Jacksonville Sports Council gives back for Veterans Day

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Sports Council is giving local military families an opportunity this weekend.

To honor local military and veterans, JAXSPORTS Council is giving away 500 tickets to local military members and veterans in honor of Veterans Day.

Begining at 10 a.m. Friday anyone who shows a military ID at the Tom Bush box office at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena will receive up to four  tickets for Friday night's and Sunday night’s games.

 "The military does a lot for us and some of that stuff we don’t even know that they’re doing, and it is important to give back," said  Alan Verlander executive director and COO for JAXSPORTS. 

The University of Florida Gators women's basketball team will play at 5 p.m. Friday and the men's basketball team at 7:30 p.m. The UF men's team will take on Mercer at 8 p.m. Sunday. 

The games are played at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. Tickets start at $15 and are available at JaxSports.com or Jaxevents.com.