November 21, 2017
The national nonprofit Veteran Tickets Foundation (Vet Tix) achieved a major milestone of distributing one million tickets and counting to currently serving military community, including the Guard and Reserve, all eras of veterans, family members of those killed in action, military families and VetTixers caregivers.
Event tickets range from a host of sporting events, concerts, performing arts and family activities, all with the purpose of strengthening bonds and giving our nation’s military personnel, veterans and their loved ones a memorable experience to remember for years to come. Currently serving military and veterans are even able to request tickets on behalf of their military caregiver to send those who care for them out to an event with other peers.
Based on Vet Tix’s 2016 Annual Survey findings, 60 percent of veterans report attending two or fewer events per year, but that number doubled after joining Vet Tix. While at events, it’s quite common that VetTixers are seated in the same sections as other VetTixers to establish comradery and help strengthen peer bonds within the military and veteran community. An Army veteran who attended a concert through Vet Tix said, “As a veteran dealing with PTSD, I do not often go out into large crowds. Being seated in a great area with easy access to the exit to get space when needed and being seated with other veterans was very helpful.”
As the holiday season approaches, Giving Tuesday is an incredible opportunity to give back to those who have given so much. Today, more than 650,000 verified veterans and currently serving military have officially registered as VetTixers and can enter lotteries for tickets through the Tickets for Troops program through their website.
“We are proud to state as of October 30, 2017, we’ve distributed 1,018,188 tickets so far this…