As the partial federal government shutdown enters its third week, which impacts an estimated 800,000 employees who have to endure the personal financial ramifications that come with it, Howard University is playing a role to help soften the blow.

On Wednesday the Howard University Department of Athletics announced that it is offering complimentary tickets to men’s and women’s basketball games for furloughed federal employees.


The offer is available for all regular season home men’s and women’s basketball games during the government shutdown and may be redeemed on the day of the game at the box office in Burr Gym.

Federal employees are limited to two complimentary tickets per contest and must show a valid government ID.

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