and will give them...
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Many professional athletes make an effort to give back to their alma maters. Indiana Pacers forward Paul George found a very unique way to do so earlier this week. George, a former Fresno State star, bought all of the remaining tickets to the Bulldogs’ regular season home opener against Cal State Northridge on Nov. 16. […]
Like many NBA players, Paul George is giving back to his alma mater, the Fresno State Bulldogs. In an honorable gesture, the Pacers guard, who recently signed a $90 million contract extension, purchased all of the tickets to the team’s home opener on November 16 to give away to fans for free.
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Many professional athletes like to give back to their alma mater after they leave school. Paul George of the Indiana Pacers is one of those athletes.
George played his college ball at Fresno State, and he wanted to show some love to the Bulldogs fans that supported him in his time at the school. So what did he do? He decided to buy all of the tickets to Fresno...
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Former New Orleans forward David West helped Indiana spoil the home opener for the rebranded Pelicans by hitting four free throws in...
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