Earlier this week, the Flyers ran a promotion offering free tickets to fans who got vaccinated at the season finale.
Now the Sixers are doing something similar:
We’re giving away 500 tickets for Sunday’s game to fans who get vaccinated on Saturday at one of the locations below.
📍 Tickets are first come, first serve! pic.twitter.com/jnt0oKFStx
— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) May 13, 2021
You see all of these incentives to get vaccinated. Free beer. Free tickets. Free blah blah. Maybe we all should have waited and then selected our compensation from a buffet of options.
That’s the Negadelphia take – the idea that we’re now bribing people to get a vaccine that was already free. The Posidelphia take is that the Sixers are encouraging folks at two North Philadelphia locations to get the shot. Whatever it takes to beat COVID-19 and move on forever.
For some background, the Black Doctor’s Consortium has been doing fantastic work in the city limits, testing and vaccinating in African-American neighborhoods that might not necessarily have access to what they need. Esperanza, meantime, opened a large vaccination center in Hunting Park, which is serving the largely-Hispanic communities up that way.
Good stuff all around. Here’s a chance to get the vaccine and go down and see your #1 seed Philadelphia 76ers, who just need one more win to clinch.