Baseball games across America. A major polo competition in Texas. A Chris Brown and Fabolous tour stop in Oregon. These are just a few of the hundreds of events that the nonprofit Veteran Tickets Foundation, Vet Tix, can send you to in May.
Since 2008, Vet Tix has provided veterans, service members, caregivers and family members of those killed in action with more than 2.8 million free tickets tomajor sports games, concerts, and a diverse mix of other ticketed events.
Below are 13 of the hundreds of events currently available at VetTix.org.
Baseball and Other Sporting Events
May 2 Los Angeles, California: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants – MLB
May 5 Minneapolis, Minnesota: Minnesota Twins vs. Boston Red Sox - MLB
May 6 Austin, Texas: The 2017 Victory Cup - Polo
May 10 Miami, Florida: Miami Marlins vs. St. Louis Cardinals - MLB
May 11-13 Las Vegas, Nevada: Professional Bull Riders - Las Vegas Elks Helldorado Days
May 13 Raleigh, North Carolina: NLFC 7 - Next Level Fight Club - Mixed Martial Arts
May 17 San Diego, California: San Diego Padres vs. Milwaukee Brewers - MLB
May 27 Harrison, New Jersey: New York Red Bulls vs. New England Revolution - MLS - Military Appreciation Game
May 28 Cleveland, Ohio: Cleveland Indians vs. Kansas City Royals - MLB
Concerts of Note
May 4 Memphis, Tennessee: Future - Nobody's Safe Tour
May 5 Pensacola, Florida: Newsboys - Love Riot Tour
May 10 Portland, Oregon: Chris Brown - Party Tour With Fabolous, O.t Genasis and Kap G
May 11 Tulsa, Oklahoma: Tim McGraw and Faith Hill - Soul2Soul World Tour
To become a Vet Tixer and request tickets to these and hundreds of other events, which are free except for a very small delivery fee, visit VetTix.org to create a free account. Once you’ve created an account and verified your military service, you can review hundreds of upcoming events across the country.
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