Sports reporter raises enough money to buy 500 kids tickets to a Duck basketball game
EUGENE, Ore. - When Matt Prehm and his two sons were injured in a car crash in February, the community - the the Oregon athletes Matt covers as a sports reporter - came to their aid.
He wanted to pay it back, so Matt started raising money to buy tickets to an Oregon basketball game for less fortunate youth.
"I thought a lot of people have gone to Matt Knight Arena, and I always bump into people that say their family hasn't been or they're going for their first time," Matt said. "That kind of surprised me so I felt like, let me help some kids that maybe haven't gone to a basketball game or don't get to go to basketball games on a regular basis."
Oregon Athletics says Matt has raised enough money to buy about 500 tickets to Saturday's game against Nebraska-Omaha.