BOCA RATON, Fla. - Florida Atlantic University has announced two special ticket deals in conjunction with the start of the 2016 Summer Games in Rio. These special promotion were created to spotlight the student-athletes representing FAU.
The first ticket deal is our FAU '16 deal, which includes one voucher to attend a men's and women's soccer game, a volleyball match, a men's and women's basketball game, as well as baseball and softball game of your choice, all for only $16. That includes 7 sporting events for just $16.
Our second plan is the FAU Go4Gold Pack, which includes four vouchers (in honor of the four Olympic sports in which FAU athletes have competed) to each of the seven sports and is just $36 total.
FAU has sent 10 athletes to the Olympic Games, including current head swimming coach Lara Preacco and 2016 Olympian Manny Huertas. FAU's former Olympians include:
Swimmer - Nadia Kruger (FAU '89-'91) 1984 Olympics
Swimmer - Laurence Bensimon (FAU 1987) - 1984 Olympics
Swimmer - Noemi Lung (FAU `90 - '92): 1988 Olympics where she was a silver and bronze medalist, also swam in the 1992 Olympics
Swimmer - Lara Preacco (FAU '94-'98) - 1996 Olympics
Swimmer - Oliver Agh (FAU '95 - '99): 1992 and 1996 Olympics
Swimmer - Bela Szabados (FAU '95-'97): 1992 and 1996 Olympics
Swimmer - Marina Mulyayeva (FAU ` ): 2000, 2004, 2008 Olympics
Cross Country - Manny Huerta (FAU '02 - '04): 2012 and 2016 Olympics (Triathlon)
Basketball - Brittney Bowe (FAU '06 - '10): 2014 Winter Olympics (Speed Skating)
Basketball - Yolanda Griffith (FAU '92 -`93): 2000 and 2004 Olympics
*Beach Volleyball assistant coach Steve Grotowski played in the 2012 Olympics.
We encourage fans to take advantage of these great specials on sale throughout the duration of the Rio Games. Considering these former Owl Olympians, you never know when you will be watching the next Olympic athlete! These outstanding packages are now on sale and can be purchased by calling 1-866-FAU-OWLS.