Earlier this year, we introduced you to Jason Martin, A-State's Permanently Helmeted Associate Athletic Director who pledged to wear an Arkansas State football helmet until A-State Football sold 10,000 season tickets (about 1,500 more than the previous record) by the end of August. Alas, ticket sales fell short.
Free at last. What a crazy incrdble journey it's been! Record season tix sales, record revenue.Lets finish strong to 9/12! #FollowTheHelmet— Jason Martin (@JasonMartinASU) September 1, 2015
But the A-State Athletic Department refused to allow Jason's heroic efforts to be in vain. August may have ended, but the quest for 10,000 season ticket sales continued, led by Red Wolves Athletic Director, Terry Mohajir.
On Friday, the countdown to 10,000 season tickets began.
36...— Jason Martin (@JasonMartinASU) September 11, 2015
Inspired, Red Wolves stepped up in amazingly generous ways.
And this kid was the beneficiary of David's philanthropy!
But there was still work do do!
6...— Jason Martin (@JasonMartinASU) September 11, 2015
So then the Big Guy stepped in and stepped up.
And then Coach Anderson gave the tickets away!
Giving away #9,999 & 10,000 Season Tickets TODAY. Throwing out autographed football at 5:45pm during Downtown Pep Rally... CATCH IT & WIN!— Blake Anderson (@CHbanderson) September 11, 2015
But even that's not enough for Jason Martin, who's wife is probably still peeved about that helmet stunt.
-21... :-)— Jason Martin (@JasonMartinASU) September 11, 2015
Thanks, Jason Martin, for your heroic efforts. A proud Arkansas State Nation salutes you.