Los Angeles Lakers & Delta Air Lines Join Forces To “Salute To Our Troops” With Military In So Cal
Through their exclusive partnership, Delta Air Lines and the Lakers are joining forces to launch the season-long “Salute To Our Troops” program, beginning at the Lakers home game on Nov. 11, 2018. Launching on Veteran’s Day, this special program will honor U.S. military living and stationed in Southern California, highlighting their career paths, unique journeys and commitment to serve our country.
In addition to in-game recognition, each honoree will receive tickets to that night’s game, a custom Lakers jersey, a challenge coin and the opportunity to attend a Lakers practice to meet players and coaches. Honorees will be selected in conjunction with the Bob Hope USO. Additional games nights where military personnel will be honored include December 10, January 4, February 27, March 4 and March 29.
“Being able to partner with Delta Air Lines through our Salute To Our Troops program is an honor. Together we are able to offer a one-of-a-kind experience for service members’ and their families,” said Mathew Makovec, the Lakers Director of Community Relations. “Through this program we want service members to know we are here to support them, as they support us.”
“With more than 10,000 veteran and active military employees of our own, supporting armed service members and veterans is one of Delta’s key pillars of community engagement,” said Ranjan Goswami, Delta’s Vice President – Los Angeles and Sales, West. “As the Official Airline of the Lakers and a close partner of the Bob Hope USO, the Salute To Our Troops program is the perfect opportunity to bring together our partners and strengths to honor our LA-area veterans.”