Now that the holidays are over and 2019 has kicked off, the warmer temperatures of Spring are a great time to start the season off by spending quality time with your family and friends. An easy and inexpensive way to accomplish that is by taking them to some of the many family themed that Vet Tix has tickets available for throughout the country.
You may not be as lucky as our two VetTixers and their guests who attended the Super Bowl through however there are always great events we receive donations to. If you're a NASCAR fan, Kurt Bush donated 100 tickets to every Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race to Vet Tix through his KB100 program so keep an eye out for those in your local area.
Below is a sampling of the hundreds of events Vet Tix has free tickets to for Vet Tix members. Don't see anything in your area? We get new events daily so be sure to check your emails for new events.
March 18th — Portland, OR. – Portland Train Blazers vs. Indiana Pacers
March 21st — Cleveland, OH. – Strauss, A Heroes' Life Presented by the Cleveland Orchestra
March 24th — Kissimmee, FL. -Ram National Circuit Rodeo Finals-National Patriotic Day
March 24th — Martinsville, VA. – KB100- Kurt Bush Fan Appreciation; Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Spring STP 500
April 3rd — Washington, DC. – Washington Wizards vs. Chicago Bulls
April 6th & 7th — Philadelphia, PA. – Paw Patrol
April 12th —Dallas, TX. - Eric Church; Double Down Tour
April 25th —Ontario, CA. – Disney on Ice Presents Worlds of Enchantment
April 26th — Baton Rouge, LA. – Monster Jam
April 27th — East Rutherford, N.J. – Monster Energy Supercross
To become a VetTixer and to 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 we've verified your status as military or a veteran, you can review hundreds of upcoming events across the country.
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 2018 Top-rated Nonprofit in the United States by GreatNonprofits. Follow Steven Weintraub on Twitter @weintraub_sd
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Throughout their military service, veterans gain unique skills that often do not relate to the civilian world. During his 20-plus years in the Army, Andrew Loeb grew as a soldier and built his military resume. When he was ready to enter the civilian world, he was unclear how his military experience would be received.
Luckily for Loeb, he found his way to FedEx Ground, where he is using his military background to support the company mission.
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