Greg Carroccio

Union to honor military members with Tickets for Troops, Presented by Boeing

Chester, PA (August 3, 2011) – Philadelphia Union’s next home game against the Houston Dynamo this Saturday, August 6, will be highlighted by Tickets for Troops, Presented by Boeing.

Fans are encouraged to donate tickets to active members of the military, veterans and their families by visiting and using promo code TROOPS to purchase Endline or Sideline tickets.

All donations of 15 tickets or more will be matched by the Union. Companies or individuals choosing to donate 15 or more tickets will receive video board recognition, two complimentary tickets, and one invitation to participate in an on-field tribute with military members.

To donate 15 or more tickets, please call 877-21-UNION (877-218-6466). The first 500 tickets donated will include a Union scarf for each recipient.

“We’re thrilled to be honoring members of the military and their families who have sacrificed so much for the good of our country and the global community,” said Union CEO & Operating Partner Nick Sakiewicz. “We hope our fans will join us in taking this opportunity to give back to the true heroes who have dedicated their lives to protecting our freedom and the rights of others in the world.”

“Boeing is honored to support the men and women of the military and our local Philadelphia community through this partnership with Philadelphia Union,” added Jean Chamberlin, Vice President and General Manager of Boeing’s Philadelphia-based Mobility division. “Along with more than 4300 Boeing employees in the Philadelphia region, I thank all active and retired military personal for their service, and encourage Union fans to show their appreciation too by supporting ‘Tickets for Troops.’”

Saturday’s game, airing on 6abc, will kick off at 8:00 p.m. at PPL Park.