I just received an email from the Oregon Athletic Department, set forth below, advising me there would be no printed football media guide this fall. I can understand the reasons, what with tight budgets and the recession , but one of the highlights of my Augusts, along with getting my season tickets was receiving my media guide in the mail. I have collected all of them for the last 20 some years and have others going back to 1967.
July 29, 2009
Dear James A. Wickre:
Beginning with the 2009 fall sports seasons, printed media guides will no longer be produced for any Oregon Duck sport due in part to continual budget re-evaluations. Digital versions will be available for all fans on www.GODUCKS.com and various events will still have the game day programs which contain game and player information.
Prior to the football season, an informational e-mail will be sent to you containing a link to the digital media guide and game day materials.
Our records indicate that you purchased 1 Media Guide valuing $20 for the 2009 Football Season. Please choose one of the below options and reply to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 30, 2009.
1) Donate the value of your media guide to the Duck Athletic Fund to support our student athletes. Shortly after September 30th you will receive a tax receipt for your donation.
2) Apply the value of your media guide towards your 2010 Football Season Tickets. The credit will show up on your 2010 renewal statement.
If we do not hear from you by September 30th the value of your media guide will be donated to the Duck Athletic Fund.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at 1-800-WEBFOOT.
Thank you for your support, and GODUCKS