Sponsorship of Football Game to Raise Awareness of Opiate, Heroin Epidemic

October 25, 2019 | Athletics, Events
By Paul Helgren



The Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Program, funded by the Mental Health & Recovery Services Board of Lucas County, has partnered with Rockets Sports Properties and the Toledo football team to sponsor the Rockets’ game against Eastern Michigan Saturday, Oct. 26.

The Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Program’s sponsorship is designed to help raise awareness about the opiate and heroin epidemic that is occurring throughout Lucas County.

The Lucas County Sheriff Department’s Drug Abuse Response Team will be recognized before kickoff and presented with the game ball.

Literature about opiate and heroin abuse prevention and available services will be distributed from vendor tables at Fan Fest before the game.

The Rockets and the Eagles will play at 3:30 p.m.

Tickets are still available. Full-time UToledo employees and retirees may purchase two tickets at half-price. Additional tickets may be purchased at the full price. UToledo students are admitted to home games free with ID. To purchase tickets, stop by the UT Athletic Ticket Office, located in the Sullivan Athletic Complex at Savage Arena, go to the Toledo Football Ticket Central Website, or call 419.530.GOLD (4653).

For more information about the fight to prevent opiate and heroin abuse, contact the Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Program Lucas County at 419.255.4444.