With a little luck, two football fans can win a trip to Dublin, Ireland from Dublin, Ohio native
The Chiefs quarterback is raffling off two tickets to watch his alma mater, Notre Dame, take on Navy in their season opener on Saturday, Sept. 1. The game will be played at Aviva Stadium in Dublin and will be the first Fighting Irish/Midshipmen contest held in Ireland since 1996.
Each $25 raffle ticket purchased at www.NDinIreland.com will directly benefit Quinn’s 3rd and Goal Foundation, which assists U.S. veterans facing homelessness and disability. The foundation partners with homeless shelters in the Greater Columbus, OH. and South Bend, Ind. regions and also helps veterans that need home improvements due to disabilities or difficult living environments.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that over 200,000 U.S. veterans experience some form of homelessness each year. Quinn, the son of a Vietnam veteran, said he created the 3rd and Long Foundation to break that cycle.
“There are a large percentage of homeless vets in central Ohio, where I’m from,” said Quinn. “We want to help them with that so they can get a job and get back up on their feet.”
Each raffle ticket sold will help Quinn’s foundation do just that, while giving fans a football experience that hasn’t happened in 16 years. In addition to the two tickets for the game, the raffle winner will also receive a $2500 voucher for airfare, hotel accommodations, round-trip airport transfers, transportation, and much more.
Quinn, who played in London’s Wembley Stadium in 2010 as a member of the Denver Broncos, said attending a football game abroad is a can’t-miss experience.
“That experience playing overseas in a different culture was incredible,” said Quinn. “I’m hoping the NFL will continue to do that with some of their big games, but I think it can catch on with the college game too. And it’s all for a good cause.”