Participating in and watching sports are great ways to unwind. They’re also extremely beneficial for veterans. Research shows that outdoor recreational activity improves the psychological health of veterans — on top of the obvious benefits to health and fitness — and being a spectator as a fan makes one’s “brain light up.”
There are great discounts and deals out there for veterans buying sports gear and event tickets. Whether you’re looking to buy a new golf club or snag a free visit to a PGA event, check out this list:
Equipment, apparel and merchandise
Moosejaw, which sells outdoor recreation gear and apparel online and in-store, offers an outstanding 20 percent off all full-price purchases to active-duty, reservists, National Guard, retired military, veterans and their spouses and dependents. Verify your military status online with ID.me to access the deal. This discount can’t be used on kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddleboards, cameras, snowboards, skateboards, bikes, skis or gift cards.
Fanatics, an online retailer of licensed sports apparel, equipment and merchandise, gives a 15 percent discount to service members, veterans and their immediate families, except on gift cards. Get the deal by verifying your military status using the ID.me widget on the checkout page.
Callaway Golf, an equipment and apparel retailer, gives the military community, including veterans, 15 percent off their entire order, excluding gift cards. You’ll need to verify your military status through ID.me to take advantage.
Each shopper has an annual discount limit of $1,000. The Carlsbad, California-based company also donates to military-related charities, including Bunkers in Baghdad, which sends golf equipment to deployed U.S. troops around the world.