Philadelphia PA – The City of Philadelphia has released the names of those who received tickets to the Mayor’s Box from July 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016.
During this period, 1,685 tickets were distributed, 956 (57%) of which were for events in the Mayor’s Box were distributed to children from recreation centers, nonprofits, schools and other community groups who attended Wells Fargo Center, Citizens Bank Park and Lincoln Financial Field events.
In total, $147,850 was raised during this period through the sale of tickets to benefit the non-profit Fund for the School District of Philadelphia. This includes $47,850 from the sale of Eagles tickets through an agreement made with the Eagles. The agreement allows the City to sub-license tickets for Eagles games and concerts at Lincoln Financial Field for the benefit of a non-profit organization. $100,000 was also generated from an agreement announced in December of 2016, with the Wells Fargo Center. Under the terms of that three-year agreement, Comcast Spectacor will pay the City an annual fee of $100,000 whether or not Comcast Spectacor resells the suite for Flyers games and Sixers games, plus a percentage of sales for special events to be paid in September of each year.
This represents a continuation of fulfillment of Mayor Kenney’s pledge to sell Mayor’s Box tickets for additional revenue for the children of the City. These funds are dedicated to the “Right Books Early Literacy Program,” a program of the Fund for the School District of Philadelphia that purchases classroom instructional books for children in grades K-3 so they’re reading at grade level.