Priority Points

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Priority Points
KEY DATES:

• MARCH 1
Ranking for FB seating & parking

• JUNE 15
Ranking for MBB seating & parking

• NOVEMBER 30
Ranking for bowl game

• DECEMBER 31
Ranking for basketball postseason

The K-State Athletics Priority Point system was created to more equitably serve Ahearn Fund members. Priority Point rank helps determine season ticket placement and the distribution of tickets to high-demand events such as bowl games, Big 12 Championships and NCAA Tournaments. Additionally, Priority Point ranking is used for parking and seating upgrades for season tickets and other special events.

Priority Points are rewarded as follows:

3 Points per $100 of gifts to the Ahearn Fund (GIK included)
and Capital Project gifts since 2010
Annual gifts include Ahearn, Ahearn-Football, Ahearn-Men's Basketball

2 Points per $100 of gifts to the Ahearn Fund from 2000-2009

2 Points per $100 of restricted gifts to the Ahearn Fund
Restricted gifts include Golden Cats, Diamond Cats, Legends Membership

1 Point per season ticket
Football, Volleyball, Men’s & Women’s Basketball, Baseball

*Point totals reset to zero if an account becomes inactive. Accounts become inactive if a gift is not recieved and season tickets are not renewed for one fiscal year. Ahearn Fund fiscal year runs from July 1-June 30.

Calculate Your Points!

The Ahearn Fund Point Calculator allows members and supporters to easily calculate their point totals and rankings and gauge their current standing or potential increases. The calculator is based on three options:

  • What would my points, rank, and lifetime giving be if I donated a certain amount?
  • How much do I need to donate to reach a certain ranking?
  • How much do I need to donate to have a certain number of points?

Ahearn Fund points are used to determine priority order for season ticket and postseason ticket seat locations.
Below are step-by-step instructions to utilize this new feature.

  • Log into your online Ahearn Fund account
  • If you are new to AhearnFund.com, use your email address on file with the Ahearn Fund to set up your account. Don’t know which email address you have on file? Request changes online or call the Ahearn Fund hotline at 888-232-9074.
  • Click on the “What’s Your Score” icon.

Knowing Where You Rank

Your Priority Point ranking is listed on your annual Ahearn Fund Membership Renewal form. Your ranking is shown as it relates to the total number of active Ahearn Fund members. You can also access your ranking and a breakdown of your points by logging into your Ahearn Fund account.

Example of Priority Points in Action

2012 AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic

It was certainly an exciting 2012 season in Bill Snyder Family Stadium, culminating with a second Big 12 Championship and a trip to the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl! As the Wildcats wrapped up another tremendous year and first 11-win season since 2003, members of the Ahearn Fund were able to request tickets to potential bowl destinations for the Wildcats. Once the Fiesta Bowl committee announced K-State was to play in the 42nd annual Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Classic at the University of Phoenix Stadium, the Ahearn Fund and ticket office staff cooperatively contacted those individuals who had requested tickets, as quickly as possible.

In an effort to accommodate the record number of fans who pre-ordered tickets through the K-State Athletic Ticket Office, K-State Athletics worked with the Fiesta Bowl and the University of Oregon to secure additional seats. In total, K-State fans purchased over 22,000 tickets from the K-State Athletic Ticket Office and many more secured tickets through additional outlets.

Those Ahearn Fund members with the highest Priority Point totals as of November 30, 2012 were the first to be assigned seats. Additionally, higher ranked members were assigned tickets in the premium seat locations of the University of Phoenix Stadium, however all K-State fans who pre-ordered tickets through the K-State Athletic Ticket Office did receive tickets.

Of the members that requested tickets to the Fiesta Bowl, those with more than 2,620 Priority Points were seated in club seats of the stadium. Ahearn Fund members with points ranging from 565 to 2,100 were seated in the lower-level (non-club, lower bowl sideline seats) of the stadium. All Ahearn Fund members who requested tickets prior to the November 30 deadline were seated in K-State's allotment. Any non-members who requested tickets after the deadline did not receive tickets through K-State's allotment.

It is our goal to provide a positive, family-oriented experience for all our fans when travelling to bowl games and each year we strive to better serve you. If you have any suggestions or concerns, we can be reached via phone at 888-232-9074, or email at ahearnfund@kstatesports.com.

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