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Fargo Force Ticket Sales Promotion Makes Headlines

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It's a promotional video that's gaining attention here at home and across the nation. The Fargo Force team and coach made a commercial to entice season ticket sales, and made it resemble a commercial for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

The people were pouring into Friday's game, but the Fargo Force hockey team still has seats to fill.

Kaitlyn Kavli of Fargo says, "Kind of a good attention getter." 

They made a two minute long commercial made like an ASPCA commercial to a "T". It's getting attention around here and nationally. NBC, CBS and Yahoo Sports all feature articles giving the team props.

Kavli says, "At first, I just kind of laughed inside. I think it's kind of funny how they came up with the idea."

"I saw it as more funny than anything else," says Samantha Rozmalynowski.

On one hand, the video is making many people laugh, but on the other hand some aren't smiling, saying the video is offensive.

Pam Thramer of Roseau says, "Kind of had a hard time with the song because I've heard it at a funeral before."

Rozmalynowski says, "I can see how they are making it to be a funny thing, but at the same time, it can be offensive."

Featured in the video is coach Jesse Davis, someone who leads these kids on and off the ice.

"We didn't want to offend anyone. Really it was just a joke," says Davis.

And whether you chuckle or cringe...

Davis says, "There have been some tickets bought in other parts of the country that probably wouldn't have."

They've come up with a promo that works.

The video was so effective it even caught the attention of a hockey team in Texas. The team wanted to "donate to the cause" and bought a couple of packages. The tickets were then given to the Boys and Girls Club.

Here is the link to see the full video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=0gHv9U8v4EI

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