Published on : Tuesday, December 13, 2016
More than 100 wounded service members from Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio will join reserve troops from the Dallas/Fort Worth area to enjoy courtside seats at the Dallas Mavericks vs. Denver Nuggets game on Dec. 12 at American Airlines Center.
“Giving back to the men and women who serve our country is a tremendous honor for the more than 100,000 employees of American Airlines,” said David Seymour, American’s senior vice president – Integrated Operations and a veteran of the U.S. Army. “American is delighted to once again partner with the Mavericks and Abacus to say thank you and give these wounded warriors a much-deserved night of great food and NBA basketball.”
American will again provide charter transportation between San Antonio and Dallas/Fort Worth through Fuel Smart, the airline’s employee-led fuel conservation program that helps provide flights for injured service members and veterans using funds generated through employees’ everyday actions to save fuel. In addition, American’s pilots and flight attendants will volunteer their time for the occasion.
After arriving at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, the group will be treated to dinner at Abacus prior to attending the Mavericks-Nuggets game. This year’s featured menu by Abacus includes a first course of crispy shrimp potstickers, pineapple hot & sour, Napa cabbage-pepper slaw. The featured entrée will be Abacus-style meatloaf, candied sweet potato puree, haricot vert, smoked shallot-ancho demi. Dessert will be pretzel bread pudding, apple butter, dulce de leche ice cream. Beverage service will also be provided, all free of charge to the service members.
“This is always one of our most memorable games of the season,” said Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. “We love that this event originated with a single fan and has continued year after year. It’s a great reminder of the sacrifice made every day by the men and women in uniform and the amazing people who make up our community.”
Dallas Mavericks season ticket holder Neal Hawks originated the Seats for Soldiers concept, and he and other front-row season ticket holders have again donated their courtside seats, valued at more than $350,000. After the game, the soldiers will have the opportunity to meet the Mavs Dancers and Mavs ManiAACs, as well as players and coaches from both teams.
Source:- American Airlines