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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Military & Veterans Organizations, Veterans

Mission:
Vet Tix/1st Tix* - Creating Memories & Reintegration Opportunities by Giving Something to Those Who Gave.

How?

By supporting our Military, Veterans, First Responders and their Families with entertainment, lasting memories and reintegration opportunities by providing free tickets to sporting events, concerts and family activities with a very small delivery fee.
*95% to programs, GAAP Audited, National 501c3.

Results: OVER 7.75 Million Tickets Distributed!!!
2018 - 1,980,534 tickets given away with a face value of $103,124,910.00
2017 - 1,284,835 tickets given away with a face value of $56,870,847.00
2016 - 810,959 tickets given away with a face value of $31,508,166.00
2015 - 561,236 tickets given away with a face value of $20,502,344.00
2014 - 429,665 tickets given away with a face value of $16,247,001.00
2013 - 272,416 tickets given away with a face value of $10,657,796.00
2012 - 222,138 tickets given away with a face value of $10,783,225.00
2011 - 156,129 tickets given away with a face value of $5,479,558.00
2010 - 112,756 tickets given away with a face value of $2,962,811.00
2009 - 36,587 tickets given away with a face value of $1,226,825.00
2008 - 2,530 tickets given away with a face value of $6,250.00

Target demographics: KIA Families, Veterans, Currently Serving Military and First Responders

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 210,000 families served last year... Vet Tix / 1st Tix reduces stress through entertainment, strengthens family bonds, builds life long memories and encourages service members to stay engaged with American life and local communities.

Geographic areas served: United States

Programs: Ticket for Troops, Hero's Wish, Tickets for Responders

Community Stories

2777 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Emp Mitch

Client Served

Rating: 5

Veteran Tickets Foundation Vettix / 1sttix An outstanding and very giving organization. Truly one of a kind. They have afforded me the opportunity to attend various shows, concerts, & sporting events throughout Chicago. Being able to take my son and enjoy a game & show him at an early age the historical significance of each sport and of each team is uplifting. From the Bears to the White Sox to the Blackhawks to the Bulls, he was in awe of them all. When asked if we had another baseball team we could go see, I couldn't lie to my son, I told him the truth....No. Having an opportunity to meet players, observe the monuments & statues at these great stadiums was amazing & memorable in its own right. To get away, w/ my son and be able to block out outside noise, problems, & internal ailments is what was truly priceless. Even if it was for only a few hours. Saying Thank You & being grateful doesn't do it justice neither. The aforementioned nonprofit is second to none in what they do. And hope many more Veterans can take advantage of this great nonprofit and most importantly thanks to the donors. Please keep donating. Without them there wouldn't be a nonprofit to write a review about. USAF Veteran

Client Served

Rating: 5

I love Vets Tix but lately it has been too complicating and confusing to download tickets. Us retired veterans may not have caught up with new technology and that hampers me personally. I was accepted to get tickets for Oct 1 Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison tribute but can't seem to get the tickets downloaded to my phone (separate from my government email account. Somehow I got it to work last time I had to go electronic but this time I am not. So I will go to the event without a ticket and then when I don't officially go then I will be banned from using Vets Tix for awhile. Just doesn't seem fair for us older veterans.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Vet Tix provided me with 4 tickets to Michigan State University Vs Indiana this pas weekend. took my wife and our two closest friends and had a blast! First college football game i have ever attended and i can't wait to go back again. Thank you Vet Tix for all that you do.

Joseph M.6

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a great service! It allows me and my family to be able to enjoy some of the fun aspects of life we normally couldn't afford and is a HUGE boost to my moral and allows me to associate and meet other vets attending these events with me! You guys ROCK!

Jasen E.

Client Served

Rating: 5

VETIX has alowed me to connect with other veterans in my area and enjoy events that I would otherwise miss.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've received tickets for 3 or more events now and I love the ease of use and wide variety of choices.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've been part of VetTix for a few years now and because of them, my family and I have gotten to experience a lot of "first times".

