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University of Arizona Football! by tucsonmike on 25 September 2007 2:55am
 
Saturday night, I have to take sixteen Kazakh kids to the University of Arizona football game. I feel like the class hall monitor, LOL! Well @ least some of the girls are going.;)
I rarely watch American Football any more. Playing it was rough enough.
No way I can get U of A basketball tickets. Someone would have to be very very nice.
 
Re: University of Arizona Football! by tucsonmike on 29 September 2007 4:44am
 
The deadline for the kids is in two hours.Otherwise workmates and members of the Chamber of Commerce get the remaining tickets.

You need to understand something about these kids. There are 31 in the Bolashaker program. They are sponsored by their government. (Bolashak is the Kazakh word for future). They have to participate in non classroom activities as part of their experience here, but their future depends on top grades.
I was given sixteen tickets, I still have ten remaining.

If I did not set the deadline all 31 would suddenly show up offering baksheesh to get in.

This should be interesting.
 
Re: University of Arizona Football! by Palin_Lover on 30 September 2007 4:04am
 
Wow. Good luck, Mike!
 
Re: University of Arizona Football! by tucsonmike on 30 September 2007 8:43am
 
Well only three of the kids came and they left at half time. Otherwise, it was the head of the warehouse in my place and me and we left with 6 minutes to go in the fourth quarter, because we were tired. Arizona was winning by three touchdowns anyway.
 
Re: University of Arizona Football! by geordiegirl on 30 September 2007 6:05pm
 
Well I hope you enjioyed what you saw, Mike, especially if it's hard usually to get tickets.
In Newcastle, there are Russian kids in a similar situation. They are fast-tracked through their courses as their governments expect them to gp back home & apply all the lessons they've learnt: sounds a difficult thing to me. The Russians didn't want to return to Russia: I wonder if your Kazakh kids are the same about the gool old US of A,
 
Re: University of Arizona Football! by tucsonmike on 30 September 2007 6:33pm
 
The Kazakh kids do want to return home. It sounds corny, but they genuinely see themselves as their nations future.

 
Re: University of Arizona Football! by Palin_Lover on 30 September 2007 11:13pm
 
Ah, that's a shame. Hope you enjoyed it at least.
 
Re: University of Arizona Football! by tucsonmike on 1 October 2007 12:23am
 
I did and didn't. Too many play stoppages in football.
 



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