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Veteran Tickets Foundation and Merging Vets and Players Partner to Serve the Military and Veteran Community | New

Two leading non-profit organizations, Veteran Tickets Foundation (Vet Tix) and Merging Vets and Players (MVP) have officially partnered to raise awareness of their respective missions and advance their shared goal of providing serving military and veterans resources and support to help fighters achieve and maintain a more positive lifestyle.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 2, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Two leading nonprofit organizations, Veteran Tickets Foundation (Vet Tix) and Merging Vets and Players (MVP) have officially partnered to raise awareness of their respective missions and advance their common goal: to provide serving military members, and combat veterans with resources and support to help them achieve and maintain a more positive lifestyle. Vet Tix provides its members with free tickets to sporting events, concerts, and various other live events as a way of thanking them for their service and sacrifice to our country and communities. MVP provides a peer-to-peer support community for veterans and former professional athletes to help each other through the challenges of transitioning once out of uniform after service/sport. MVP is a free weekly program that brings these two groups together to work physically, mentally and emotionally as individuals and as a team.

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“We are thrilled to partner with VetTix. MVP is a peer-to-peer support community; while we focus on the program, we strongly advocate for members to be active throughout the week between MVP groups. A partner like VetTix further enables current and potential members to develop a deeper connection with each other, family and friends, creating a path that leads to healing in all aspects.” – Nate BoyerCo-Founder, Fusion of Veterans and Players

“We are thrilled to partner with MVP,” said Mike Focareto III, Vet Tix founder, CEO and U.S. Navy veteran. “Attending events through Vet Tix not only provides opportunities for engagement and lifelong memories, attending these events with combat buddies is a great way to build camaraderie and ease the challenges of service transition. military while improving the quality of life for our VetTixers, reinforcing that they are not alone. Partnering with MVP will introduce resources to VetTixers while continuing to provide them with memorable experiences. We care deeply about recognizing the mental needs and our veterans and are thrilled to connect them to the motivational programs and leaders of MVP.”

About the Veterans Ticket Foundation

Veteran Tickets Foundation (Vet Tix), a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides free tickets to sporting events, concerts, performing arts, and family activities to serving military, veterans of all eras and the immediate family of those killed in action. Since 2008, Vet Tix has provided over 12 million free event tickets to over 1.9 million members. In 2018, Vet Tix launched 1st Tix, which provides the same benefit to our nation’s first responders, including current and retired law enforcement officers, firefighters, and paramedics. These events help service members, veterans, and first responders reduce stress, strengthen family bonds, create lasting memories, and encourage them to stay engaged in American life and their local communities. Vet Tix dedicates over 95% of its revenue to its programs, making sure to give back to those who have given so much. Visit VetTix.org and 1stTix.org to learn more.

About Veterans and Players Merging

Merging Vets and Players (MVP) was established in 2015 by Jay Glazer (NFL Insider/Analyst) and Nate Boyer (Army Green Beret / NFL Alumni) to address the similar challenges faced by combat veterans and former professional athletes when the uniform comes off. Through weekly sessions comprised of fitness and peer support, MVP is a community that allows members to lean on each other while navigating the maze of transition, creating a new team of accountability and of confidence. Sessions consist of a 30-45 minute workout followed by The Huddle, an hour of peer support to remind each other of their strength, even when it doesn’t seem clear. This is where members share their challenges in transition and offer each other support, resources and connection. MVP trains our veterans and athletes to be PROUD OF THEIR SCARS and to use what they’ve experienced on the battlefield, the playing field and the cage to EMPOWER them through the transition. We are not running away from mental health issues; we approach them as a team.

MVP currently operates seven in-person chapters (Los Angeles, Vegas, Chicago, Atlanta, New York, Seattle, dallas) and two virtual options (Zooms West & East Coast). Since 2015, our program has reached over 2,000 veterans and former professional athletes and averages over 10,000 hours of programming per year. MVP has had a positive impact on its members physically, emotionally and mentally, with members achieving significant milestones on their journey to recovery including weight loss, transitioning from homelessness, mental health, careers and, among others, the successes. To learn more, visit http://www.vetsandplayers.org.

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SOURCE Veterans Ticket Foundation