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Nonprofit offers tickets to college football games to troops, veterans

Fayetteville Observer - 12/24/2017

Dec. 24--Thousands of veterans will receive a unique experience this college football bowl season thanks to the nonprofit Veteran Ticket Foundation, or Vet Tix.

The organization, founded in 2008, has provided more than one million tickets to sporting events, concerts and other programs in the past year alone.

Out of 40 bowl games schedule between NCAA teams this year, Vet Tix will provide tickets to 19 of the games.

That includes the Goodyear Cotton Bowl between the University of Southern California and Ohio State University in Arlington, Texas, on Friday; the Fiesta Bowl between Washington and Penn State in Phoenix on Saturday; the College Football Playoff at the Rose Bowl between Georgia and Oklahoma on Jan. 1; and the College Football Playoff National Championship in Atlanta on Jan. 8.

Since its founding, Vet Tix has provided more than 3.5 million free tickets to more than 650,000 verified veterans through

Currently serving service members, including Guard and Reserve troops, veterans, caregivers and families of those killed in action are eligible for the tickets.

The organization said attending community events like football games and concerts improves morale and strengthens family bonds while encouraging service members and veterans to stay engaged with their communities.

For more information, go to

Military editor Drew Brooks can be reached at or 486-3567.


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