Nebraska Announces Long-Term Commitment to Red Carpet Experience with Endowment Donation

Nebraska Athletics announced Tuesday that the red carpet experience will continue through the 2022-23 sports season and into the future. The future of the program was secured through a multi-year gift from the Fred and Sally Bekins Foundation and the continued generosity of many donors across the state.

The Red Carpet Experience debuted at Nebraska’s 2021 home football games and provided free tickets to underserved youth across the state of Nebraska. The program expanded to several other sports in the 2021-22 season, including volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball, softball and baseball. In total, the program provided more than 4,000 free tickets to young Husker fans last season.

“The Fred and Sally Bekins Foundation is very pleased to support the Red Carpet Experience program,” said a Bekins Foundation board member. “Nebraska athletes are great role models for our young people and experiencing a game day at Lincoln is something everyone should be able to enjoy. We hope others will join us in helping support this program and donating. to all Nebraskas the opportunity to cheer on the Huskers.”

The Red Carpet Experience program offers underserved Husker fans the opportunity to experience game day in Nebraska and experience the excitement of Husker sporting events.

“The red carpet experience epitomizes the generosity of Husker Nation,” said Dr. Lawrence Chatters, Nebraska AD Executive Assistant for Strategic Initiatives. “I was fortunate to help build this program and it has touched many lives, including those of our student-athletes and staff. We are all better off when more people can have access to Husker Nation. “

Red Carpet Experience Information

  • For the 2022 football season, the Red Carpet Experience will provide 250 tickets for all home games other than the Sept. 17 game against Oklahoma.
  • 100 tickets will be available for Nebraska volleyball’s Red-White Scrimmage on August 20.
  • Tickets will also be available for select men’s and women’s basketball, baseball and softball competitions through the Red Carpet Experience. These selected games will be announced at a later date.
  • Per NCAA recruiting rules, high school and college students may only participate in the Red Carpet Experience if they participate as a member of a bona fide, non-athletic related youth organization that includes elementary and/or middle school students. .
  • Nonprofits and other community organizations interested in getting involved and gaining access to the red carpet experience should contact Dr. Lawrence Chatters at [email protected]
  • For more information on this initiative, visit

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