Steven Weintraub is Chief Strategy Officer of the Veteran Tickets Foundation (Vet Tix) and a colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. Vet Tix is ranked as the 2016 Top-rated Nonprofit in the United States by GreatNonprofits. Weintraub most recently served as Vice President of Outreach and Vice President of Alumni Relations for Student Veterans of America.
Thank you to all our VetTixers for a great 2017. In December, Vet Tix offered tickets to 19 different bowl games this season, including 20 tickets to the 2018 College Football National Championship. A record amount of 1,284,806 free event tickets were distributed to our VetTixers in 2017. 2018 is gearing up to be bigger and more exciting with even more events and surprises for our VetTixers in store.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
As the month of December signals the winding down of 2017, that doesn’t mean there’s any slowdown of free events available to the military community of veterans of all eras, currently serving military members including the Guard and Reserve, family members of those killed in action, military spouses, families and caregivers of VetTixers. December is the beginning of NCAA Bowl season and with that comes the opportunity for VetTixers to attend college bowl games with their families, friends and caregivers.
This month, we’re excited to offer event tickets to a host of exciting concerts, sporting games, comedy shows and more! From a holiday ballet to college rival football match-ups, there’s an exciting event that you and your military friends or family can attend during the month of November.
As we roll into fall, Vet Tix has exciting and sometimes spooky events to offer to our VetTixers. From haunted attractions to NCAA and NFL football games and major symphonies, there is an event for you and your loved ones to attend. If you haven’t signed up to become a VetTixer yet, some of the events you missed out last month included free tickets to see some great concerts like U2, Eric Clapton, Jason Aldean and Young the Giant with Cold War Kids and Joywave as well as exciting NFL and NCAA football and MLB games.