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Veterans Connect During Behind-the-Scenes Tour Before FSU Football Game

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Oct. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) recently took a group of veterans and their families to the ultimate game day experience at Florida State University (FSU). In addition to tickets to the game, veterans and their guests enjoyed a tour of the stadium and weight room, on-field access during pre-game warmups, and they even met with the Seminoles head football coach.

Wounded Warrior Project alumni and their family members with Florida State University's head football coach, Jimbo Fisher.

"The best part of the game was the tour of FSU's awesome athletic center and meeting FSU's head coach, Jimbo Fisher," said Air Force veteran Ruben Salazar. "He took the time to meet all of us individually and thanked us for our service. A bonus was that he signed mini football helmets for us!"

National Guard veteran Jeremiah Bailey enjoyed the interaction with Jimbo Fisher as well. "The behind-the-scenes tour and meeting the head coach was a blessing and truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity."

Connection events like this one support the long-term recovery needs of warriors by reintroducing them and their families to the unique bonds experienced during military service. These outings can create new support structures and remind veterans they are not alone.

"Wounded Warrior Project means a great deal to me. They have been there to offer services, support, and brotherhood." Ruben said. "I have enjoyed participating in local events found through the email newsletter, and I have enjoyed taking part in Soldier Ride®. These events have been an outlet to relieve stress and to relax with people who are experiencing some of the same issues since returning from war."

WWP programs assist injured veterans with mental health, physical health and wellness, career and benefits counseling, connecting with other warriors and their communities, and long-term care for the most seriously wounded. Generous donors make it possible for wounded warriors to take part in connection activities and benefit from program resources at no cost to them.

To learn more about how WWP's programs and services are making an impact on the lives of wounded warriors, visit http://newsroom.woundedwarriorproject.org.

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Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) connects, serves, and empowers wounded warriors. Read more at http://newsroom.woundedwarriorproject.org/about-us.

 

 

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