September 12, 2017

Athletics Department Partners with Veteran Tickets Foundation


Sept. 12, 2017

Sept. 11, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio State Department of Athletics will begin a partnership with the Veteran Tickets Foundation (Vet Tix) in 2017-18 to allow season ticket holders in all athletics ticketed events to donate their extra or otherwise unused tickets to United States veterans and their families.

Vet Tix has served the military community since 2008 with resources and opportunity for reintegration through community-based events. Through the Tickets for Troops program, veterans, service members and families of those killed in action can sign up to receive free tickets to sporting events, concerts, the performing arts as well as many other community and family events nationwide. Since its founding, Vet Tix has distributed more than 3.2 million tickets to more than 600,000 verified VetTix-ers. Vet Tix is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation, and all contributions are tax deductible.

Beginning September 11, 2017, Ohio State ticket holders will be able to donate tickets electronically through their online Ohio State Buckeyes ticket account. Those who opt to donate tickets will receive a receipt for tax purposes directly from the Veteran Tickets Foundation.

For Ohio State ticket information, visit

About Veteran Tickets Foundation (Vet Tix)
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. 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 so much. Visit to learn more.

How to Donate Your Tickets To VetTix:
1. CLICK HERE to log into your Ohio State Buckeyes Ticket Account
2. Select “Manage My Tickets”
3. Choose the game you wish to donate your tickets for
4. Click the “Donate to Charity” option
5. Select the seats you wish to donate
6. Click “Donate”

Once the process has been completed, you will receive an “In Kind Gift Receipt” from VetTix for the tickets that were donated. All contributions made to the organization are deductible under section 170 of the IRS Code. For more information on the Veteran Ticket Foundation, please visit their website at

About Ohio State Athletics
The Ohio State University Department of Athletics sponsors 36 fully funded varsity teams — 17 for women, 16 for men and three co-educational. The department is committed to providing its more than 1,000 student-athletes with the finest in academic and athletics support in order to ensure a quality and life-enhancing experience. The Department of Athletics is completely self-supporting and receives no university monies, tax dollars or student fees.