Send Veterans to USMNT vs Mexico

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James Bathgate
on behalf of Edward Rausch
 RIALTO, CA

Facebook:   http://www.fb.com/Tix4Troops
Twitter:   http://www.twitter.com/Tix4TroopsUSA Email: Tix4Troops@gmail.com

On October 10th the United States Mens National Team will take on Mexico in Pasadena, California for the right to play in the 2017 Confederations Cup in Russia. While you may believe that this will be a home game for the United States the truth is that couldn't be any further from the truth. Previous games between the United States and Mexico played in Southern California have been hostile environments for our American team, with Mexico fans coming out to dominate the stadium.  In 2011 in a Gold Cup final that took place at the Rose Bowl Mexican fans easily outnumbered American fans 20 to 1. 

At the same time many of us are strong supporters of our troops in our active military and veterans. We want to thank them for their service in anyway we can. So how do we kill two birds with one stone? We bring our active military and veterans to the game. By partnering with the Veteran Tickets Foundation we'll be able to purchase tickets to the game for active military members, veterans and families of our military who were killed in action.

While this campaign may be getting a lot of support from the American Outlaws this is campaign is about the American People showing their love for our military members. Donations are welcome from any individual or group who would like to participate.





Why should I donate?
Well if supporting your military soldiers and veterans isn't enough, the folks at WorldSoccerShop have agreed to give a free American Outlaws shirt to anyone who donates $100 or more.


How can you help?
First of all, if you can get yourself to the game to support our country do so. If you can't or want to do more donate to this fundraiser to buy tickets for United States Military Veterans to the game. All proceeds from this fundraiser will be donated to the Veteran Tickets Foundation (a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization) to purchase and distribute tickets to veterans.


Who are the Veteran Tickets Foundation?
Veteran Tickets Foundation (Vet Tix) provides FREE event tickets to family members of troops Killed In Action (K.I.A.), our Military and Veterans to sporting events, concerts, performing arts and family activities.

Attending these events reduces stress through entertainment, strengthens family bonds, builds life long memories and encourages service members to stay engaged with American life and local communities.

 Why a $38,044 goal?
Originally, we had a goal of $5,000 goal based on the estimate that tickets will run around $50 each after taxes and TicketMaster charges and $5,000 would bring 100 extra people to the game to support our team in their match against Mexico. Then we had a goal of  $15,000 based on buying 10 rows of 25 seats at $60 per seat.

Now, we've been told the tickets are probably going to be even higher than $60. So we're going to use a $70 ticket price and shoot for 500 tickets. In order to buy 500 tickets after fees and GoFundMe charges at $70 each we'll need a grand total of $38,044.  So that's our new goal.

What about the military members who support Mexico?
While one of the goals of this fundraiser is to bring US supporters to the game, the real goal is to show thanks to the members of our military. It's going to be that some of them are going to support Mexico and if that's their choice we're still going to welcome them with open arms.

Who are we?
We're a group of American Outlaw members who want to make the game against Mexico in Pasadena just feel a bit more like a home game for our team. 

Spread The Word
Let's make sure everyone knows about this campaign. You can help by tweeting at people involved in US Soccer and asking them to share this fundraiser. We're going to keep an updated list of five people we want to target on Twitter to get them to share. Let's tweet at them until they share. The current five targets:

1. Clint Dempsey 
2. Alexi Lalas (DONE)
3. Stuart Holden (DONE)
4. Jürgen Klinsmann (DONE
5. Landon Donovan 

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AO Pittsburgh $950

AO Hartford $915

AO Inland Empire $595

AO Orange County $375


AO Houston $325
AO Las Vegas $290


AO Omaha $250

AO New Haven $250
AO DC $248

AO Buffalo $230

AO Seattle $230

AO Dallas $225


AO Baltimore $220

AO Salt Lake City $200
AO Chicago $198
AO Tucson $196


AO Philly $190
AO Sacramento $175

AO San Jose $170

AO Boston $170

AO Western Mass $150
AO Lincoln $150
AO Long Island $150

AO South Bay $145
AO San Francisco $125

AO Tuscaloosa $125
AO San Gabriel Valley $120

AO Atlanta $120

AO New York City $120

AO San Diego $110
AO Santa Monica $110
AO Denver $105


AO Portland $100
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AO North Jersey $100

AO Long Beach $100

AO Milwaukee $100

AO Charleston $100
AO Lancaster $100

AO Tri-Cities $75

AO Tampa $71

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AO Boca Raton $50

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AO Jackson $50
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AO Little Rock $50
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AO Memphis $50

AO North Vermont $50

AO Sarasota $40


AO Madison $40

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AO Kansas City $30

AO Saratoga $25


AO Indy $25

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AO Bakersfield $20

AO Binghamton $20

AO Iowa City $20

AO Greenville $15

AO Central New Jersey $10


AO Fayetteville $10
Sammers SC – Metropolitan Brigade $10

AO Queen City $10

AO Corpus Christi $10





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The lottery for the tickets is officially open on VetTix!
http://www.vettix.org/event/27241

Also, I'll be closing the survey for the shirts next Saturday morning so I can send off the list to WorldSoccerShop. Please be sure to fill out your information by then.
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T-Shirt Update!

