Did you know that San Diego has a Soccer Team? We Do! The Sockers are our MASL Team! They’ve been here since 2009.
The Big Kid and I got to experience our first Socker’s game yesterday!
Before the game, we got a chance the run around the field and kick the ball. After 20 minutes, the big kid was panting and ready for a water break.
Sockers tickets start at $15, the club pays for parking! They have special rates for groups and a special military discount!
The Sockers pride themselves on being the family-friendly affordable winter sport in San Diego. Fans are welcome on the field after the game to meet the team, get autographs or a high five. The big kid and I had a great time! Soccer is a very fast-moving game, and there are lots of opportunities for audience participation, which he LOVED!!
If you were wondering about the noise level? Not too loud, and just in case, I had his noise-blocking earphones in the car.
I would recommend a Sockers game for any family, especially those with kids on the spectrum. It’s a chance to enjoy time together, make noise, and watch a fun game.
And Pechanga Arena has a great variety of food and snacks. We had caramel apples, and frozen chocolate-dipped cheesecake on a stick.
**The Sockers provided free tickets to the game- However, we were not obligated to blog or post on Social media about the event. We had such an amazing time that I had to share with y’all.
Tomorrow is Veteran’s Day, and there are so many companies that want to show their appreciation for those who have served.
Below are just a few, the complete list of over 100 freebies for Veteran’s Day can be seen here.
- Starbucks – Free coffee
- Subway – Vets and active military get a free six-inch sub on November 11 at select locations
- Olive Garden – Free meal
- On The Border – Free meal
- Denny’s – Free Grand Slam on Nov. 11th
- Dairy Queen – Free medium Blizzard
- Dunkin Donuts – Free donut
- BJ’s Restaurants & Brewhouse – Free Entree & Dr. Pepper
In addition to a free meal, There are many museums and amusement parks are offering free admission, including the USS Midway located in San Diego, CA. As a special thank you for your service, the Midway and Qualcomm have partnered to offer Active Duty and Veterans and up to three (3) additional family members FREE admission to visit the historic USS Midway Museum.
- Visitors must present their Military ID / show proof of service at the Midway’s ticket booth to receive offer.
- Offer valid now through November 17th.
- The Midway is open daily from 10am – 4pm.
- This promotion does not apply to online ticket purchases.
National Parks are waiving their admission price on November 11, 2019 to everyone!
One of the things I love about the YMCA is that they support military families with discounts and special programs. Through November 11, The San Diego County YMCA’s are directing 50 percent of new-member join fees toward financial assistance for military families.
Military families get extra membership benefits at the YMCA, including a waived join fee ($60 value), 10% off monthly membership fees, and access to child care referrals and the Exceptional Family Member Program for Navy families who have children with special needs.
If you haven’t checked out your local YMCA location recently, The Y will be free and open to all during regular hours, Monday, November 11. Veteran’s Day is just one of the many free community days the Y has throughout the year.
We love our local Y. With 2 hours of childcare each day, so I can exercise (or really, sometimes I just want to take a shower in peace), or make phone calls/catch up on emails/write in the newly remodeled lobby of our local Y (#nomomshame, I see lots of other moms do it too before or after their workouts), free classes, events, and weekly open gymnastic so the kids can play and get wiggles out- no matter the temperature outside, there is something for every family.
I’ve always got free passes too- so if you can’t make it on Monday, November 11, 2019 to your local Y, let me know and I can slip some passes your way!
Did you know that active duty military and veterans can receive up to four free passes to Sea World (also selected Busch Gardens and Sesame Place)? It’s true!
Sea World has a program called Waves of Honor. Waves of Honor permits any qualified active or former U.S. military service member to one complimentary admission per year for military personnel and as many as three guests.
This isn’t available at the park, so you’ll have to sign up here and fill out all the forms before you go.
Parking isn’t included in this offer and starts at $17, depending on which park you visit and what level of parking you select.
This offer is limited in time. Offer available online through September 30, 2017. Visitation must take place by December 30, 2017. If you qualify and want to take advantage, do it sooner rather than later!