Troops are constantly serving our nation, and always ensuring that our country is safe from harm. They sacrifice everyday and go through stresses that many of us will never experience or understand. Vet Tix is proud to be one of the companies that are dedicated to showing our service members and veterans their gratitude.
About Vet Tix
Vet Tix is a non-profit, non-governmental, tax-exempt foundation that gives back to the men, women and families who serve our nation. Their mission statement simply put is to “Give something to those who gave.” Vet Tix coordinates with major sports teams, leagues, event promoters, ticket holders, organizations and venues to provide free and discounted tickets to military personnel and veterans of all the US branches. As you can see, they take patriotism very seriously and are proud to show it.
The Veteran Tickets Foundation wants the public to know that 2.5 million service members have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Since 2002, over 52,000 Americans have been wounded and over 68,000 have paid the ultimate price by sacrificing their lives. Vet Tix wants to honor and support those that served and sacrificed for our country.
VT knows and understands how helpful these events are to our service members. Attending concerts and events and spending quality time with family has many benefits. It helps reduce stress, strengthens family bonds and builds life-long memories.
As of today, there have been a total of 6,667,994 tickets that have been given to our service members. Tickets have been distributed in all 50 States and Washington, DC to currently serving military, Veterans and their families. VT enjoys honoring and supporting those who served and sacrificed so much and says that it’s a gift of gratitude we can all take part in (Vet Tix is 95% charity). Donations are also welcomed and can be done through their website.
On their site, service members show their gratitude by saying how appreciative they are for what this foundation has done for them. One veteran states, “Thank you for donating these tickets to my family. My family and I are so appreciative. It is so awesome to go to an amazing event, and the only way we could afford to go is through Vet Tix!” Another veteran graciously says, “The show was fantastic last night! Thank you so much for giving vets, like myself, the opportunity to see shows we financially could not afford. Keep up the great work!”
How It Works
To become a recipient of Vet Tix, you must visit the website to register for an account. Once you’ve registered, it will take a some time to verify your information. Once your service is verified, your account will be active. Verified account holders can select from over 500 open events directly from the Vet Tix website. Tickets will then be distributed directly to the military bases or can be claimed through the website.
When the military members and veterans go to an event for free, Vet Tix wants them to relax and enjoy their time with their families, and feel a part of American life. This foundation is dedicated to the military community and wants to show them their appreciation for all the sacrifices they’ve made for our nation.
Vet Tix Events include:
- Comedy Shows and Live Performances
- Concerts and Music Festivals
- Professional Wrestling
- Monster Jam
In addition to the Tickets For Troops, Vet Tix offers the Hero’s Wish Program. Members who meet certain criteria are allowed to request tickets for any event of their choice and seek donors to fulfill their wish either through donations of tickets or money (Vet Tix notes that they are not able to fulfill meet and greets, trips, cruises, hotel stays or flights).
Those eligible for the Hero’s Wish Program include Active Duty Military Personnel up to six months post-deployment, severely wounded Veterans with Purple Hearts, and families of men and woman killed in action (KIA).
Hero’s Wish requests may include:
- Disney Vacations
- Las Vegas Shows
- Broadway Musicals
- Baseball Game Tickets
- Football Game Tickets
- Concerts and Music Festivals