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 9.4 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 Miranda Lambert Livin Like Hippies Tour
Joel Posted:
Thank you so much for the tickets to the Miranda Lambert concert!! I was able to bring my wife and 2 daughters! It was extra special because it was my daughters first concert and they LOVE Miranda!!! Thanks again!!!
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Click To Read More Feedback from 2019 Traxxas Monster Truck Tour - 7: 30 PM Show
Michael Posted:
Thanx so much for the tickets to the monster truck show in Montgomery Alabama, my boys and I had an awesome time. I especially appreciated how the MC asked all current and retired military to stand and be recognized for their service.
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Click To Read More Feedback from Washington Capitals vs. Toronto Maple Leafs - NHL
Justin Posted:
I was given the opportunity to go to my first NHL game with both my father and my son. It was the first game for us all and wouldn't have been possible without VetTix. My father being a Vietnam Vet, and seeing how people are doing things to enhance the lives of veterans made him very happy. This was a great bonding experience and great time for us all and no words could possibly explain how much fun we had. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
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