JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – 2nd Lt. Matthew Morris is more than ready for some football.
Morris, food operations officer with the 7th Force Support Squadron at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, recently won the Air Force Clubs’ “Football Frenzy” grand prize – two tickets with airfare and accommodations to Super Bowl LII Feb. 4 in Minneapolis.
The game pits the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots against the Philadelphia Eagles.
“It’s an awesome feeling to win Football Frenzy,” said Morris, an Air Force Club member whose favorite team is the Patriots. “We’re a football family, so it will be really special to enjoy the Super Bowl with my wife. This is something that I probably wouldn’t be able to attend any other way.”
Air Force Clubs, part of the Air Force Services Activity, is providing airfare, and sponsor USAA is providing the tickets and accommodations.
Morris joined Air Force Clubs when the clubs transitioned away from a credit card membership service to the Air Force Club Member Portal over the summer. When the NFL season kicked off in September, Morris, with his wife and son, would go to the club to join their friends to watch football.
During the NFL season, Air Force Clubs hosted viewing parties for Airmen, DoD cardholders and their families once a week on Sunday, Monday or Thursday as part of the Football Frenzy program. Club members had opportunities to participate in game day events and get a weekly password to gain access to the online entry form for the chance to win prizes such as NFL regular-season tickets, $100 e-gift cards toward NFL gear and a trip to Super Bowl LII. Morris noticed the Football Frenzy advertisements in his local Air Force club and started signing up for its word-of-the-week promotion.
“We go there all of the time for any major sporting event because it's always the most reasonably priced place to go,” Morris said. “Additionally, being a member I get discounts at other facilities which usually makes the membership essentially free each month.”
Membership to Air Force Clubs has its privileges, but it also offers something more important, said Jon Boyd, AFSVA club operations branch chief.
“Air Force Clubs is grounded in the tradition and heritage of our Airmen,” Boyd said. “By providing programs such as Football Frenzy, Airmen, as well as all other DoD Cardholders, are able to not only enjoy their down time, but also reinforce their sense of camaraderie in a relaxed environment.”
For more information on Air Force Clubs, visit www.myairforcelife.com.