EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene couple won big at Saturday’s Ducks football game.
Their prize? Free groceries for one year.
It’s hard to spoil the game day spirit for Scott and Sarah Slay.
“We came to see an awesome Duck game,” said Scott.
When they found out Eckrich was handing out more than just free samples, they were excited.
“This is just a really big bonus. This is awesome,” said Scott.
A really big bonus? Try free groceries for one year, valued at more than $13,500 thanks to Eckrich, Albertson’s and Operation Homefront.
“This is going to be incredible. They’re covering our food for the year which means we can spend more money on other things we need. Having just purchased a new home, this means we can take care of those little fixes we need to do,” said Scott.
He’s a veteran, having served in the Marine Corps and completing two deployments to Iraq.
He says this game day surprise is encouraging.
“It shows that there are still companies out there that still care about this country and their veterans that are fighting for it. They care about what this country was built on, not just about making the bottom dollar,” said Scott.
As if the Slays weren’t already surprised enough, they were brought onto the field where an Albertson’s rep made a few throws, adding an extra $3,000 to the overall value.
“It’s just wonderful that organizations really do care about the veterans and the veterans and their spouses go through,” said Sarah Slay.
With this kind of Saturday, spoiling their mood probably isn’t going to happen.
“They’re doing a great thing for vets and we truly appreciate it,” said Scott.