COLUMBIA, Mo. – Mizzou Athletics and Veterans United Home Loans jointly announced an expanded agreement making Veterans United the exclusive and official National Mortgage Lender of Mizzou Athletics.

This elevated relationship will expand upon current veteran and military-focused initiatives to honor our nation’s heroes, as well as launch new community-driven campaigns to deepen Veterans United and Mizzou’s commitment to the people of Columbia and Missouri.

“Veterans United Home Loans is one of the great success stories to come out of the Columbia business community, and this is a partnership that meshes with Mizzou Athletics in so many impactful ways,” said Greg Hulen, Chief Revenue Officer for Mizzou Athletics. “We are excited to partner with our very own hometown hero in Veterans United, to further support and thank the men and women of our military and their families.”

One ongoing initiative that will receive an immediate upgrade is the Veterans United Seats for Service Campaign. Veterans United and Mizzou Athletics will provide 1,500 tickets over the remaining Tigers home football games, turning Memorial Stadium into a true Home for Heroes.

“Veterans United has deep roots in Columbia, and we are proud to expand our partnership with Mizzou Athletics,” said Brian Butcher, director of Enterprise Marketing for Veterans United Home Loans. “We are excited about combining forces to support our veterans and share in the excitement of Mizzou football.”

Beginning with Mizzou’s home game against North Texas on Saturday, Oct. 9 at 3 p.m., current and former military personnel are welcome to register for the opportunity to claim two tickets through an online campaign.

Members of the community can also participate in one of two ways:
• Purchase a $15 ticket to send a Hero to the Military Appreciation Game on November 13 versus South Carolina. BUY ONLINE TODAY!
• If you are a season ticket holder and unable to attend the game, you can log in to your Ticketmaster account and donate your tickets to be claimed by a Hero. DONATE NOW!

“We’re proud to continue working with Veterans United. The Seats for Service initiative is tremendous, and we look forward to hosting current and former military personnel to enjoy game day with the Tigers,” said Josh Pell, general manager of Mizzou Sports Properties, the university’s athletics multimedia rightsholder which manages the relationship.

Based in Columbia, Missouri, the full-service national lender financed more than $25.8 billion in loans in 2020 and is the country’s largest VA purchase lender. The company’s mission is to help Veterans and service members utilize the home loan benefits earned by their service. The company’s employee-driven charitable arm, Veterans United Foundation, is committed to enhancing the lives of Veterans and military families nationwide by focusing on supporting military families and non-profit organizations that strengthen local communities. Veterans United Home Loans and its employees have donated more than $100 million to the Foundation since its founding in November 2011.

Mizzou Sports Properties solely represents the University of Missouri. In complete collaboration with the university, this locally based LEARFIELD team is committed to extending the affinity of the Tigers’ brand to businesses and corporations of all sizes looking to align with the undeniably loyal and passionate collegiate fan base.