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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 9.5 Million Tickets Distributed valued over $442 Million!!!
2020 - 713,106 tickets given away with a face value of $32,259,385.60
2019 - 2,959,735 tickets given away with a face value of $151,182,523.43
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 750,000 families served through 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

2944 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My wife and I have been too many concerts and events, for free. We've done so due to VETTIX and it's generous benefactors. We have had a variety of seats at entertainment venues around the country. Every seat is perfect. I have recommended this organization to many veterans like myself, and some have taken the step to pick up a part of this organization. Ones who have can't thank VETTIX enough! As a veteran, if you are not a part of this organization, you need to be. They are fantastic!

Client Served

Rating: 5

VetTix has been amazing for my family. It has allowed us to see some shows that we would never have been able to before. The service is first class, the offers are a testament to what a worthwhile organization with proper support can do for those who offered so much. Thank you is not enough but it is what I have to offer. Thank you!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I love what vettix does for the vets. Sometimes it's the little things that can make a world of difference. What a way for the donaters to show their appreciation to those who have served.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks to VetTix I am enjoying many events that a retired disabled veteran could not otherwise afford to attend. VetTix and the kind contributions of the donate have put some fun back into my life.

Jimmy A.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

A-number 1 organization for military veterans and first responders! I have been exposed to more affordable cultural happenings locally than ever before. It is also a great opportunity to meet other vets/active duty personnel all the while spending quality family time. Thank you VetTix and all the Sonora

Bryan T.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Vettix is an amazing organization that provides veterans & their families opportunities to go to events. It has definitely been a help in our family.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have not gotten any tickets through them, as of yet, but they are doing a tremendous service for the men and women of our great Country.

Donor

Rating: 5

Outstanding organization for us! They really come through and deliver.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great organization! Have been able to share great moments with my family at events that allow us to bond and spend quality time. Even during the 2018-19 government shutdown, VetTix allowed me to enjoy a night out with my family without feeling the struggle of not being paid!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They really have been amazing at updating you on current lotteries. My wife and I have gone to 2 out of the 3 we have requested so far so it is awesome when you win an event. This organization really is allowing our family to attend events that we wouldn’t normally because of finances

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Vettix.org has been amazing. I have done alot of first because of vettix.org. I have done things I would have never done in the past. I truly enjoy vettix.org and I am truly happy that I found out about vettix.org thru one of my co-workers at the time. It had been amazing. It has helped me come out of my shell sort of speak. I was very limited in what I would do and where I would go. Vettix.org helped me get out of the house. Thank you very much vettix.org.

Ray S.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is one of the best organizations. It has helped me physically and mentally. Thank you.

Tonya Mercer S.

Client Served

Rating: 4

We experienced a much needed and amazing concert together as a family, thanks to Vet Tix!! What an amazing organization and idea!! We hope more people and more venues support Vet Tix! We only wish we had closer seats available through Vet Tix.
Thank you for helping us create wonderful family memories!

A Ron W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We were lucky to get 3 tickets for a rare family night out. This organization is the best.

Client Served

Rating: 5

VetTix has provided some awesome family outings. Now that we have two children, its easy for one of us to stay home with the baby while the other has a date with our older daughter. We can't wait til our son is old enough to enjoy a show too. Thanks so much!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Vet Tix has made possible some great outings for my family; events we would otherwise have missed. Going to watch my Oklahoma State Cowboys beat Kansas tomorrow: GO POKES! Thanks! Don Sander

Client Served

Rating: 5

Vet Tix is an outstanding organization.
I have attended several events with other Veterans, that my fixed income would have prevented me from attending. Thank you to Vet Tix, and those who support them for making this possible.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have attended three events so far and they have been great tickets. Absolutely no problem with delivery of the tickets. I'm so glad I found out about Vet Tix! Thank you to all of the donors!

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Client Served

Rating: 4

An awesome organization that I am more than glad to be affiliated with. The opportunity to attend events that I would not normally see is great. I am glad that Vet Tix is there to support Veterans and especially my family. Some of the events are priced pretty high and that is a determining factor if we attend or do not attend. With Vet Tix I have a better chance of taking my family to a show of interest. The lottery format is a great way to get in on a limited number of tickets. I realize that some events have a higher interest than others, given that higher call for tickets you still have a great chance at catching a local event at a great price. I wish I would have known about Vet Tix earlier than I did. I am glad to spread the word to other prior military members. Keep up the great and positive work.

