MORGANTOWN,W. Va. - On Veterans Day, in recognition of all those who have served in the Unites States Armed Forces, MX Sports Pro Racing and the Veteran Tickets Foundation have announced the renewal of their partnership for the 2019 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. This philanthropic effort will provide military veterans with the opportunity to obtain free admission at each of the 12 scheduled rounds of the world's most prestigious off-road motorcycle racing series. A select number of tickets will be made available for each event at VetTix.org, a national non-profit, non-governmental 501c(3) tax-
MX Sports Pro Racing and the National organizers will donate a total of 50 tickets to Vet Tix for each stop on the schedule, totaling in 600 across all 12 rounds of the championship. Additional donations will also come on behalf of series sponsors. Collectively, these tickets will be made available to both active duty and retired service men and women, and their families, at no cost. Each set of tickets will be made available two weeks prior to each respective round of the season, and can be claimed on a first come, first serve basis through VetTix.org.
"The partnership between Vet Tix and the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship has been incredibly rewarding for all the veterans and veteran families we serve, and we're grateful to have the chance to continue this initiative for the 2019 season," said Brandi Shannon, Chief of Community Relations at Veteran Tickets Foundation. "These races have become some of our most sought-after events, as the donations provide a truly unique opportunity for veterans and their families to share in a one-of-a-kind experience together. Motocross is a family sport and our relationship with MX Sports Pro Racing and the National organizers allows that spirit to be shared with those who put everything on the line to serve their country."
Vet Tix holds valued partnerships with virtually all major sporting leagues and organizations like Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, the National Football League, and National Hockey League. Additionally, Vet Tix's initiatives extend to sports entertainment franchises like the World Wrestling Entertainment and Professional Bull Riders, as well as motorsports organizations like the NHRA and several racetracks that host NASCAR and IndyCar events.
The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship became one of the first prominent motorsports properties in the country to partner with the Veteran Tickets Foundation back in 2012, and will continue to provide support to veterans of the United States Armed Forced for the eighth consecutive year.
"As one of the first motorsports organizations to embrace Vet Tix and its efforts to give back to our service members and their families, the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross is honored to have the chance to show our gratitude for their sacrifices," said MX Sports Pro Racing President Davey Coombs. "Motocross is one of the most communal sports out there, and whether these veterans are current fans or will be witnessing the sport in person for the first time, the opportunity to welcome them into our racing family on any given weekend is a truly special experience we feel fortunate to provide. We hope to foster lasting memories for veterans and their families, and we'll continue to keep this special tradition going for as long as we can."
Based in Phoenix, the Veterans Tickets Foundation was founded in 2008 by U.S. Navy veteran Michael Focareto. The organization has been providing free tickets to veterans and active-duty members of the military, and their families, ever since. Over the course of the past decade, the organization has given away well over a million tickets to veterans nationwide.
All active and retired military veterans can create an account on VetTix.org to receive emails and reminders about when tickets to the 2019 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship become available. Additional information can also be found at VetTix.org.
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