Press Release
Feb072019

H-E-B donates San Antonio Commanders tickets to service members

H-E-B partners with the USO to donate 5,000 football tickets for the San Antonio Commanders’ inaugural game
(San Antonio ) —

As the San Antonio Commanders gear up to kick off their season, H-E-B will show its appreciation for our military personnel with tickets to the gridiron.

H-E-B, in partnership with the United Services Organizations (USO), donated 5,000 tickets active-duty and retired military members in the San Antonio area for the San Antonio Commanders’ inaugural game.

The USO assisted in distributing tickets to students currently in training at Fort Sam Houston, Lackland and Randolph AFB as well as to active-duty military throughout Joint Base San Antonio.

“H-E-B is proud to team up with the USO throughout the year in support of our military. We are honored to show our appreciation to our brave service members by giving them a chance to catch the Commanders kick off their season in the Alamo City,” said Cory Basso, H-E-B Group Vice President of Marketing & Advertising.

H-E-B is the presenting partner of the Commanders’ first game, which is against the San Diego Fleet at the Alamodome on February 9.

“This is another great example of H-E-B being an active member of the greater San Antonio community and a corporate partner that does not shy away from social responsibility,” said Commanders team president Vic Gregovits. “For active duty military members in San Antonio, this an opportunity to enjoy a Commanders game. We are thankful to H-E-B for providing such hospitality here in Military City USA.”

Throughout the year, H-E-B shows its support of the military through H‑E‑B Operation Appreciation, a companywide campaign that honors the brave men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces. H-E-B’s Operation Appreciation partners with organizations that support U.S. troops and their families. Contributing time, talent and financial support, H‑E‑B recognizes and appreciates the dedication and sacrifices service members make on behalf of the nation.


About H-E-B

H-E-B, with sales of $25 billion, operates 400 stores in Texas and Mexico. Known for its innovation and community service, H-E-B celebrates its 113th anniversary this year. Recognized for its fresh food, quality products, convenient services, and a commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainability, H-E-B strives to provide the best customer experience and lowest prices. Based in San Antonio, H-E-B employs over 110,000 Partners in Texas and Mexico and serves millions of customers in more than 300 communities. For more information, visit HEB.com and HEB.com/newsroom.

About the USO

The USO strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. At hundreds of locations worldwide, we are united in our commitment to connect our service members and their families through countless acts of caring, comfort, and support. The USO is a private, nonprofit organization, not a government agency. Our programs, services and entertainment tours are made possible by the American people, support of our corporate partners, and the dedication of our volunteers and staff. To join us in this important mission, and to learn more about the USO, please visit uso.org.

About The Alliance of American Football

Led by some of the most respected football minds in the game, The Alliance of American Football is top-flight professional football fueled by an unprecedented Alliance between players, fans and the game. Founded by TV and film producer Charlie Ebersol and Hall of Famer Bill Polian, The Alliance features eight teams with 52-player rosters playing a 10-week regular season schedule beginning February 9, 2019 on CBS, followed by two playoff rounds and culminating with the Alliance Championship game at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas on April 27, 2019. Additional broadcast and distribution partners include Turner Sports — TNT and B/R Live — as well as the NFL Network. Fans can stream key Alliance matchups live via the free Alliance app while accessing integrated gaming options. With a focus on player well-being on and off the field, The Alliance provides players with a commitment to safety and state-of-the-art equipment as well as a comprehensive bonus system, post-football career planning, financial counseling and scholarship support for postsecondary education. For more information, visit https://aaf.com/.

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