Program provides tickets to members of the military, Veterans and families of fallen heroes
In 2014, Dover International Speedway released its Reward Our Troops Program, a ticket donation program that provides individual ticket purchasers or businesses the opportunity to make a contribution toward sending an active member of the military, a veteran or family members of our fallen heroes to a Sunday NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Monster Mile.
Partnering with the Veteran Tickets Foundation, the Speedway offers each person who purchases tickets to a Sunday race at the Monster Mile the chance to make a monetary donation of their choosing that goes toward a ticket in the Reward Our Troops Program. The Veteran Tickets Foundation will then distribute tickets through www.VetTix.org, free of charge, to the brave men and women that make up our military, and their families.
“We’re proud to work with race fans to give back to our active military, veterans and the families of those that made the ultimate sacrifice,” said Mike Tatoian, president and CEO of Dover Motorsports, Inc. “Giving these servicemen and women, along with their families, a fun day at the track is just one small way we can show our appreciation for all they’ve done for us.”
In addition to individual ticket buyers, businesses also have the opportunity to participate in three tiers — donating 10 tickets for $400, 25 tickets for $1,000 or 65 tickets for $2,600.
Anyone that makes a donation is eligible for a tax write-off, and will receive thank you notes from the military and photos from the event. In addition, individuals and companies that donate will be recognized on VetTix.org and DoverSpeedway.com.
The list of 2014 donors included:
- Little Caesar’s Pizza of Seaford, Milford and Dover
- Energizer Personal Care
- Professional Sports Publications
- Delmarva Cleaning and Maintenance
- DJ’s Food Service
NASCAR returns to Dover International Speedway May 28-31 for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
For tickets or more information, call 800-441-RACE or click here. You can also keep up with the Monster Mile at Facebook.com/DoverInternationalSpeedway, or on Twitter at @MonsterMile and Instagram at @MonsterMile.
About the Veteran Tickets Foundation
Veteran Tickets Foundation (Vet Tix) is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation supporting our military community. Vet Tix provides free event tickets to currently serving military, veterans and family members of those killed in action to sporting events, concerts, performing arts and family activities. Our military and veterans experience many difficult transitions as they reintegrate into their families, communities, and eventually, into civilian life. Attending events improves morale, strengthens family bonds through shared interests and encourages service members to stay engaged with local communities and American life. In gratitude for their service and to support their reintegration, Vet Tix is dedicated to giving back to those who gave us so much. For more information please visit VetTix.org. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.