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At Tickets.com, we believe that experience is everything, and through our latest T.Cares initiative we partnered with military charitable organization, Vet Tix to provide one very deserving US Marine Corps veteran with a day to remember.
Ryan Taylor served in the US Marine Corps from 2002 – 2006. As a lifelong Detroit Tigers fan, Ryan’s dedication to his military career meant opportunities to watch live games had been few and far between, so we got together with Vet Tix to treat Ryan to a VIP experience at Comerica Park this Summer as the Tigers took on the New York Yankees.
Vet Tix supports troops by honoring their service and providing positive family and life experiences. They work with currently-serving military, veterans and immediate family of troops killed in action to build life-long memories and encourage service members and veterans to stay engaged with local communities and American life. Since launching in 2008, Vet Tix has given out almost 4 million tickets to individuals across the U.S.
For Ryan and his three friends, securing great tickets to cheer on their #1 team was only the start of it; they received a scoreboard message and swag bags, and even went on the field for Batting Practice, only to be invited back to play catch with the players, accompanied by Tickets.com President & CEO Joe Choti and Tigers’ Senior Director of Ticket Services Grant Anderson.
Despite the Yankees winning the game 10-2, the result was clearly outshone by the once-in-a-lifetime experience Ryan and his friends enjoyed that day: “The experience was truly one of a kind, shows that there are people out there who still care. That was something that I won’t soon forget, makes me want to do more to give back to other veterans. Thank you VetTix for an incredible night! We were able to go on the field at Comerica Park, meet some of the players, and even play catch on the field! Thank you!!” ” -Ryan Taylor, MSHROD
Tickets.com President & CEO Joe Choti said: “It was a fantastic day at Comerica Park and we are proud to be able to work with such an amazing organization as Vet Tix to give something back to individuals like Ryan, who have spent so much of their lives putting others first. The T.Cares program is a huge part of who we are and what we do at Tickets.com, and we can’t wait to deliver our next awesome experiences to deserving individuals and communities.”
To find out more information about Vet Tix, visit www.vettix.org.