Pickens recently bought 4,000 tickets to the Oklahoma State-Gonzaga men's basketball game on Dec. 31 to be given out to Cowboys' fans, and he went and bought some more tickets Thursday -- this time to the Heart of Dallas Bowl.
Pickens' $25,000 donation will be used to buy tickets to be distributed to city of Dallas workers and their families.
While we could easily make a joke about why Pickens would torture Dallas workers by tricking them into watching Oklahoma State vs. Purdue, it's a really nice gesture.
Proceeds from the Heart of Dallas Bowl go to benefit charities serving homeless people in Dallas, which makes it a unique and worthwhile bowl game. While Pickens is known as Oklahoma State's biggest booster -- and maybe the most well-known booster in college football aside from Phil Knight at Oregon -- he has contributed a reported $1 billion to charities.
Now, we just hope those Dallas employees get a decent game to watch. At least the price will be right.
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