Volunteers needed for Butler Basketball games

Butler SportsLast year was another great year for the Butler Bulldogs at at historic Hinkle Fieldhouse.

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One of our agreements with Butler University for the year-round use of Hinkle Fieldhouse is for our club to scan tickets using ticket scanners during the men's basketball home games. The job is easy. You scan the tickets as people walk through the door. We need 12 volunteers age 18 or older from 2 hours before game time until halftime. You can then watch the second half of each game for free.

Important: Game day details have changed for the 2017-2018 season. Get the new details!

What if you sign up to work a game but find out that you won't be able to work it? Please let the point of contact know as soon as possible, preferably at least 48 hours in advance so that we can find a substitute. If you sign up for a game, it's important that you be there.

We are happy to have two different incentives again this season:

1. Volunteers who are Indy Runner members receive a $5 gift card from one of our retail partners (Athletic Annex, The Runners Forum) for each game worked.

2. Volunteers who are Indy Runner members may agree in advance to work five of the home games this basketball season. Let us know which five games you would like to work. At the end of the season, you will receive a check from Indy Runners for $50 if you work each of your requested games! Game requests are expected to go fast this year - get your five games reserved early!

Important:  You cannot receive both incentives for a single game.

Sign up here! For more information, please email Tom or call him at (317)777-2571.

 

2017-2018 Home Game Schedule

  Date Time to Be There Game Time Opponent
Saturday October 28, 2017 12:00 PM 2:00 PM Hanover College (Preseason)
Saturday November 4, 2017 5:00 PM 7:00 PM Lincoln Memorial (Preseason)
Friday November 10, 2017 5:00 PM 7:00 PM Kennesaw State
Sunday November 12, 2017 4:00 PM 6:00 PM Princeton
Saturday November 18, 2017 12:00 PM 2:00 PM Furman
Saturday December 2, 2017 12:00 PM 2:00 PM Saint Louis
Tuesday December 5, 2017 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Utah
Saturday December 9, 2017 10:00 AM 12:00 PM Youngstown State
Tuesday December 19, 2017 6:30 PM 8:30 PM Morehead State
Thursday December 21, 2017 5:00 PM 7:00 PM Western Illinois
Saturday December 30, 2017 2:00 PM 4:00 PM Villanova
Saturday January 6, 2018 12:30 PM 2:30 PM Seton Hall
Friday January 12, 2018 4:30 PM 6:30 PM Marquette
Saturday January 27, 2018 12:30 PM 2:30 PM St. John's
Saturday February 3, 2018 10:00 AM 12:00 PM DePaul
Tuesday February 6, 2018 4:30 PM 6:30 PM Xavier
Tuesday February 13, 2018 4:30 PM 6:30 PM Georgetown
Saturday February 17, 2018 10:00 AM 12:00 PM Providence
Tuesday February 20, 2018 5:00 PM 7:00 PM Creighton

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: What if I sign up in advance to work five games but find out later that I won't be able to work one of the games?
A: Please let the point of contact know as soon as possible, preferably at least 48 hours in advance so that we can find a substitute. If you sign up for a game, it's important that you be there.

Q: What does ticket-checking involve? 

A: A Butler representative will explain the procedure. It's fairly simple. You stand at your assigned gate and scan tickets using an electronic ticket scanner. There are typically at least four volunteers at each gate, with at least one experienced volunteer/teammate at the gate.

Q: Do I have to be an Indy Runner to check tickets?
A: Not at all. We welcome any and all help meeting the minimum age requirement of 18 as Indy Runners is strictly a volunteer-run organization.

Q: After doing a game for a $5 gift card, can I also volunteer in advance to do five more games and get $50 at
the end of the season for those games?

A: Yes, you may. The point of the $50 incentive is to help find a group of dependable volunteers who are willing to work several games. It is tough to find enough volunteers to cover every game, and the $50 incentive helps alleviate this.

Q: What if I sign up in advance to work five games but forget to show up for a game or show up late for it?
A: We're sorry, but you will not be receiving the $50 incentive, although we appreciate your volunteering. The $50 incentive is to reward those dependable volunteers who fully cover their assigned games.

Q: What happens if I volunteer to do five games, but in the end, am only able to work four games during the season?  

A: We're sorry, but you will not be receiving the $50 incentive.

Q: How do I get my $5 gift card?

A: An Indy Runners representative will give you a gift card when you're done working your game (halftime).

Q: How do I get my $50 check?
A: $50 checks will be sent out following the last regular season game to those people who signed up in advance to work five games, were on time for each assigned game, and worked each of their games. You are also welcome to work more than five games if you like. We always appreciate the help.

Q: What if I still have questions?

A: You may email Tom or call him at (317)777-2571.