LOS ANGELES, CA (CelebrityAccess) – Ticketmaster has today (June 21) announced it is partnering with Veteran Tickets Foundation, Vet Tix, to provide a real-time feed of live event tickets to their 780,000 veterans of all eras, current servicemembers including Guard and Reserves, immediate family members of those killed in action, and caretakers of Vet Tixers.
The feed will be made available to Vet Tixers through a new client-facing ticket offer that will expand the number of events listed and tickets that veterans have access to. The integration also simplifies the ticket donation process for artists, venues, theatres and clubs.
“Vet Tix is dedicated to giving back to those who gave us so much, and we’re proud to partner with Ticketmaster. In 2017 Ticketmaster and their clients donated approximately 500,000 tickets and now we can conservatively forecast doubling that and thus allow us to give back even more,” said Mike Focareto, Founder and CEO of Vet Tix. “By going to these events, servicemembers, veterans and their families are able to reduce the stresses that come with military service and build life-long memories. Whether it’s a game, concert, or a show, these events have an incredible positive benefit to these heroes, and by partnering with Ticketmaster, we will continue to honor them and their families.”
“Ticketmaster knows the power of live events and how important they can be to people’s lives, and our tech integration will bring more options to veterans,” added Jared Smith, President of Ticketmaster, North America. “We’re proud to partner with such a meaningful organization like Vet Tix.”
To date, Vet Tix has given out 4.3 million tickets in all 50 states and Washington, DC.
For more information, visit: VetTix.org.