2020-21 Beaver Basketball Ticket FAQ – OSU Beavers

2020-21 Beaver Basketball Ticket FAQ
Per the announcement by the Pac-12 Conference, the 2020-21 basketball seasons will begin on November 25 and no fans will be permitted at any sporting competition taking place on Pac-12 campuses. The decision to not allow fans at competitions will be revisited based upon health and safety considerations in January 2021. All basketball season ticket holders will retain their status and seat locations for renewal for the 2021-22 season. For those who have renewed their season tickets already, scroll down to learn more about your options.
 
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented Oregon State Athletics with extreme financial challenges. What is just as evident is the impact it is having on our student-athletes. These young men and women have experienced unprecedented disruption and through it all, they have excelled. Our student-athlete community has performed in a record-breaking way during this past academic term.

Now more than ever, we need you to continue in our mission – the holistic development of our student-athletes is at the forefront of everything we do.

Oregon State Athletics created the Beaver Endure Initiative providing opportunities for fans to support our student-athletes even if they can’t be in the building with them. We respectfully ask you to consider making a donation equal to your annual basketball season ticket investment. Together we can endure through these times and strengthen our student-athletes for the future.
 
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Renewed Season Ticket Holder Options

 
If you had already renewed your 2020-21 basketball season tickets, there are three options for you to choose from below. After you have reviewed the options and are ready to make your choice, you can select your option here:
Men’s Basketball | Women’s Basketball

Option 1: Student-Athlete Full Donation: Convert your 2020-21 basketball purchase (season ticket and per seat contribution) into a donation that may result in tax benefits.  

  1. Season ticket holders can opt to turn their entire 2020-21 basketball purchase (ticket and per seat) into a donation with potential tax benefits to Our Beaver Nation.
  2. Benefits:
    1. If fans are allowed to attend games at any point during the 2020 season, season ticket holders who choose this option will receive priority access. Season ticket holders who elect to choose this option will also be given priority access to seats based on current annual giving level.
    2. Lock in current ticket price and donation level for the 2021-22 season
    3. Ability to earn double Beaver Points associated with this gift. – 6 points/$100 compared to 3 points/$100.
    4. Maintain consecutive years of giving Beaver Points (5 points for every consecutive year)
    5. Special access to future digital programming

Option 2: Student-athlete Partial Donation: Convert your 2020-21 basketball per seat contribution into a donation with potential tax benefits and credit your season ticket purchase to the 2021-22 season.

  1. Season ticket holders can opt to turn their per seat contribution to a donation that could result in tax benefits but maintain their ticket purchase as a credit to their account for the 2021-22 basketball season.
  2. Benefits:
    1. Ability to earn double Beaver Points associated with this gift. – 6 points/$100 compared to 3 points/$100.
    2. Maintain consecutive years of giving Beaver Points (5 points for every consecutive year)
    3. Special access to future digital programming

Option 3: Season Ticket Credit: Credit your 2020-21 basketball purchase to the 2021-22 season.

  1. Season ticket holders can opt to credit their 2020-21 basketball purchase (season ticket and per seat contribution) forward to the 2021-22 season.
  2. Benefits:
    1. Special access to future digital programming

If none of these options work for you, we are willing to offer you a refund for your season tickets. A ticket office representative can walk you through the process and the potential downside of choosing to go this route.
 

FAQ

Q: I have not yet renewed my basketball season tickets. What is my status?
A:
Regardless of your current renewal status, all basketball season ticket holders will retain their status as season ticket holders and their seat locations will be available for renewal for the 2021-22 season.

Q: Why is Oregon State encouraging me to convert all or a portion of my payment to Our Beaver Nation?
A: The COVID-19 pandemic has presented Oregon State Athletics with extreme financial challenges. What is just as evident is the impact it is having on our student-athletes. These young men and women have experienced unprecedented disruption and through it all, they have excelled. Our student-athlete community has performed in a record-breaking way during this past academic term. Now more than ever, we need you to continue in our mission – the holistic development of our student-athletes is at the forefront of everything we do. To achieve this, we need to generate the necessary funds to maintain financial sustainability. Whether you support our athletic scholarship fund, the enhancement of our facilities, or through programmatic giving, you are a valued partner. We are dedicated to supporting our student-athletes through the course of their collegiate careers and beyond.
 
Q: If I elect to turn my 2020 basketball season ticket and/or per seat/parking contribution into a credit on my account, what can that credit be used for?
A: Credits will be applied toward your purchase of 2021-22 basketball season tickets and/or per seat/parking contributions. Credits resulting from a ticket purchase must be used toward a 2021-22 basketball ticket purchase. Credits resulting from a per seat/parking contribution must be used toward a 2021-22 basketball per seat/parking contribution.
 
Q: Will I receive Beaver Points for a tax-deductible gift?
A: If you convert season basketball purchase into a donation, you have an option to accept or decline Beaver Points. If you accept points, your gift will not result in tax benefits. Link to learn more.
 
Q: If I elect to make a portion of my purchase a donation, where is it needed?
A: The Our Beaver Nation Annual Fund supports our student-athletes in many ways, such as scholarships, housing and wellness expenses. These items are a high priority and any converted donation will be designated for the Annual Fund.

Q: How will tickets for the 2020-21 season be sold?
A: Per the Pac-12 announcement, no fans will be permitted at any sporting competition taking place on Pac-12 campuses.  The decision to not allow fans at competitions will be revisited based upon health and safety considerations in January 2021. More information will be provided via email and osubeavers.com should that status of fans at events change.
 
Q: If I requested to adjust my season ticket location and/or quantity during this upgrade & add-on period, will that request remain in the system for the 2021-22 renewal cycle?
A: Yes
 
Q: How do I receive more information about obtaining tickets for the 2020-21 season if the games are played at a later date?
A: In the event that fans are permitted to attend games at any point during the 2020-21 season, details regarding a potential ticket sale will be communicated via email and at osubeavers.com. Priority will be given to those who select Option 1: Student Athlete Full Donation or make a donation equivalent to their basketball ticket investment.
 
Q: If I have paid my tickets in full, but not my donation, what is my current status?
A: If you make your contribution now for 2020-21, you will fall under one of the three options above:

  • Make seat contribution for current use and convert tickets to a gift = potential tax deduction & Option 1: Student-Athlete Full Donation
  • Make seat contribution for current use and credit tickets = potential tax deduction & Option 2: Student-athlete Partial Donation Make seat contribution and credit ticket and contribution to 2021 = Option 3: Season Ticket Credit

 
Q: Are new season tickets available for purchase?
A: We are no longer accepting new season ticket requests for the 2020-21 basketball seasons.

Q: What if I do not respond with my preference for what to do with my ticket and/or contribution?
A: We will convert your 2020-21 basketball purchase (season ticket and per seat/parking contribution) forward to the 2021-22 basketball season, if we have not heard from you by November 30, 2020.
 
Q: What do I do if I am no longer interested in being a basketball season ticket holder?
A: Please call the Ticket Sales Office at 541-737-2050.
 

 

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