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Philadelphia 76ers fans can get two free tickets with a box of Mac & Cheese (pic)


The Philadelphia 76ers, not surprisingly, are not drawing well so far this season. The team is 0-5 at home (0-11 overall) and are bringing in an average of 14,856 fans per game, bad enough for 28th in NBA attendance rankings, although the fact that nearly 15,000 fans each game speaks to the undying dedication of shell-shocked Sixers fans.

In an effort to get some more butts in the seats, the 76ers have partnered with Kraft for a Mac & Cheese promotion where bringing a box of the tasty staple will yield a fan two tickets to an upcoming game. It is called “Mac & Cheese Monday.”

The details are as follows, per a Sixers press release (via Crossing Broad):

The Philadelphia 76ers today announced details for the first-ever macaroni & cheese drive, taking place on “Mac & Cheese Monday,” November 24 when they host the Portland Trail Blazers at 7:00 p.m. to benefit regional food bank Philabundance.

Fans in attendance are encouraged to bring one or more boxes of macaroni and cheese – one of Philabundance’s the most needed food items – to the game, and will be asked to use them as noisemakers for the first half of the game. At halftime, bins will be available on the concourse for fans to drop off their donations.

Fans who donate will receive a voucher for two tickets to an upcoming 2014-15 Sixers home game.

Macaroni & Cheese boxes used as noisemakers? Imagine thousands of fans shaking Mac & Cheese boxes in unison. That’s vuvuzela-level annoying.

Still, it’s a worthwhile cause with only the most noble of intentions — any time food banks can benefit from anything it’s a good thing. And that should take precedence over the enormous potential for mockery.

But, man, the 76ers. Between this and the fact the team and Papa John’s had to alter a 50% off pizza promotion on account of all the losing, it’s a sad state of affairs in Philly. And it seems to get worse with each passing day.