ARLINGTON, Va. – The Air Force Association (AFA) today announced a new partnership with Veteran Tickets Foundation, (Vet Tix), a national nonprofit that provides free event tickets to service members and veterans. The partnership seeks to provide Air Force families with opportunities to receive free sports and entertainment event tickets with a very small delivery fee.
Vet Tix serves 375,000 “Vet Tixers” of which approximately 25 percent are affiliated with the Air Force. To date, Vet Tix has provided more than two million tickets to service members, veterans and their families from all branches of the military. With 95% of funding going directly back into the programs, Vet Tix distributes tickets to professional and collegiate sporting events, concerts, NASCAR, performing arts and family activities in all 50 states.
“The Air Force Association is delighted to provide this opportunity to our members and their families who have served and continue to serve our great nation, said Larry Spencer, President, Air Force Association. This partnership is just one way of saying thank you with opportunities to attend sporting events and concerts.”
Through this partnership, Vet Tix will also be providing tickets to wounded Airmen and their families to attend a Washington Nationals baseball game following a weekend of activities hosted by AFA’s Wounded Airman Program. This will be mark the beginning of expanded collaboration to take care of our wounded Airmen.
“Where there are empty seats, Vet Tix seeks to fill them with people who have served our country and their families. Giving an event ticket is an expression of appreciation and recognition that honors the service of the troops today and long after their tour of duty has passed,” said Mike Focareto, Vet Tix Founder and CEO. “Attending these events helps veterans reduce stress through entertainment, strengthen family bonds, build life long memories, and encourage them to stay engaged with American life and local communities.”
About Air Force Association (AFA)
The Air Force Association is a non-profit, independent, professional military and aerospace education association. Our mission is to promote a dominant United States Air Force and a strong national defense, and to honor Airmen and our Air Force Heritage. Please visit http://www.afa.org/home for more information.
About Veteran Tickets Foundation (Vet Tix)
Veteran Tickets Foundation (Vet Tix) is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation supporting our military community. Vet Tix has provided over 2 million free event tickets to currently serving military, veterans and family members of those killed in action to sporting events, concerts, performing arts and family activities. Our military and veterans experience many difficult transitions as they reintegrate into their families, communities, and eventually, into civilian life. Attending events improves morale, strengthens family bonds through shared interests and encourages service members to stay engaged with local communities and American life. In gratitude for their service and to support their reintegration, Vet Tix is dedicated to giving back to those who gave us so much. Donations are eligible for tax deductions. Please visit our web site at www.VetTix.org Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.