When Kyle and I sat down with Scott O’Neil to talk about the business side of the Sixers, the toll all of these losses take, and the in-arena experience, O’Neil mentioned wanting to give back to the fans who show up to watch what is unquestionably a bad basketball team (my words, not his). And Monday night, they will give back if you give back… an entire box of macaroni and cheese.
The Sixers are hosting … you know what? I can’t even type these words myself, here’s what the press release says:
The Philadelphia 76ers today announced details for the first-ever macaroni & cheese drive, taking place on “Mac & Cheese Monday,” November 24 when they host the Portland Trail Blazers at 7:00 p.m. to benefit regional food bank Philabundance.
Fans in attendance are encouraged to bring one or more boxes of macaroni and cheese – one of Philabundance’s the most needed food items – to the game, and will be asked to use them as noisemakers for the first half of the game. At halftime, bins will be available on the concourse for fans to drop off their donations.
Fans who donate will receive a voucher for two tickets to an upcoming 2014-15 Sixers home game.
Please, please, please do not use the mac and cheese boxes as noisemakers. Donate food? Yes. Get free tickets in exchange? Sure. Shake boxes of mac and cheese around like this is some post-apocalyptic world where mac and cheese is currency and you’re placing a bet on a cock fight? Hell no.