TICKETS FOR TROOPS
Some area attractions and sporting events offer free or discounted tickets to military personnel. We gladly accept donated tickets and distribute them to those serving in Northern Ohio. Feel free to donate your tickets.
Featured venues and ticket donors to the USO of Northern Ohio include Blossom Music Center, the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Gladiators and Lake Erie Monsters. Click here to .
OUTREACH and family care
Our Outreach and Family Care program provides refreshments to service members and their families as they prepare for deployment and when units return for the happy reunion. During the summer months we support the Family Day events sponsored by the family support group in an attempt to boost the morale of those serving overseas and during the winter we ease the sting of a deployed loved one by supporting their unit’s holiday party.
uso bob hope lounge at Hopkins airport
The lounge is a place for recruits, traveling military personnel and their families to relax in a comfortable environment instead of spending time waiting in a hard chair in the airport concourse. They can enjoy refreshments, play video games, use our internet, or just watch the big screen, HD television.
Mini Golf/ Cornhole
We have two 9-hole portable miniature golf courses and four sets of cornhole boards that can be reserved for military units for their unit picnics, parties, or other military functions. Indoors or out, these items provide hours of fun and family recreation.
Mothers of military (m.o.m.)
The mission of M.O.M. is to be a support and informational network for mothers and fathers with children in the military M.O.M. also addresses the concerns surrounding the military involvement of their children and their return to civilian life.
Baby sea bags
These comfort bags are provided to military families who have recently added a new member. Volunteers sew the bags, make blankets, and provide baby items like diapers, bottles, fluffy toys, and other items for the new bundle of joy.
Sporting events/ music festivals
The Commanders Cup softball Tournament, Operation Bowling Thunder, and the TD-Day flag football tournaments provide recreational activities for the units that are serving around northern Ohio. These recreational outlets promote camaraderie and cooperation among the different service branches as they enjoy USO of Northern Ohio provided refreshments.
In August, the USO hosts an annual Cornhole Tournament open to the public where civilians and military get together and play one of America's quickest growing backyard games.