Miners To Hold This Able Veteran Night On June 3rd

Southern Illinois to donate percentage of pre-sold tickets to organization that assists veterans with PTSD

Marion, IL (April 23, 2018) – The Southern Illinois Miners announce that they will hold This Able Veteran Night, sponsored by South Porte Bank, on Sunday, June 3rd when they take on the Evansville Otters at 5:05 p.m.

This Able Veteran is a service dog organization benefitting United States military veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Their program is proven to help veterans cope successfully with the symptoms of PTSD, including depression, nightmares, and social anxiety.

“The Southern Illinois Miners are very excited to partner with South Porte Bank to support such a great cause,” Miners General Manager John Wilson said. “This Able Veteran does such great work with our nation’s heroes, and we are honored to be part of this special night.”

Tickets will be pre-sold at a discounted price for this game until May 31st through South Porte Bank, with general admission seats going for $5 (regular price- $7) and box seats available for $10 (regular price- $12). The Miners will donate a percentage of the proceeds from these pre-sold tickets to This Able Veteran, and fans can also purchase and donate a set of tickets so a veteran can attend the game for free.

To purchase tickets for the event, contact Brittany, Jessica or Sara at South Porte Bank by phone at (618) 998-0098, by email at social@southportebank.com, or in-person at 701 North Court Street in Marion.

“We at South Porte Bank are thrilled to be able to sponsor this event in hopes of raising funds for This Able Veteran so that they can help provide veterans with peace of mind, comfort, and security using service dogs,” Brittany Neal, spokesperson from South Porte Bank said. “Being a community bank, we are excited to join together our families in America’s favorite pastime and also support an organization like This Able Veteran that dedicates themselves to help veterans who struggle with PTSD daily.”

“The dedicated staff and volunteers at This Able Veteran are committed to helping our veterans that suffer with PTSD achieve the life they desire,” Pamela Largent, President of This Able Veteran added. “We have paired over 40 of our nation’s heroes with a service dog trained specifically to meet their individual needs. We could not do this important work without the support of the community and our partners, like South Porte Bank and the Miners organization. Thank you for helping to assist our veterans on their journey home.”