StubHub , the world’s largest ticket marketplace, has launched its “Tickets for Trees” program, an effort to plant a tree for every ticket purchased on StubHub for the 2008-09 NFL post-season. With the Carolina Panthers hosting at least one game in the playoffs by virtue of their division crown, StubHub, in partnership with the National Forest Foundation (NFF), today announced that all tickets purchased for the Panthers playoff games will benefit the National Forests of North Carolina.
With the Panthers set to host an NFC Divisional Game next week, StubHub will plant a tree in the National Forests of North Carolina for each ticket purchased through StubHub for that event and a potential NFC Championship Game at Bank of America Stadium. The National Forests of North Carolina are made up of the Nantahala, Pisgah, Croatan and Uwharrie National Forests. Between ticket purchases and individual donations, StubHub expects to plant several thousand trees in the National Forests of North Carolina and tens of thousands of trees nationwide in 2009.
Support Your Carolina Panthers and Your Environment.
More information on StubHub’s “Tickets for Trees” initiative can be found on StubHub.com/TicketsForTrees , as well as NationalForests.org . Fans have two ways to participate:
1. Buy a Carolina Panthers NFL Playoff or Super Bowl XLIII ticket on StubHub.
2. Donate directly to the National Forest Foundation in the name of the Carolina Panthers
The National Forest Foundation is the only conservation organization focused on addressing the challenges that face National Forests and Grasslands across the country. As a non-profit partner of the U.S. Forest Service, the NFF supports community-based and national programs that promote the health and public enjoyment of the National Forest System.
Currently, the U.S. Forest Service estimates that approximately 2 million acres of National Forests need to be restored, but that number continues to grow. Reforestation becomes that much more important because of the wide ranging benefits — trees produce oxygen, absorb carbon dioxide, provide homes for wildlife, and filter clean water for all of us to drink. Planting trees is one of the easiest and most-cost effective ways to achieve all these things. For example, 30,000 newly planted trees would sequester more than 15,000 tons of carbon, significantly reducing the buildup of greenhouse gas in the atmosphere and slowing the rate of climate change.
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, Chicago Bears and the University of Southern California along with nearly 60 teams in the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and NCAA complemented with music artists like Madonna and companies such as ESPN and American Express.
StubHub is an eBay company (NASDAQ: EBAY). For more information on StubHub, visit www.stubhub.com