Since inception of AFTA in 2008 to date:
108,927 Tickets Distributed
Armed Forces Tickets Association-Cincinnati is a 501c3 non profit organization that was created to show appreciation to our active Armed Forces, Guard and Reserves men, women and their families by making available free or deeply discounted event tickets by partnering with Arts, Entertainment and Sports organizations.
We would like to extend our sincere thanks to all our Ticket and Corporate Partners. With their generous ticket offers/discounts, we can now offer to you, our dedicated service men and women, some rest and relaxation at many wonderful venues throughout the Greater Cincinnati area.
If you would like to be a partner organization, please let us know. We can be reached by selecting "Contact Us" from the menu at the left and filling out the form.
TRIBUTE VIDEO TO THE MILITARY
Please take a moment to view this video on YouTube by Joyce Elkus's granddaughter. So sweet and touching! Thank you all!
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AFTA-Cincinnati Ticket Donations Exceeds $4 Million Dollars!
Congratulations and Thank You to our generous Ticket Partners! We have given out over $4.1 Million in free and discounted tickets to Active Military, Veterans and their Families since 2008! Cincinnati supports our military and says Thank You for your service to our country in a Big Way!!!
WAIT-LISTS ARE BACK!
We have heard your comments and Wait-Lists are back for designated events! For any event that is eligible for wait-lists (tickets to be given out at the venue), we will hold up to 10 names for the wait-list. You will need to email email@example.com to request to be on the wait-list for an event. We will email or call the name on the wait-list in order of receipt of email as tickets become available. Please make sure YOU ARE AVAILABLE BY PHONE OR EMAIL, should we try to contact you! And if you request to be wait-listed, please be available to attend the event at a moment's notice! Thank you!
AFTA-CINCINNATI DOES NOT USE TEXTING SERVICES WITH OUR WEBSITE.
Many members have asked to be texted about events, but we do not use that service on our website. Other clients of our sponsor, Global Cloud, who also use the same platform may take advantage of that service, but we do not (partly due to the expense).
We have not been sending email blasts about posted events because that causes a "ticket frenzy" and sometimes crashes our site. The best way to stay informed about tickets is to visit the Upcoming Events page and the Event Tab as often as possible.
YOU WOULD BE SURPRISED TO KNOW HOW MANY TICKETS GET RETURNED TO AFTA IN THE MAIL BECAUSE OF A BAD ADDRESS!!!
PLEASE CHECK YOUR PROFILE ON OUR WEBSITE AND MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A VALID MAILING ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER. JUST LOGIN ON THE EVENT TAB AND CLICK AT THE TOP RIGHT WHERE IT SAYS WELCOME. IF YOU ARE WAIT-LISTED, WE MUST HAVE A WAY TO CONTACT YOU! CELL PHONE NUMBERS HELP US TO GET YOUR TICKETS TO YOU!
MAKE SURE YOU BROWSE OUR WEBSITE OFTEN AND READ ALL THE WAY DOWN THE PAGES. THERE ARE SOME HIDDEN GEMS TO BE FOUND!
THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY!
AFTA-CINCINNATI - MORE DETAILS FOR 2017 BIKE GIVEAWAY!
On June 17, AFTA-Cincinnati will hold its annual Bike Giveaway for the children of Active Military Families stationed in the Greater Cincinnati Area.
Limit will be 2 bikes per family. We will be giving away approximately 80 bicycles, sizes18 inch, 20 inch, 24 inch and 26 inch, both boys and girls bikes (8-10 bikes in each size category). These are the only sizes to be distributed this year and generally ages 6 years and up can fit in these sizes. No toddlers bikes will be available. View this Adobe .pdf file to see the bikes that will be given away:
We suggest if you are interested in the bike giveaway, that you take your child to a local store like Wal-Mart and pre-size your child to the correct bike size. Then, look for the event to be posted on June 3, 2017.
Pickup of the bikes will be on Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Wal-Mart store on Redbank Road in Cincinnati. Please watch the event page on June 3rd for the posting. Once all the bikes are claimed, we will accept a wait list of 3 families for each bike size. There will be no exchanges of bikes for other sizes on the day of the event, so be sure that you sign up for the appropriate size bike and please do not sign up for the wrong size to "hold a bike". First-come, first-served basis.
Please make sure you have a valid cell phone number when you register for the bike. We will call you to confirm. Again, must be active military family. Wait list families will be accepted by email only after all bikes are claimed. Watch for details on the wait list!
If you have participated in our Bike Giveaway in the past, we ask you to not sign up for this event and allow other military families to participate.
CINCINNATI REDS TICKETS FOR JUNE ARE POSTED NOW!
FC CINCINNATI TICKETS FOR 6-10 HAVE BEEN MAILED OUT. MORE TICKETS FOR 6-10 AND TICKETS FOR 6-17 POSTED NOW!
KENTUCKY SPEEDWAY TICKET INFORMATION IS NOW POSTED ON THE UPCOMING EVENTS PAGE! READ ALL THE WAY DOWN THE PAGE! TICKETS POSTED NOW!
CINCINNATI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA/PATRIOTIC POPS
IPad Winner for 2016-2017!
Last July, we announced we would give away a new IPad to one lucky AFTA-Cincinnati member who registered for and attended all the events to help urge all members not to be a No-Show this past year. Well, a drawing was had this past weekend at the quarterly AFTA Board meeting and a winner was chosen at random. The winner was 1st Sgt John Dalton, USMC, 14th Comm Co. See picture below. Thank you to all our members who honored their commitments and attended events this past year!
HONOR YOUR COMMITMENT TO AFTA
In January, 2017, we will award three $100 Visa Gift Cards to three lucky members who honor their commitment and show up for every event they register for this year! We are continuing to receive reports from our venues about tickets that go unused. Please help us to maintain a good relationship with our ticket partners so they will continue to donate tickets for you! Thank you!
DO YOU LOVE MOVIES?
FOR ACTIVE MILITARY: The following theaters have a standing military discount price of $7.50 for nearly all shows: Eastgate, Esquire, Mariemont and Kenwood (check with ticket office for details). Just show your active military ID! We thank our ticket partners for supporting our military!
AFTA CINCINNATI NOW HAS 113 FAMILIES SIGNED UP FOR KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS!
Thanks to you, AFTA-Cincinnati received a donation check for $871.27 this past quarter from the Kroger Community Rewards Program! We appreciate you shopping at Kroger and designating us as your charity of choice. If you still have not signed up, it's not too late! Just go to kroger.com and select the community rewards program at the top when you sign in. Look for Armed Forces Tickets Association when you sign up the program.
If you are signed up, you no longer need to renew each year. Kroger has removed that stipulation! Yay! Thank you to everyone who is now supporting us via this wonderful program!
CHECK OUT THE VIDEO LINKS BELOW. SO INSPIRING!
NOTICE REGARDING EARLY PICKUP OF TICKETS - ALL MEMBERS PLEASE READ!
Remember to read events carefully. If there is no early pickup mentioned on the Event (and most times there are not!), then please do not contact the Box Office to ask about picking up tickets early. The Box Office is already swamped with paying customers in the days before an event and cannot always make time to print up individual comp tickets for non-profits. That's why we send the guest lists! We don't want to jeopardize our relationship with our venues, so please follow this request! Thank you!
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