FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Atlantic City, NJ (Wednesday, January 22, 2020) - The National Sports Collectors Convention (National), the annual premier showcase event of the multi-billion dollar collectible industry, announced today they are teaming with Military Missions In Action (MMIA), a 501(c)3, to provide a military veteran and his family an opportunity to enjoy a "Once In A Lifetime VIP Experience" July 29 through August 2, 2020, at the 41st National, hosted by Atlantic City and the Atlantic City Convention Center.
One lucky military veteran family will experience an opportunity of a lifetime, given National VIP ticket packages which includes; a personal behind-the-scenes tour of the show, meet and greets / photo-ops with superstar athletes and entertainers, exclusive limited-edition trading cards, free autographs and much more.
"We are extremely excited the 41st National Sports Collectors Convention in partnering with Military Missions In Action (MMIA) on this amazing VIP experience," said John Broggi, National Show Promoter. "In addition, Signatures For Soldiers fundraising campaign enables our exhibitors and show attendees to show their support and appreciation for the men and women who have served and sacrificed for our country."
In addition, the National will support Military Missions In Action campaign to raise funds, via their Signatures For Soldiers fundraising campaign, that assist disabled military veterans and disabled children of active-duty military personnel, providing on-site exhibitor space and an on-line NSCC auction powered by HandBid, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting Military Missions In Action.
"We are incredibly grateful to the National Sports Collectors Convention for giving a military veteran's family a VIP experience to remember," says Tim Virgilio, Military Missions In Action Advisory Board member and Signatures For Signatures founder. "Further, the National has provided complimentary event tickets for additional military veteran families and will be conducting an on-line auction, powered by HandBid, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting MMIA / Signatures For Soldiers."
Open to the public, the Atlantic City Convention Center will be transformed into a collector's paradise utilizing 400,000 square feet, including 650 high profile exhibitors from around the country who are buying, selling and trading sought after sports/entertainment collectibles and memorabilia. The National's Tristar Autograph Pavilion will feature 125 plus superstar athletes and entertainers signing and taking photo-ops with sports fans and collectors alike throughout the week.
"We look forward to continuing Tristar's ongoing relationship with Signatures For Soldiers and Tim's great efforts to support military veterans," said Jeffery Rosenberg, CEO of Tristar Productions. "Our Tristar Autograph Pavilion team, at the National, looks forward to joining the National in hosting the military veteran and family for a memorable VIP experience in Atlantic City."
The National advance VIP packages and general admission tickets will go on sale March 2, 2020 via www.nsccshow.com. The initial, star-studded lineup, appearing in the Tristar Autograph Pavilion, will be announced in mid-March with advance autograph tickets expected to go on sale in early June at www.tristarproductions.com.
About National Sports Collectors Convention
The National Sports Collectors Convention is the world's largest gathering of collectors, dealers and any other groups interested in buying, selling and collecting trading cards, autographs and other related sports and entertainment memorabilia. Started in 1980, The National has grown into an annual extravaganza that is the premier showcase event of the multi-billion dollar collectibles industry.
For more information, visit www.nsccshow.com.
About Military Missions In Action
Military Missions In Action, often referred to MMIA, is a registered 501(c)3 that supports disabled military veterans and disabled children of active duty military personnel by providing home repairs, remodels, and renovations at no cost to the recipients or their families. MMIA also supports deployed active duty military personnel and homeless veterans by providing care packages. Since being founded in January 2008, MMIA has provided over $11 million worth of services to those that have or are currently serving our Nation. For every dollar that is brought in, MMIA spent 97 cents on direct services to disabled military services.
For more information, visit www.militarymissionsinaction.org
What is Signatures For Soldiers?
Signatures For Soldiers is an on-going fundraising campaign raising money and awareness for Military Missions In Action (MMIA). Athletes and entertainers sign trading cards, photos and other items with 100% money generated going to MMIA. Thanks in large part to Mr. Tim Virgilio, a MMIA Advisory Board member, Signatures For Soldiers has become an integral contributor to MMIA's fundraising efforts.
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/signaturesforsoldiers
Ray Schulte - NSCC Director of Communications
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Tim Virgilio - Signatures For Soldiers Founder
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