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Orlando Predators Partner with USO to Give Away 3,000 Tickets to Active Duty Military and Veterans

Thursday November 6, 2014

 U.S. military veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and The War on Terror can receive a complimentary pair of tickets to Orlando Predators’ 2015 home opener

Orlando, Fla. – Nov. 6, 2014 – The Orlando Predators and owner David Siegel have partnered with USO Central Florida to honor former and current U.S. military personnel by giving away 3,000 free tickets for the first home game of the team’s 2015 season at the Amway Center in Downtown Orlando. The first 1,500 eligible military members to complete the military appreciation form at starting on November 11 at 9 a.m. will receive a complimentary pair of tickets to the game on Sunday, March 29, 2015.

The initiative is part of Siegel’s promise to return the franchise to its most visible and competitive position at the Amway Center in Downtown Orlando, while simultaneously creating more opportunities to give back to the community. The Westgate Resorts founder and CEO acquired the team in July.

“As a veteran, I understand the dedication and sacrifice required of our troops,” said Siegel. “I am incredibly proud of these national heroes, and it is our pleasure to share a night of unforgettable entertainment with them while we kick off the 2015 season and celebrate the Orlando Predators’ return to the Amway Center.”

“USO Central Florida is grateful for the generosity of the Orlando Predators and David Siegel,” said Roland Emerton, executive director of USO Central Florida. “Our armed forces look forward to a little R&R after the stress of conflicts, and opportunities like the ticket giveaway allow them to take some time to enjoy life while cheering for those making the touchdowns.”

Starting November 11 at 9 a.m. EST, eligible service members may fill out the online military appreciation form at to receive one complimentary pair of tickets to the Orlando Predators game at the Amway Center, Sunday, March 29, 2015. To be eligible, military must have served in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and/or The War on Terror (Service dates of Sept. 11, 2001, through today). The first 1,500 eligible military members who complete the online form will receive one complimentary pair of tickets. The offer is only available online at Details on ticket redemption will be outlined prior to the first game.

About Orlando Predators
Central Florida’s most exciting and innovative professional sports franchise, the Orlando Predators, enters its 24th season in the Arena Football League (AFL) as the 2014 South Division Champion. The team has advanced to the AFL playoffs a league-leading 22 times in franchise history, while securing seven conference championships, including two ArenaBowl Championship victories in 1998 and 2000.

About Westgate Resorts
Founded in 1982 by David A. Siegel, Westgate Resorts is one of the largest resort developers in the United States. Westgate features 28 themed destination resorts with over 10,500 luxury villas in premier locations throughout the United States such as Orlando, Florida; Park City, Utah; Las Vegas, Nevada; Gatlinburg, Tennessee; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Williamsburg, Virginia; Miami, Florida; Branson, Missouri; Mesa, Arizona; and Tunica, Mississippi. Most Westgate Resorts locations feature a variety of unique restaurant, retail and spa concepts, including Drafts Sports Bar & Grill, Westgate Smokehouse Grill, Edge Steakhouse, Westgate Marketplace & Deli, and Serenity Spa by Westgate. For more information about Westgate Resorts, visit