PHOENIX, AZ (PRWEB)
June 13, 2017
The Veteran Tickets Foundation (Vet Tix) has surpassed three million event tickets distributed to currently serving military, veterans, military families, and families of those killed in action through the non-profit’s Tickets for Troops program. The milestone was achieved less than a month after Vet Tix released a survey of 40,000 service members and veterans that highlighted the significance of community events for veteran reintegration and overall well-being.
Since its founding in 2008, Vet Tix has provided free tickets to over 550,000 registered VetTixers in the military community to help families strengthen bonds, heal hidden wounds and offer a positive space for reintegration. Vet Tix’s recent annual survey results show just how crucial those reintegration opportunities are for military personnel, veterans and their families, with 35 percent of respondents reporting feeling isolated from personal relationships after military service.
The three millionth ticket was given to two lucky VetTixers who on Friday enjoyed a Yankees-Orioles matchup from prime seats behind the dugout at Yankee Stadium. A U.S. Army veteran, Robert Hanna, along with currently serving Army VetTixer, Edward Dowgin, received the 3 millionth ticket to the MLB game. Billy Tucci, pictured above, was one of the many VetTixers in attendance at Friday evening’s game who were selected by the Vet Tix lottery system.
With 75 percent of VetTixers reporting they are unable to afford tickets to community events, Vet Tix presents the opportunity to experience such an event without the financial burden. Events can range from major sporting games, both at the collegiate and professional level, to concerts with…