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SMU Meadows Museum and Athletics offering free admission to hurricane victims

September 1, 2017

SMU is offering those displaced by Hurricane Harvey free tickets to Saturday's football game and to the nearby Meadows Museum.

For those who are in Dallas due to Hurricane Harvey, please know you are welcome to visit the Meadows Museum for free through September 30. Show a photo ID from one of the affected counties at the box office for free admission for you and up to seven family members. It is the museum's hope that an hour within the museum will provide a moment of peace and take your mind off the tragedy back home. Click here for further details: https://meadowsmuseumdallas.org/visit-us/general-information/

In addition, SMU Athletics is offering free tickets and concession vouchers for Saturday's 6 p.m. season opener against Stephen F. Austin at Ford Stadium.

Those affected by the storm can contact the SMU Ticket Office at 214-SMU-GAME or use this online form and request tickets and vouchers good for admission, a hot dog, chips and a soda.

Mustang fans can also donate to the American Red Cross at www.redcross.org/donate or by calling 1-800-HELP-NOW. To make an immediate $10 donation, fans may text 'HARVEY' to 90999.

The SMU football home opener on Saturday, Sept. 2, will also be a "Salute To Our Heroes" game, serving as a tribute to all active military members and veterans.

With the assistance of the George W. Bush Institute, SMU Athletics hopes to help educate the public and bring awareness to the issues that veterans face while in transition to civilian life. SMU Athletics will also work with on-campus veterans group MilVets to honor SMU student veterans throughout the game.

Fans can enjoy a free pregame Salute To Our Heroes concert in Doak Walker Plaza starting at 4:30 p.m. featuring Texas country artist Zach Coffey. Other pregame activities will include a color guard for the presentation of arms, while halftime entertainment will include a tribute performance by the SMU Mustang Band. The first 5,000 fans to enter Ford Stadium will receive Salute To Our Heroes white-out branded thunder sticks, and all fans are encouraged to wear white.

Single-game tickets and ticket packages are available, and fans can also purchase season tickets for as little as $99. For Mustang ticket information, call the Athletics Department Ticket Office at (214) SMU-GAME (768-4263) or purchase tickets online here.

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