Atlanta Ballet Gennadi Nedvigin | Artistic Director

Atlanta Ballet Gennadi Nedvigin | Artistic Director

December 5, 2017

Atlanta Ballet Introduces Veterans Ticket Program

ATLANTA (December 5, 2017) – With generous support from The Home Depot Foundation, Atlanta Ballet is pleased to show support for our U.S military personnel with the implementation of a Veterans Ticket Program. The program will offer complimentary tickets to members of the U.S armed forces and their families for select Atlanta Ballet performances in appreciation of their extraordinary service.

In addition to their long-standing support for Atlanta Ballet community programs, The Home Depot Foundation is dedicated to improving the homes and lives of our nation’s military veterans nationwide, and in its hometown of Atlanta. Their generosity will allow Atlanta Ballet to share the joys of dance with those who selflessly serve our nation by offering U.S military veterans and active members two complimentary tickets to select performances with valid documentation.

“As a veteran myself, I am so honored that we are able to provide this opportunity to military families.” said Atlanta Ballet President & CEO Arturo Jacobus. “With the launch of our Veterans Ticket Program, we recognize the sacrifices of our service members by inviting them to attend Atlanta Ballet performances free of charge.” An extension of the military discount introduced in 2016, the Veterans Ticket Program strives to go further by making Atlanta Ballet performances more accessible to U.S. service members and their families.

The program launches just in time for the holiday season, and U.S military personnel will have the first chance to get complimentary tickets to Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre from Friday, December 8 through Thursday, December 28. In addition to two complimentary tickets, additional seats can be purchased at a 25% discount. For more information about Atlanta Ballet’s Veterans Ticket Program and qualifying performances, please visit www.atlantaballet.com/veterans-program.

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About Atlanta Ballet: Founded in 1929, making it the oldest ballet company in nation, Atlanta Ballet is one of the premier dance companies in the country and the official state Ballet of Georgia. Atlanta Ballet's eclectic repertoire spans ballet history, highlighted by beloved classics and inventive originals. After 87 years, Atlanta Ballet continues its commitment to share and educate audiences on the empowering joy of dance. In 1996, Atlanta Ballet opened the Centre for Dance Education and is dedicated to nurturing young dancers while providing an outlet for adults to express their creativity. Atlanta Ballet serves more than 90,000 people in metro Atlanta each year. Atlanta Ballet's roots remain firmly grounded in the Atlanta community and continue to play a vital role in the city's cultural growth and revitalization. For more information, visit www.atlantaballet.com, follow us on Twitter @atlantaballet, and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atlantaballet.

About The Home Depot Foundation: The Home Depot Foundation is a 501c3 committed to improving the homes and lives of U.S. veterans and their families with a specific focus on combat-wounded, senior and homeless veterans. The foundation also provides clean-up and rebuilding support for communities affected by natural disasters.

Since 2011, The Home Depot Foundation has invested approximately $213 million in veteran-related projects, part of the foundation’s quarter of a billion dollar pledge to veteran-related causes by 2020. In partnership with Team Depot, the 400,000-strong army of associate volunteers, the organization has positively impacted more than 34,500 veterans' homes and helped more than 3,700 communities.

To learn more about The Home Depot Foundation and see Team Depot in action, visit homedepot.com/teamdepot and follow us on Snapchat, Twitter and Instagram @teamdepot and like us on Facebook at facebook.com/teamdepot.


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