Donor Who Promised Vets Free Football Tickets Ghosts Them

December 26, 2019

A group of 25 veterans was promised tickets to the Vikings/Packers game this Christmas, but then the donor literally left them in the cold.

"After an hour went by, they were like, it was a joke. Somebody pranked us. Everyone was just like, man, why would somebody do that to us? I'm not saying that we're special or anything like that, it's just like anybody, in particular, that does that to somebody is pretty rude," Army veteran Jason Galvin told KARE 11.

The donor in question had been promising to cover all of the expenses for the group of vets to attend the game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers but in the hours leading up to it, he simply stopped communicating the with veterans. They were supposed to meet the donor at the Mall of America, but he ghosted them and never showed up.

The Wounded Warrior Project was brokering the arrangement between the veterans and the donor. After the donor failed to follow through, they stepped in to provide meals and accommodations for the veterans.

"We haven't been able to make contact with that individual,” said Doug Moore who is a manager at the Wounded Warrior Project. “We hope that they are well, that there wasn't any kind of medical situation or anything like that, but right now we don't have any further information there. If there was any kind of fabrication or falsehood obviously we'd want to pursue that.”

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Reach Jack Murphy: jack@connectingvets.com or @JackMurphyRGR.

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