Donating Tickets To Those Who Served

Donating your tickets to our law enforcement officers, firefighters, EMTs, and paramedics is easy. Just read over this page. The directions and links to donate are below.

What is 1st Tix

1st Tix is a program of the Veteran Tickets Foundation (Vet Tix), a national 501c3 nonprofit. The 1st Tix mission is to provide tickets to sporting events, concerts, performing arts, and family activities in appreciation for our 1st responders service to their communities. We strive to show community support, improve mental welfare and enrich the lives of our 1st Responders.

Who We Serve

We serve current and retired law enforcement officers, firefighters (including volunteers), EMTs, and paramedics. Since 2008, we have given out over 9.7 million tickets and are active in all 50 states!

How Attending Events Helps

Receiving tickets for their service lets our law enforcement, firefighters, and paramedics know that their community supports their profession.

We know that strong family bonds and community support are essential tools for 1st responders as they navigate through their dangerous and often traumatic professions. Positive social support buffers against stress and is associated with better psychological and physical functioning. Attending events initiates positive social interactions helping to foster and maintain meaningful relationships. Having a strong social network also protects against isolating tendencies which can increase depression and anxiety symptoms.

1st Tix offers such a diverse range of events that it is easy and appealing for 1st responders to use our services, regardless of age or physical ability. We make it possible for retired responders to take their grandchildren to Disney on Ice, for a family to enjoy an afternoon together cheering on their local team or to experience to magic of the Nutcracker ballet. Vet Tix offers multiple tickets allowing 1st responders to go with family and other responders. Repeated experiences at a range of events helps veterans build a better social structure, both within their families and their communities. The overall result is a higher quality of life.

 

Why do our donors love us?

1st Tix provides a rewarding and simple way for donors to give back!

1st Tix enriches 1st responders' lives, but we are also a benefit to donors. Since 1st Tix is part of Veteran Tickets Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit foundation, individual ticket holders and businesses can receive tax deductions for their donations.

The 1st Tix system is transparent. We are independently GAAP audited and have been at 96.5% to program or above each year. Venues, artists, teams know that their tickets are used by 1st responders. Our verification system ensures that only qualified people get access to tickets and discounts. We provide easy methods to donate shipped, will-call, print at home, or mobile delivery, with complete tracking along the process.

Donate Tickets

How the Donation Process Works

  1. Choose the donation type below.
  2. Once we receive the donated tickets, we will enter them into our system and issue you an in-kind receipt.
  3. After the event has taken place, we will send you an email with a link to feedback messages from the responders that went to the event.

All ticket donations must be made through Vettix.org. If you have special distribution requirements, please include instructions with your donation.

If you have previously donated tickets, please contact your rep directly via email.

Feedback

Click To Read More Feedback from 2018 Pinstripe Bowl
Brett Posted:
We had a great time at the game with an awesome view. The kids were happy and it was much warmer this year. Had a chance to meet other Veterans in our section and thought it would be cool to take a group photo. We had every branch in the photo with the exception of the Coast Guard. Thank you very much to the New York Yankees for allowing us to have a good night out with family and new friends. Thank you Vettix!!
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Click To Read More Feedback from American Girl Live!
Miller Posted:
I would like to say a HUGE thank you to the individual donors and Vet Tix that made this evening possible. It was a fantastic show, and we had an absolute blast.
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Click To Read More Feedback from Kelly Clarkson: Meaning Of Life Tour
Dennis and Angel Posted:
To Vettix, Messina Touring Group and Kelly Clarkson, I would like to give many thanks to you all for making my daughters night. This was her first concert ever and she had the time of her life. I watched my little girl sing and dance to some amazing music and atmosphere. The tickets were amazing and the people were as well. They brought my daughter to the front where Kelly Clarkson acknowledged her. All night long she could not stop talking about Kelly “waving” at her. Kelly, thank you so much for making my little girl the happiest 11 yr old in the world for 3 hours yesterday. We will keep this memory for the rest of our lives. Vettix and Messina Touring Group, if it wasn’t for you, this night would have not been possible. Please never stop making lives for veterans and their families just a little bit happier. You all have no idea what it means to us. God Bless you all and again Thank you!! Many Blessings to you all, Dennis and Angel.
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