The Colorado Buffaloes are honoring some of their youngest fans on their football season tickets this year.

CU recently unveiled its season tickets for its six home games at Folsom Field, and each one features a different drawing from patients at Children's Hospital Colorado.

The six winners were selected from an art contest at Children's.

"As we were going through design ideas for this year's football season tickets, we were looking for ways to creatively connect the Buffs football experience to our fans and community, and what better way is there than through the eyes of children," Matt Biggers, chief marketing officer/associate AD external affairs for the Buffaloes, said in a press release.

"To take it a step further, we quickly thought of involving our great partner, Children's Hospital Colorado, to ask the children they are involved with to be the ones to submit their artwork. We were excited that they loved the idea and we were able to move forward creating this fun contest for their patients. What we got back from all of these children exceeded our expectations and we are thrilled that their contributions have made our ticket designs for this season so special."

A total of 25 drawings were submitted, with six chosen to be highlighted on the tickets. At each home game, CU will highlight the child who drew the artwork for that day's ticket.


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"We are so appreciative of the opportunity for our patients to engage with CU Athletics in this way," said Christy Dobson, director of corporate and community relations at Children's Hospital Colorado. "The kids had a wonderful time creating their designs and the winners are so proud to have their art in front of thousands of CU fans."

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