My husband and I got the chance to go to our first college football game ((Go Mountaineers!)). I also got the privilege of taking my 40 year old husband to his very first concert ((Shinedown and Papa Roach!)) recently and him, myself and my daughter had an absolute blast. A couple years ago I was able to attend a Tim McGraw concert with two buddies from the unit I had deployed to Iraq with but hadn't seen in ten years. While at these different events I even get the chance to make new connections and hang out with other fellow service members.

I never had the ability to go to neat events like concerts and football game before but because of the hard work, effort and care VetTix ((as well as their sponsors and many donators!)) puts into their organization, I've been able to expand my adventures. I'm immensely grateful to VetTix for this and utterly humbled at everything they do for Service Members, Veterans and their families.

Drosales

Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing organization that supplies our vets with the opportunity to enjoy themselves and socialize.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Not many places still make veterans feel appreciated after there service but this site definitely helps with that. What they do is amazing and it is much appreciated.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Having the opportunity to go out with my husband and friends has helped our family to bond and begin to make some friends which has not been the case for a very long time. It feels great to know that people still value military service when there are times that my husband actually feels somewhat ashamed that he didn't "do enough" in his 20 years in the Air Force. PTS does not show up easily, but knowing that there are other veterans attending the same events may have experienced what he has helps.

Aaron 'Suds' C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

VetTix is an awesome organization! They provide opportunities to vets to see all types of entertainment, including sports, concerts, comedy shows, plays and many many more! They enable veterans to share quality time with their family at events they can all enjoy! Simply awesome! Thank you to all who make this possible for our veterans!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Recent benefactor of the Vet Tix organization. It is a wonderful organization that has allowed me , family and friends to attend events that might have been out of reach financially. It is definitely a great gift back to me as an Army Veteran. It also allows me to meet and network with other Veterans at these events With much gratitude, I appreciate Vet Tix for what they do

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is an absolutely amazing non profit and we are so thankful! We have been able to do more now that vettix is here to offer tickets! Thank you so much!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Vet Tix has changed my life! They are absolutely amazing and I am so thankful for such an amazing team that supports my service that I gave to my country.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a recent military retiree who just recently found out about the Vet Tix program. Through this program I have been able to see concerts and events in the Chicago community that I otherwise would not have had the opportunity to. This is a great program that gives back to the military community and I am truly appreciative of the support this program provides.

James H.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great company that is a great way to gain some quality time with your family.
We have been to a few events that I would never have known about if not for vet tix.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I haven’t been able to go to a concert for years. Last week I was able to go see Bob Seger with my wife. From the people tha we’re sitting close to us it seemed like Veteran Tickets Foundation had bought a section for us Veterans.

Thank you very much Vet Tix you are a great organization.

Rebecca L.7

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks to VetTix I have been able to spend an amazing amount of quality time with friends and family. The support of having events to share with them is priceless. I appreciate every moment of the experiences I’ve been selected to attend and I cannot express how much sharing them with others in my life means to me. Thanks to the staff that works so hard to secure great event tickets and makes these experiences possible for vets like me!

Liz L.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization and those individuals and organizations who donate to it have got me out of my comfort zone, I didn't attend a lot of events due to costs and isolation, but with Vettix I'm forced out of my comfort zone and I get to have fun, I'm always glad I joined the event, whatever it is and I'm incredibly grateful to vet tix for the bonding I've been able to do with my friends as well as just growing as a person because I'm not isolating myself in my home. Thank you!

Brian C.6

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have had several tickets to several shows and it has given me opportunity to take fellow veterans that never been to a concert. Thank you Vet Tix and thank you all who donate.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks to this organization I have been able to take my children and wife to events that we otherwise would never be able to afford. Being a part of this makes me feel so proud of our country and her citizens who are doing so much to show their appreciation to veterans. Thank you!

Sean Michael W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Vettix has created something special. Dealing with anxiety and depression is not easy. Secluding myself from social interactions has become a norm. It feels amazing to be able to get out of the house from time to time and do something fun. It’s at almost no cost to the veterans at all.