Racing Louisville FC and Louisville City FC have partnered with the Veteran Tickets Foundation to honor service members and first responders with admission to a pair of upcoming games.
In conjunction with the clubs’ Community Heroes nights at Lynn Family Stadium, fans can purchase a discounted ticket to Racing’s Saturday matchup with Portland Thorns FC or LouCity’s July 17 game versus Atlanta United 2.
That ticket will then be transferred to VetTix, and the club will match every contribution with an additional ticket going free to a service member, first responder and their families.
VetTix, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit named among America’s Best Charities, provides tickets to events which reduce stress, strengthen family bonds, build life-long memories and encourage service members and veterans to stay engaged with local communities and American life.
“We’ve successfully partnered with VetTix in the past, and it’s exciting to do it again in helping welcome some local heroes to Lynn Family Stadium,” said Dave Walkovic, the clubs’ director of ticket sales.
The organization works with all branches of the military, involving active service members, veterans and families of troops killed in action. Powered by VetTix, 1st Tix was more recently launched to similarly support active and retired law enforcement officers, firefighters, EMTs, nurses and 911 dispatchers.
Racing, the NWSL expansion club playing its inaugural season in the world’s top women’s soccer league, hosts Portland at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. LouCity, the two-time USL Championship title winner, plays its Community Heroes night game at the same time on July 17.