If you donated $100 or more to the campaign you're eligible to receive a free t-shirt from WorldSoccerShop. Please click the link below to fill out a survey with your shirt size information and shipping address.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/T289L7B

Please be sure to use the email you donated with so we can make sure you donated $100 or more.
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We had a meeting with US Soccer today and got all the information about our tickets. Our tickets will be at the $75 level and all be together. This will get us 466 tickets after all the fees from GoFundMe. VetTix is currently working with US Soccer to make payment for those tickets and once they receive the tickets they'll announce them and put them up as available on their site.

I'm also starting the work to get everyone who donated $100 or more a survey to get their size and shipping information.
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With recent rumors that sales for the US tickets for the game will begin shortly we're suspending donations to the campaign so we can assure that all funds will be distributed in time to VetTix to make ticket purchases.

We want to thank everyone who has donated or helped with the campaign in any way for all their help. We'll keep this page up to date with any updates.
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Ronald Chin
49 months ago
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James, great cause - Simultaneously supporting our Vets and our USMNT! Let's make Pasadena a sea of cheering Red White and Blue instead of debris throwing and unsportsmanlike green!

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James Coberly
49 months ago
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Good on ya, Bathgate and everyone who is supporting this cause. And thank you to the troops. Beat Mexico!

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Ryan Shirah
49 months ago
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Amazing job James, AO Family, and all US Soccer Supporters. Thank you to all our brave men & women for serving our country! We look forward to seeing you at USA vs Mexico!!

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Justiin
8 months ago

please help share this for me I am trying to raise money to get through the holidays and I have been trying to get back from the surgery recovery process for the last year any help is appreciated and I am much appreciative

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Rich Kings
47 months ago

You guys are so awesome for doing this, I'm a veteran and just saw the ticket lottery today on the Vetix website, I wanted to go to this game so bad!!!! I am praying I get selected for tickets Love the USMNT!!!!!!

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Jose Martinez
49 months ago

So how does a vet get their hands on a ticket. Go USA!

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James Bathgate
49 months ago

Hector it's just the ticket. Sign up for vettix.org and info will be posted there when they're on sale.

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Hector Eli Estrada
49 months ago

Is it just the ticket or plane ticket too? Just curious

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Hector Eli Estrada
49 months ago

I'm in the u.s army. How can I get tickets to the game?!

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Jeremy Sommer
49 months ago

lets go AO family. Lets break 20k!!! 1 Nation, 1 Team, 1 Heart. I believe we can do this.

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Melissa Garcia-Rubio
48 months ago

Lets keep this going! I want to see my brothers and sisters their supporting our great team. Sending my love from Italy! AO Long Beach KCCO

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Jason Ader
48 months ago
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“Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country's cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause.” ― Abraham Lincoln

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Jason Ader
48 months ago
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God bless our veterans and The United States of America

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Eric Vogel
48 months ago
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AOBLONO

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48 months ago
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48 months ago
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Vishal Patel
48 months ago
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Erik Khazoyan
48 months ago
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48 months ago
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Laura Bradford and Valerie Larabee
48 months ago
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Ronald Chin
49 months ago
1
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James, great cause - Simultaneously supporting our Vets and our USMNT! Let's make Pasadena a sea of cheering Red White and Blue instead of debris throwing and unsportsmanlike green!

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James Coberly
49 months ago
1
1

Good on ya, Bathgate and everyone who is supporting this cause. And thank you to the troops. Beat Mexico!

+ Read More
Ryan Shirah
49 months ago
1
1

Amazing job James, AO Family, and all US Soccer Supporters. Thank you to all our brave men & women for serving our country! We look forward to seeing you at USA vs Mexico!!

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Justiin
8 months ago

please help share this for me I am trying to raise money to get through the holidays and I have been trying to get back from the surgery recovery process for the last year any help is appreciated and I am much appreciative

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Rich Kings
47 months ago

You guys are so awesome for doing this, I'm a veteran and just saw the ticket lottery today on the Vetix website, I wanted to go to this game so bad!!!! I am praying I get selected for tickets Love the USMNT!!!!!!

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Jose Martinez
49 months ago

So how does a vet get their hands on a ticket. Go USA!

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James Bathgate
49 months ago

Hector it's just the ticket. Sign up for vettix.org and info will be posted there when they're on sale.

+ Read More
Hector Eli Estrada
49 months ago

Is it just the ticket or plane ticket too? Just curious

+ Read More
Hector Eli Estrada
49 months ago

I'm in the u.s army. How can I get tickets to the game?!

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Jeremy Sommer
49 months ago

lets go AO family. Lets break 20k!!! 1 Nation, 1 Team, 1 Heart. I believe we can do this.

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