Since its creation, Vet Tix has now distributed over 10 million free event tickets to their VetTixers. That’s the equivalent of more than the total population of the state of Michigan.
By receiving donated event tickets, or monetary donations to procure tickets, Vet Tix provides free tickets to events such as sporting events, concerts, performing arts and family events to its over 1.6 million members, referred to at VetTixers. Those who are eligible consist of veterans of all eras, currently serving members of the military including the Guard and Reserves, and the immediate family of those service members killed in the line of duty. It’s sister organization, 1st Tix provides the same opportunity to current and retired first responders comprising of police, fire and EMT personnel which also includes 911 dispatchers.
“By achieving this major milestone of distributing over 10 million tickets to our VetTixers, we’re able to give back by creating memories that will last a lifetime to our VetTixers and 1stTixers who’ve made the sacrifices of service to our nation and local communities,” Michael Focareto III, Navy veteran, Founder, CEO of Vet Tix said. “Vet Tix is able to continue to achieve our mission of ‘giving something to those who gave,’ due of the generosity of or amazing donors. We’re grateful for their continued support,” Focareto added.
Vet Tix has more than 20,000 donors who believe in the Vet Tix mission. Donors include the live music industry, sports leagues and teams, motorsports organizations, college athletics programs, performing arts and family-oriented entertainment organizations and private donors. Vet Tix’s largest donor is Live Nation Entertainment, who has donated more than $10 million in tickets for concerts across the country.
It’s free to become a member and take advantage of the opportunity to attend events for free for you and your family and friends to help reduce stress, strengthen family bonds, build life-long memories and encourage service members, veterans and first responders to stay engaged with local communities and American life.