Friday, December 7, 2007

Seats for Soldiers tomorrow night

Perhaps the league’s most heartfelt tribute, Seats for Soldiers, is taking place at tomorrow night’s Mavs-Jazz game at American Airlines Center. The event to honor the U.S. military was started by season-ticket holder Neal Hawks and includes those seated on the front row.

Hawks will host approximately 125 wounded soldiers from Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio and Guardsmen from Fort Worth who have recently returned home from a year of active duty. They will enjoy the experience of sitting in front-row seats valued at more $200,000.

American Airlines is providing transportation to Dallas from BAMC. The AA flight crew and flight attendants are donating their time, and American Airlines Food & Beverage is donating refreshments for the charter.

After arriving at DFW International Airport, the group will enjoy dinner at Abacus prior to the game. The soldiers will get to meet and have their pictures taken with the players and coaches from both teams, along with Mavs Dancers and Mavs ManiAACs.

“These men and women have all sacrificed a part of their lives for our well-being,” Hawks said. “While we are here enjoying all that life in our country has to offer, they are overseas, apart from their families and loved ones, serving in the military and risking their lives on a daily basis. I don't believe it is possible to acknowledge all of their sacrifices, but my hope is that Seats for Soldiers provides at least a small measure of the recognition they deserve.”

1 comment:

dude1394 said...

I love the seats for soldiers night. Adore it.

What a wonderful gesture!