FSU's Semrau rides trolley to give out NCAA tournament tickets

By: Lanetra Bennett
March 16, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- FSU Women's Basketball Head Coach Sue Semrau used a creative way to distribute tickets to the NCAA women's tournament games.

She rode the Tallahassee trolley Thursday afternoon.

Coach Sue meet with organizational leaders to give them tickets to the First and Second Rounds.

The leaders are giving the tickets to local youth.

"This community's given to us, we want to give back. Hopefully we'll go out and give every effort that we can on the floor and make it a great experience for the fans." Said, Coach Sue.

Coach Sue's first trolley stop was Cascades Park, where she met with the City's Parks and Recreation Operations Manager, Cindy Mead.

The City will give away 500 tickets--250 for Friday and 250 for Sunday. Mead says they'll advertise the tickets on social media.

Mead said, "We are going to be able to give these tickets to kids that wouldn't be able to go to the games otherwise. So, to be able to provide this opportunity for those kids, to get out there and cheer for the girls, is something that we look forward to."

Leon County Schools got 600 tickets. Schools Superintendent Rocky Hanna says they will be given to students and employees.

"She's amazing. Not just for what she does with those girls on the court, but all they do in the community to give back to Tallahassee and Leon County." Said, Hanna.

Hanna says students and employees can go to www.leonschools.net and print out ticket vouchers. The vouchers should then be taken to the ticket box office.

Madison Singletary is a local youth who is receiving a ticket. "It's going to be awesome to go see the girls' basketball." She said.

"I think it's just going to be great that we're all there to watch these girls and how they're inspiring people." Said, Adena Porter, an area youth.

Women's games are Friday and Sunday at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center. The first game is at 5 p.m. Friday and Lady Noles tip off at 7:30.

Coach Sue says it's an honor for FSU to host the women's tournament. She says 350 schools have Division I athletics, 64 get into the tournament, and 16 get to host.

By: Lanetra Bennett
March 16, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Florida State Women's Basketball Coach Sue Semrau is using the new downtown trolley to help give out NCAA tournament tickets to area youth.

She's passing out tickets to the tournament's first and second rounds.

Organizational leaders in Tallahassee purchased blocks of tickets that they will in turn donate to different youth groups, allowing them to catch all of this weekend's action.

Officials say this is an opportunity to showcase how FSU Women's Basketball works hand-in-hand with the City of Tallahassee to promote a big event while giving back to the city's youth.

Coach Semrau's trolley ride started at City Hall at noon.

The tentative route is to use the trolley system to meet with a representative at Cascades Park; then another meeting at City Hall; Followed by one more meeting in College Town.

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