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Syracuse Athletics Military Pass Offers Free Tickets for Veterans, Active Duty Military
The Syracuse University Athletics Department Military Appreciation Program, presented by SEFCU, will once again offer the Military Pass, which provides veterans and active duty military two complimentary tickets to a home football game each month of the season.
The Military Pass is part of Chancellor Kent Syverud’s plan to make Syracuse University “the best place for veterans,” a commitment he verbalized during his 2014 inauguration remarks.
“We celebrate honoring all veterans and active duty military throughout the year,” says Syracuse Director of Athletics John Wildhack. “The Military Pass is one way to demonstrate our respect and appreciation for those who defend our freedom. Syracuse University is a leader in supporting veterans and military families. The athletics department will continue to play an active role in this initiative.”
The Military Pass offers veterans two complimentary tickets to the Sept. 9 game against Middle Tennessee and the Oct. 7 game against Pittsburgh during Homecoming Weekend. On Nov. 11, veterans and active duty military can take advantage of four free tickets to the Syracuse game against Wake Forest on Military Appreciation Day, presented by SEFCU. The event will celebrate all service members with activities prior to and throughout the game.
The Military Pass complimentary tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis and must be requested at least five days prior to the game. Veterans and active duty military should register at www.cuse.com/military to reserve tickets, and are encouraged to read the FAQs for more information on how the tickets will be delivered.
If the complimentary ticket allotment is exhausted at the time of request, veterans and active duty military will be offered discounted tickets ($10 per ticket; up to four tickets) for another section. The $10 ticket offer for veterans and active duty military is available for all home games in 2017. A valid military ID must be presented when purchasing these discounted tickets and can only be claimed once games open 90 minutes prior to kickoff.
All Orange fans are invited to show their support for veterans and active duty military through the ‘Cuse for the Troops program by sponsoring a military member’s ticket for Military Appreciation Day when Syracuse hosts Wake Forest on Veterans Day (Nov. 11). The first 500 tickets for the ‘Cuse for the Troops program are sponsored by SEFCU. More details on how to donate tickets is available here: www.cuse.com/military.