Georgia Tech Football Offering Free Tickets To Hurricane Irma Evacuees

The Georgia Tech football program is offering up free tickets to those being affected by Hurricane Irma.

On Friday morning, the Yellow Jackets released a statement announcing they will offer free tickets to those who were forced to evacuate their homes as the Category 4 hurricane barrels towards Florida.

Georgia Tech is playing its home opener against Jacksonville State on Saturday afternoon.

“As a former resident of both Houston and Florida, my wife, Karen, and I personally have a lot of friends, former student-athletes and former colleagues in both areas and have been following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma closely. We have the deepest sympathy for everyone who has been affected by the storms,” said director of athletics Todd Stansbury in a statement.

“Our hope is that a day of family fun and great college football can be a much-needed distraction for families displaced by Irma. Additionally, Georgia Tech athletics will be looking to help those affected in any way that we can.”

Florida residents and those in Georgia and South Carolina who are being told to evacuate their homes can pick up tickets for themselves and members of their immediate families on Saturday morning beginning at 9:30 a.m. ET across from Gate 9 at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

To claim a free ticket, you simply need a state-issued ID and must come while supplies last.

Kickoff between Georgia Tech and Jacksonville State is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. ET on the ACC Network.

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