St. John’s Athletics and Prolific 1 Welcome Veterans at MSG

Queens, NY (February, 2024) – Through a partnership with Prolific 1, the Exclusive Ticket Distribution Partner of St. John’s Athletics, St. John’s Sports Properties welcomed Vet Tix during the men’s basketball contest against Connecticut this past Saturday, February 3 at Madison Square Garden.

“Prolific 1 has been a trusted partner for many years,” said Kevin Waters, General Manager of St. John’s Sports Properties.  “Having them utilize our partnership to benefit such a great organization like Vet Tix is truly special.”

Vet Tix provides tickets to events which reduce stress, strengthen family bonds, build life-long memories and encourage service members and veterans to stay engaged with local communities and American life. They support our troops by honoring their service and providing positive family and life experiences, during and after their years of service to our country.

“Through our multi-year partnership with St. John’s, we are grateful to continue to work alongside them and provide Vet Tix and its members this unique experience at MSG,” said Mike Garvie, CEO of Prolific 1. “Our hope is that our donation and collaborative work with St. John’s will bring an unforgettable memory to those who deserve it most.”

Saturday’s experience included a donation of game tickets to local Veterans and their families.  The Veterans were also recognized on-court during the second half of the game.

“Vet Tix is grateful and thrilled to continue to partner with Prolific 1,” said Michael A. Focareto III Founder, CEO, and U.S. Navy veteran. “This partnership exemplifies Prolific 1’s support for our service members, veterans, first responders, and their families by providing them with experiences and creating lasting memories to thank them for their service and sacrifices for our country and communities.”

About Veteran Tickets Foundation:
Veteran Tickets Foundation (Vet Tix) is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides free tickets to currently serving military members, veterans of all eras, and the immediate family of those killed in action. Since 2008, Vet Tix has provided over 20 million free event tickets to over 1.8 million members. Vet Tix launched 1st Tix, which provides the same benefit to our nation’s first responders, including current and retired law enforcement officers, firefighters, EMTs, and 911 Dispatchers. These events help service members, veterans, and first responders reduce stress, strengthen family bonds, build lifelong memories, and encourage them to stay engaged with American life and their local communities. Vet Tix spends over 99 percent of its revenue on its programs. Visit and to learn more. 

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