Kelly F.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

1rstTix has been amazing for my family. It has allowed us to see some shows that we would never have been able to before. Thanks!

Ben H.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've used Vet Tix for several things from concerts to sporting events. They have been a great organization to work with.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have taken advantage of donated tickets twice from this organization and my family and I had a great time.

Garcia D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization has made it possible to attend events like the Casting Crowns concert. It was a great night of worship!

Client Served

Rating: 5

VetTiX has allowed myself and my family to attend popular events I would normally not have access to. They keep veterans like myself, engaged in the community through social, community and sporting events. VetTiX is definitely worth it.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I greatly appreciate the opportunities Vet Tix and their donors give me and my family to attend events that wouldn't otherwise be able to.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great organization my family has enjoyed so many events that we would not have had the opportunity to attend

THANKS VETTIX

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great organization, great outreach, thanks for everything.

Robert T.4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Love Vet-Tix! As a veteran, its great to get out and meet other veterans and helps reshape some memories which is good for the soul!

Sam D.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Vet Tix has been a great organization, from them I have been able to shows, games, and events that would never been possible, it is a great organization.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Vettix is awesome. They make it easy to take my wife out on a nice date to a concert or take the family to see bull riding. Love using them and they are awesome.

Kevin and Angela Foster

Client Served

Rating: 5

Sign up is easy. Organization has great opportunities for Vets that aren't available anywhere else. Organization works with amazing donors to supply tickets to Veterans. We were about to get tickets to a local concert and attend. It was great. Thanks to the organization and donors.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great resource. What could be better than free tickets to events I want to go to! Tickets are easy to download or can be conveniently picked up at will call.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Vet Tix / 1st Tix is a welcome encouragement to those who put others first for a living. Thank you!

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a US military veteran, Vettix.org has helped me and my family go to concerts and events free of charge. This is a wonderful organization and they help so many veterans get out and socialize, which is hard for many veterans to do. I highly recommend Vettix.org as a great charity and a great service to our veterans. Thank you so very much !!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Vet Tix does a great thing by helping veterans who might not have certain opportunities and allowing individuals and organizations give back to those who have served their country.

Client Served

Rating: 5

i have been to a few events through VetTix.org. I'm so grateful for them. They have given me the opportunity to attend events that I would not have been able to afford. VetTix is a class act. Thank you VetTix and all the donors who make it possible for myself and my fellow veterans.

1 Trish Marin D.

Client Served

Rating: 4

I've have been to two events in the past year and very pleased with the whole process and events themselves. I recommend Vettix to all my fellow Veteran family and friends. I have not been disappointed with my experience or the events and look forward to attending more in the future. Thank you Vettix for allowing the opportunity for myself and fellow vets to attend events that would otherwise be unattainable due to cost.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This group has made so many events possible for me and my family to attend! I'm grateful for everything they do for our veterans and our community!

Client Served

Rating: 5

They've been great to me and my family! I'm a veteran that have been truly blessed by their organization.

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Client Served

Rating: 1

Would be awesome if a 21 year combat vet could actually use this. We have several here that laugh because you can’t get the IDme site to actually work and allow us to get into the program. We would all like to say “Thanks for nothing”!

Comments ( 1 )

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Vet Tix 11/12/2019

We appreciate your taking the time to review... Sorry for your issues with id.me. Hopefully, you can work it out with them to get your verification working. Seems odd as they are VA approved and used by them and you are a 21 year combat Vet. We have heard issues with this before and it usually has something to do with your credit reports being locked by you and it also being associated with your DOD record. We use id.me because we decided its best for our mission and member integrity because of all the attempts of stolen valor.

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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.

1 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!

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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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Vet tix is a great organization thank has helped me and my family enjoy events that we would have not been able to without them. Thanks for making memories.

Client Served

Rating: 5

VetTix is the best! Very grateful for the opportunities provided:)

Client Served

Rating: 5

VetTix has made a big change in my life. By offering free tickets to events, they got my out and about instead of holed up at home. I can’t thank you enough.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My wife and I have had the opportunity to go to different concerts because of our adopted daughter and Vet tix. In fact, it was our daughter who turned me on to Vet Tix in the first place! I am still checking things out, but I expect to be able to get some tickets soon; then I’ll write another review. Thank you Vet Tix!

Doug G.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a veteran and member of the Vet Tix, I can say this is an outstanding group of people that make a site that is fantastic for veteran members. I check daily and always inter4ested in what some outstanding donor has contributed or what some agency has contributed to uplift and provide a venue for our countries heroes.