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Bright Side Night reaches 1,000 kids for Suns-Pelicans on Sunday!

We hit our goal!

We did it!

Bright Side is sending more than 1,000 kids to Suns vs. Pelicans on Sunday night!


That big round number just rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it?

I just want to offer a sincere thank you to everyone who donated tickets to help us bring these kids to their first Suns game on Sunday night when the Suns host The Brow and the Pelicans at 6:30PM.

I feel like George Bailey right about now.

We raised more than $16,000 dollars this year to fill a corner of the arena with a bunch of excited young new Suns fans!

Thanks also goes to Jared Dudley, Lon Babby and Earl Watson for their support in this endeavor!

Getting something back?

For those of you who donated 10+ tickets, or who otherwise entered into a promotion and are expecting something, you should have heard from either me or Lauren Baum of the Suns by now.

First, check your junk mail or spam. Email providers are getting better and better at weeding out unsolicited crap, but sometimes legit emails get swept up too. Look in your junk/spam for something from Lauren Baum or from Dave King.

If you don’t find anything, or have ANY questions at all, email Lauren at or me at We can answer any questions you’ve got. Or leave a comment below, and we will figure it out.

Note: Game tickets will be at a ‘Bright Side Night’ table in the main lobby of the Suns arena pregame until about game time. After that, the tickets will be at Will Call under your name.

Game Night

We’ve got lot of things going on for both the kids and those who donated and are attending the game!

Pregame lower bowl access for kids

Some of the kids will get early-entrant access to the lower bowl to watch the players warm up! They can even get autographs from some of the players too.

Pregame interview with Ryan McDonough in the Mercury locker room

Some of the bigger, earlier donors get to visit the Phoenix Mercury locker room and ask questions of Suns GM Ryan McDonough. McDonough was awesome last year, staying for more than 30 minutes to answer every last question. This year, we are starting the session 45 minutes before game time to give everyone time to get to their seats before the anthem is performed.

Game time!

We will be giving out custom Bright Side Night T-shirts to a lot of the kids as they experience their first ever Suns game.

So far, the Suns are 1-0 on Bright Side Night. Let’s make it 2-0 guys!

Halftime High Five Tunnel

Other donors will get down to court level and give the players high fives on their way back to the court after halftime.

Post Game Court Time

All donors who attend the game can meet up after the buzzer to step onto the actual playing court, take pictures and even cut down and take a piece of the net home with them.

Jersey giveaway to a lucky kid

After its all over, Bright Sider Jim Coughenour is personally donating an authentic Suns jersey to one lucky kid. We are going to run a contest to give the jersey to the kid with the best story about their Bright Side Night experience! I can’t wait to share the results of this effort with you. I’m imagining Bright Side Headquarters getting bombarded with bag after bag of letters.

Feeling left out?

If you’re reading this on Friday morning, go for it! We can always use a few more tickets for the kids!

  • Click this link to get started:
  • Click ‘Find Tickets’ and use the promo code 'Bright' when prompted
  • Select number of tickets, then select 'Bright Side of the Sun $16', then click the button ‘Find Seats’
  • Then click the button ‘Add to Cart’ to sign in as a Sixth Man Member, and then select ‘Donation’ under Select Delivery
  • follow all the prompts from there to make the payment!
  • You will get a confirmation email directly from the Suns about the ticket donation

And hey, we will still give out game night tickets to those who donate 10+ to kids today. Just do it fast so Lauren can get this turned around during business hours today!

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