Halifax, Nova Scotia- The Thunderbirds are proud to announce a partnership with VETS Canada for the 2019-2020 season. Veterans Emergency Transition Services is a federally registered non-profit charity committed to helping homeless and at-risk veterans reintegrate into civilian life. VETS Canada is primarily volunteer-based with a network of 135,000 people across 18 cities in Canada.
“The Thunderbirds are proud to support a great organization like VETS Canada,” said Thunderbirds President and CEO John Catalano. “We look forward to working with VETS Canada to provide vital resources and assistance to Veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces and the RCMP”
With this partnership, VETS Canada will sponsor special Military Season Ticket pricing (15% off for DND members, veterans, reservists), as a way to give back to the Military community populating Nova Scotia. The discount will be available for all BLUE level seating, and can be combined with the Thunderbirds Family Section Kids pricing.
VETS Canada will be the primary sponsor of the Thunderbirds Military Appreciation Night to be announced at a later date. On this night the Thunderbirds will wear special military-themed jerseys to be be auctioned off with net proceeds going to VETS Canada. The Thunderbirds will also donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of special military- themed apparel, 50/50, and ticket sales to VETS Canada.
“We are extremely excited to be joining forces with the Halifax Thunderbirds,” said Jim Lowther, VETS Canada, President and, Co-founder. “Their dedication to supporting military and Veterans in their community is inspiring and a privilege to be a part of.”
With such a large military community in Halifax it’s crucial to partner with a national charity whose aim is to provide immediate, on the ground support to Veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP who are homeless, at risk of becoming homeless or otherwise in crisis. Approaching the decade mark of service, hundreds of military members have been impacted across the country through the services provided by the thousands of volunteers in each province.
VETS Canada has have relied on a unique model of peer-support while dedicating themselves to addressing emergency needs and providing life-saving aid for thousands of vets. In 2014, VETS Canada was awarded a contract by Veterans Affairs Canada whereby they are now approved Veterans Affairs Service Providers in the field of homeless and in-crisis veteran outreach.
“This partnership is a wonderful opportunity for us to raise awareness about the struggles faced by many Veterans and to shine a spotlight on our efforts to help combat those struggles,”
said Lowther. “Together, we believe, we can build a better community.”
The Halifax Thunderbirds, one of the newest expansion locations in the National Lacrosse League, brings a championship caliber organization and professional lacrosse to Nova Scotia. Season ticket memberships are now on sale at halifaxthunderbirds.com or by texting or calling 902-334-2333 and include exclusive benefits such as special team access and VIP events. Fans can follow the team on social media @HFXThunderbirds to receive behind the scenes access as the team prepares to start its nine-game home season at the Scotiabank Centre this December.
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