tix4cause.com™ Giving “Welcome Home 2011” Ticket Sales a Boost
When Welcome Home 2011 commemorates the 25th anniversary of the 1986 Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Parade in Chicago, event planners can count on a new leading-edge online platform to help sell tickets, raising funds and awareness for one of the Windy City’s most anticipated events. The platform, www.tix4cause.com™, founded by Chicago businessman Kevin Nemetz, was designed specifically to help nonprofits. Its application is ideal for “Welcome Home 2011” which takes place in downtown Chicago, June 17th-19th.
According to tix4cause.com™ President Kevin Nemetz, “With tix4cause.com™, nonprofits and their event planners can place tickets for their own events, or donated tickets to other events, on our website knowing that 100% of the proceeds will go directly to them to advance their missions. We at tix4cause.com™ are proud to be able to provide our technology on behalf of Welcome Home 2011 – one of the most inspired events honoring our nation’s veterans. To support Welcome Home 2011, individuals can go to: http://www.tix4cause.com/charities/welcome-home-2011/ where they can donate to the organization, purchase tickets to various Welcome Home 2011 events and/or learn about the organization and the schedule of events.
In addition to applying its technology to help make Welcome Home 2011 a success, tix4cause.com™ is among the event sponsors.
More about Welcome Home 2011
Welcome Home 2011 commemorates the 25th anniversary of the 1986 Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Parade. That event drew over 200,000 veterans and their families who proudly marched down the streets of Chicago before a crowd of over 300,000 applauding spectators. It was the largest parade of its kind in the history of the United States.
The Welcome Home 2011 anniversary weekend celebration, which was officially launched this past Veteran’s Day, will feature a variety of activities for veterans, retired and active serviceman, friends, family and fellow Americans. These activities include a kick-off rally at Navy Pier on Saturday morning encompassing an opening ceremony and followed by entertainment from Jackie Marx and Britt Small. There will also be vendor and information booths and veteran reunions. The rally will be followed by a “Pass on the Torch” ceremony honoring the veterans.
Other aspects of the Welcome Home 2011 event include: an Art and Photo Display at the Chicago Cultural Center, the Vietnam Veteran Memorial Moving Wall at the entrance of Navy Pier, and a medal display by the Illinois Department of Military order of the Purple Heart. On Saturday night, there will be a banquet hosted by the Palmer House Hotel to honor and thank the City of Chicago for its longstanding support of veterans. Guests for that event will include Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients, Keynote Speaker Bob Wieland and Master of Ceremonies Bill Kurtis. An Interfaith ceremony will be led by Reverend John Steer on Sunday morning at the Chicago Vietnam Veterans Memorial. On Sunday afternoon, the Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park will be filled with music from such performers as Dennis DeYoung, Kimotion, ARRA and the USO’s Joe Cantafio and the 101st Rock Division.
For complete details on the event, visit: http://www.serviceandhonor.org
More about tix4cause.com™
tix4cause.com™ is an online platform that enables nonprofits to benefit from corporate and individual donations of unused tickets to sporting, entertainment or cultural events, as well as contributions of various experiences ranging from hotel stays and dinners to dance and cooking classes, health & fitness activities, and spa and beauty experiences. Philanthropic consumers can access www.tix4cause.com™ on a 365/24/7 basis and purchase a ticket or service knowing that 100% of the proceeds from that sale go directly to a specified nonprofit. Since its inception in 2010, tix4cause.com™ has signed on many national, regional and local nonprofits that are attracted by its low investment, high ROI formula. For just a modest annual registration fee, nonprofits gain the opportunity to capture significant funds, while also building new donor relationships and awareness of their organization. As part of its value-added to nonprofits, tix4cause.com™ provides the organizations with robust marketing, communications and social media tools to help them optimize their gains from their tix4cause.com™ program. For profit organizations who donate tickets and/or services for sale to benefit nonprofits also gain benefits beyond the “good will” factor including tix4cause.com’s™ value-added marketing communications and social media tools promoting their philanthropy. For more information visit, www.tix4cause.com ™