Calling All Bulldogs

Yale Football Team Thanks Season Ticket Holders

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Approximately 90 members of the Yale football team worked their phones last night to call all season ticket holders and thank them for supporting the Bulldogs.

The 450 calls took 20 minutes. Jeremy Makins, Yale's Director of Ticket Operations, had asked Tom Williams, the Joel E. Smilow'54 Head Coach of Yale Football, for 15 or 20 players to make the calls. The Yale head coach told Makins that the players do everything as a team, so every available Eli took part.

The players, mostly using their own cell phones, identified themselves (name, class year, position) and talked about the 2009 season.

Williams, who was traveling to an event last night at the Yale Club of Boston, wanted to make the first few calls himself from the road. He was pleasantly surprised to find that one of the season ticket holders he called was headed for the same event.

"This was a great way to make season ticket holders feel closer to the team," said Makins, who arranged this first-ever Yale team thank you call event.  

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