More than 1,000 tickets have been donated to veterans, active military and the families of those who gave their lives in U.S. military service in the first 3 weeks of a partnership forged between Veteran Tickets Foundation, and Brown Paper Tickets.
Veterans are eligible for donations of tickets given by event producers and ticket buyers through Brown Paper Tickets. This is the only ticketing company partnership whereby tickets are being donated instead of sold to veterans at a discounted military rate.
“Our partnership seems to be in full swing,” said Michael A. Focareto, a veteran of the U.S. Navy and Chief Executive Officer/Founder of Veteran Tickets Foundation.
“Here are some ‘thank you’ messages we received from veterans who have used tickets donated through the producers on Brown Paper Tickets.”
“A big thank you for the passes to the Rose City Comic-Con. If it wasn’t for you I would not have been able to take my sons to this event. They had such a good time. I remember going to this event when I was about their age and it was priceless to see the look on their faces as we walked around and looked at the different exhibits. Thank You!” – Posted by Jim on September 10, 2012. Jim is currently serving in the US Military and attended Rose City Comic-Con in Portland, Oregon on September 8, 2012.
“Thanks for the ticket to the comedy show. The show is hilarious…haven’t laughed that hard in a long time. Greatly appreciated!” – Posted by Edgar on August 28, 2012. Edgar is currently serving in the US Military and attended “Reinforcing Stereotypes – A Night of Stand Up Comedy” in San Francisco, California on August 24, 2012.
“Brown Paper Tickets is proud to help event producers and ticket buyers to donate their tickets to veterans and their families,” said William S. Jordan, president and founder of Brown Paper Tickets. “As a company founded on the principals of fair-trade, we look for opportunities such as this partnership with Vet Tix to give to our community, and specifically, to give back to those who put their lives on the line for our freedom. This is our way of saying, ‘thank you.'”