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PITT FOOTBALL TO HOST "HAIL TO HEROES DAY" FOR SEASON OPENER2,000 FREE TICKETS FOR SERVICEMEN, SERVICEWOMEN FOR VILLANOVA GAME
PITTSBURGH -- Pitt Athletics will host active military members, Veterans and first responders, as well as their family members, at Heinz Field on Saturday, September 3 for the annual Hail to Heroes Day for the Pitt football team's 2016 season opener against Villanova. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. "Once again, we are thrilled to welcome active duty military personnel, Veterans and first responders to a Pitt football game at Heinz Field this season," Pitt Athletic DirectorScott Barnes said. "Thanks to a generous donation, our annual Hail to Heroes Day will provide more free tickets than ever before as we show our unwavering appreciation for those who dedicate their lives to bravely serving us." In order to make this possible, Pitt has teamed up with Liberty IT Solutions, a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, to provide 2,000 complimentary game tickets to local military and rescue personnel and their families. Liberty IT Solutions, headquartered in Herndon, Va., specializes in technology solutions for government healthcare clients. Bill Greene, Liberty's President and CEO, is a Service-Disabled Veteran who spent four years as a member of the United States Navy. The company's Chief Strategy Officer, Chris Bickell, is a 1996 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and a loyal supporter of Pitt Athletics. "We are excited to be partnering with Pitt Athletics for this year's Hail to Heroes Day," Bickell said. "As a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, we take pride in supporting those that serve our country. We look forward to helping kick off the 2016 Pitt football season by honoring them." Active military, Veterans and first responders can claim up to four tickets to see the Panthers host the Wildcats by visiting www.pittsburghpanthers.com/heroes.
Season tickets, mini-packages and single-game tickets for the 2016 Pitt football season are now on sale. Call the Pitt Ticket Office at (800) 643-PITT (7488) or visit http://www.pittsburghpanthers.com/tickets.
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