By MARK MARTIN, Associated PressThe first thing fans can do is to get a ticket.
But that’s not the only way to go.
They can also buy a seat at a concert.
The first of those ways is to pay for it, with tickets or a souvenir.
The second is to donate money.
The National Basketball Association on Friday announced a new program that offers fans in its arenas a chance to donate to charity, as well as receive a chance at one of its games.
The NBA is offering a $10 donation credit to fans who buy tickets to the first day of the playoffs for one of the league’s six teams.
It also will match donations up to $10,000.
The credit will be available through the end of the regular season on Dec. 31, and the first game of the first round of the NBA playoffs on Jan. 2.
The league said that the first $1,000 of a $2,000 donation is matched up to four games.
More than 4.3 million people have donated to charity in the past five years, with an average donation of about $4,000 per person.
That number will increase this year as the NBA awards its annual All-Star Game in Las Vegas on Feb. 7.