Here’s your heartwarming story for the day! 6 year old Isaiah Simpson from Snellville is one of the biggest Golden State Warriors fans you will find! Isaiah begged his mother for months to take him to the Atlanta Hawks vs Golden State Warriors game earlier this month on March 6th.
She told her son to save money, improve his grades, and to do extra chores if he wanted to go. After Simpson worked hard to earn his prize, his mom says she bought tickets from StubHub to the game in Atlanta for $545 dollars.
When game day arrived, his mother regrets to find that she was sold fake tickets. Isaiah was devastated at the gates of Phillips Arena when he was not allowed in. “Tried to scan it, the tickets didn’t work,” said Alexa McDonald. “She was like I am sorry ma’am, it is a busy game you have to step to the side and call StubHub, there is nothing we can do.”
“Tried to scan it, the tickets didn’t work,” Alexa McDonald told Fox 5 Atlanta. “She was like I am sorry ma’am, it is a busy game you have to step to the side and call StubHub, there is nothing we can do.”
StubHub sent FOX 5 News a statement which reads in part:
“Unfortunately, the seller provided a ticket that did not work for the buyer and we’re looking into exactly why this was the case. We did offer the buyer replacement tickets, but she declined. So we instead provided a full refund and an additional $100 to her account.”
THEN, the Warriors stepped in to give him a dream trip! On Sunday, the Warriors hosted a “Stop Fraud Night”, where fans who were previously denied access to games due to fraudulent tickets got the NBA night of a lifetime.
Simpson and his mother were flown in courtesy of United Airlines, and were given a room at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco. Curry and Under Armour were there to meet Simpson, and give him shoes and special gifts as well.