Rams, Boeing giving away 1,500 tickets to military for New York Jets game

Rams, Boeing giving away 1,500 tickets to military for New York Jets game

From (L to R): Mark Bass, vice president and general manager for Boeing’s Maintenance, Modifications & Upgrades division, Christine Trotter, development director, USO of Missouri, and Jeff Fisher, Rams Head Coach.

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on October 12, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 12 at 2:28 PM

ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Rams and Boeing are providing 1,500 tickets to military members and their families for the November 18 games against the New York Jets at the Edward Jones Dome.

That game is being dubbed as military appreciation game.

“Boeing has a long-standing commitment to supporting members of the military and their families,” said Mark Bass, vice president and general manager for Boeing’s Maintenance, Modifications & Upgrades division. “Partnering with the Rams and the USO is one way to show our gratitude to those who have served and continue to serve our country. We hope that Boeing’s support will inspire others to do the same.”

Rams head coach Jeff Fisher made the announcement during his press conference Friday.

Fisher has a long commitment to the military. In 2009, he participated in a USO Tour to visit the troops in the Persian Gulf.

Last year, Coach Fisher climbed Mt.  Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa to raise funds and awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to honor and empower injured service members.

The partnership with Boeing is another extension of the Rams recognition of the nation’s military and veterans.

“We are pleased to join forces with Boeing and the USO to show our gratitude and appreciation for the men and women who serve our country,” said Fisher. “During the team walk through at Scott Air Force Base earlier this season, I told the airmen that we defend the goal line on Sundays; they defend our country every single day and for that we are eternally grateful.  Our hope is that these tickets will allow military members and their families an opportunity to experience one of the many freedoms made possible by their service.”

The Rams and Boeing are also making tickets available to military members and their families as well as veterans at a discounted price for the November 18 game.

To purchase tickets, military members can click here.

 

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