Military Appreciation

Seats for Soldiers

“Seats for Soldiers” is a one-of-a-kind experience for our nation’s military heroes. Each season, over 100 men and women from Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio who were injured in Iraq, Afghanistan or elsewhere as well as other military members of our local reserve bases (both active and inactive) attend a Mavs game at American Airlines Center and sit courtside.

Dallas Mavericks season ticket holder Neal Hawks originated the “Military Appreciation” night concept in 2004, and he and other front-row season ticket holders generously donate their courtside seats each season for this special game with American Airlines providing jet transportation to Dallas and Abacus providing dinner prior to the game. The American Airlines flight crew and flight attendants also donate their time each year for this special occasion.