Kudos to the Pistons for this promotion. More importantly, kudos to the people they’re honoring. From a team release:
The Pistons are hosting “Military Night” at The Palace of Auburn Hills on Friday, Dec. 17 during the Pistons vs. LA Clippers game to celebrate current and retired military personnel. Any military member or veteran who presents their military ID at The Palace Box Office receives a free ticket to the game and hundreds of members will be recognized and celebrated for their service throughout the game.
The first 10,000 fans at the game will receive an American flag pin provided by the Detroit Pistons. Select military members in uniform will sit courtside thanks to many Pistons season ticket holders who donated their front row, VIP tickets for this special occasion. Additionally, 100 future Marines will be officially sworn in to the U.S. Marine Corp during halftime at center court. Military members have also been asked to participate in pre-game and halftime tunnels, on-court recognitions and a post-game meet and greet with Pistons players.
The general public and guests of military members are invited to show their support by taking advantage of a ticket special with 200 level tickets for the game for $10 or 100 level tickets for $30. To order the specially priced tickets, please call (248) 377-0100, or visit The Palace Box Office.
“The Detroit Pistons and Palace Sports & Entertainment are proud to honor our troops alongside our fans,” said Pistons Executive Vice President Dan Hauser, whose oldest son is an officer in the Marines and has serviced tours of duty in both Iraq and Afghanistan. “During this holiday season of giving it seems very appropriate to provide a special evening for these servicemen who have given so much for our country.”
Prior to the Pistons game, 50 pre-selected members of military will participate in the Pistons dance team Automotion “Calendar Reveal Party” from 6-7 p.m. in the Chairman’s Club. The reveal party showcases the new Automotion calendar which is the give-away item for the Dec. 17 game for the first 5,000 fans sponsored by Havana Harry’s Cigar Club (18 and older).