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Tickets-for-Charity Starts 100-Day Countdown Clock to Nationwide Launch

The disruptive 'Fanlanthropist' technology that reinvents charitable fundraising by turning buying into giving blasts onto national stage January 15


Boston, MA, October 16, 2012 - Building on its successful pilot phase involving 10,000 pro sports and music ticket Charitable Sale events and $10 million raised for top non-profits, Tickets-for-Charity's CEO Jay Whitehead today announced the 100-day Countdown to its Nationwide Launch on January 15, 2013. The Countdown Clock is found online on Tickets-for-Charity's pre-Nationwide Launch home page http://www.ticketsforcharity.com/index.php.

Tickets-for-Charity's Nationwide Launch will be supported by 50 large corporate partners, 110 of North America's largest charities, over 50 NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL and MLS teams and hot-ticket artists including Katy Perry, Green Day, Brad Paisley, James Taylor and John Legend. The Tickets-for-Charity Nationwide Launch will be advised by leading digital marketing and consulting agency Lipman NYC.

"After Priceline.com founding team member Jord Poster invented the technology turning buying into giving, Tickets-for-Charity started a long beta test in specific markets that proved we can raise tens or hundreds of millions for charity while building a large business," said Charity Partners CEO Jay Whitehead. "By the January 15 Nationwide Launch date, Tickets-for-Charity plans on one million Members accessing tens of thousands of exclusive sports and entertainment tickets from our corporate partners, teams and tours. Tickets-for-Charity is creating the disruptive 'Fanlanthropist' habit: Spend the same or less than you spend now on tickets, get great seats, benefit great charities and get a tax deductible receipt for your contribution."

The Tickets-for-Charity pre-Nationwide Launch site is designed primarily to support the company's rapid Membership drive, toward an initial target of one million Members in January 2013. The top of the home page features an "Are You on the List?" free Membership sign-up page that allows visitors to register their email and initial location preference for tickets. Later, users will be asked for more detailed ticket preferences including live event likes and dislikes.

The Membership sign-up sits just above our "Featured Events" buttons, where you can find pre-Nationwide Launch tickets available to buy. In the middle of the page sits the "About TFC (Learn How), "TFC Impact (See What We've Done)" and "TFC on Twitter" links. These links help users understand the power of the "Fanlanthropist effect" when ticket buying becomes charitable giving.

At the bottom of the page are links for "Our Programs" (covering Tickets-for-Charity's corporate and team-and-tour-direct ticket donation and allocation programs), "Our Partners" (covering the company's network of 110 top charities), "Press Releases" (featuring recent news items from the company) and "Contact" (how to reach company representatives). These bottom links are designed to support the company's ticket Supply operations.