(Indianapolis, IN) -- The family of Butler senior forward Matt Howard will be able to watch him play in the NCAA Final Four in person.
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay joined with other Butler fans and friends of the Howard family to help them travel to Houston for Saturday's game.
The Howard family wasn't going to be able to attend because Matt Howard is one of ten kids and travelling to Texas was a big drain on the family's finances.
Irsay donated to a fund set to help the family make the drive to Houston.
The Colts owner had offered to pay the airfare for the family, but was told that was an NCAA rules violation.
Butler will play Virginia Commonwealth on Saturday in one of the two semi-final games.
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