Game tickets were generously donated by SRP to the nonprofit to give American hero’s an unforgettable sports experience.
PHOENIX, AZ – Veteran Tickets Foundation (Vet Tix), a national nonprofit dedicated to helping veterans re-acclimate to civilian life after service through community experiences, is sending Eric Smith, former United States Navy and Chuck Martin, a former airman in the United States Air Force, to the Final Four of the 2017 NCAA Basketball championship game. The four tickets were donated by Arizona utility company Salt River Project (SRP).
Vet Tix partners with major sports teams, large businesses and organizations, venues, leagues, and season ticket holders to collect and distribute tickets to military members, honorably discharged veterans and family members of those killed in action. Getting to participate in community events once they return from service allows veterans an enjoyable, stress-free experience that helps with reintegration into the community and family bonding. Vet Tix has provided more than 2.8 million tickets to over 500,000 deserving service members, but this is the first time Final Four tickets have ever been donated.
“Giving a veteran a chance to attend an event of this magnitude is what we strive for,” said Mike Focareto, CEO of Veteran Tickets Foundation. “A trip to the Final Four is going to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience Chuck and Eric will remember forever. We are extremely grateful to SRP for understanding and supporting our purpose, and hope this inspires others in the community to continue sending us event tickets as small tokens of gratitude for those who have served.”
The 2017 Final Four starts Saturday, April 1, in Glendale, Arizona.
For more information please visit Veteran Tickets Foundation website or contact Tiffany Hoffman at Tiffany.firstname.lastname@example.org (480) 272- 7671 Or Al Maag at Al.email@example.com (602) 363-6038
About Veteran Tickets Foundation
Veteran Tickets Foundation (Vet Tix) is a national non-profit that supports the military community by providing free event tickets to currently serving military, veterans and family members of those killed in action, allowing them to attend sporting events, concerts, performing arts and family activities. Since 2008, Vet Tix has provided more than 2.8 million free event tickets to over 500,000 verified VetTixers, giving back to those who have given so much. 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 interest and encourages service members to stay engaged with local communities and American life. Visit VetTix.org to learn more, and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.