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Wounded Warrior Project Veteran Receives Special Football Surprise

TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ron Holton nearly dropped the phone in excitement when he received the big news from Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) staff. Clinton McDonald, a Tampa Bay Buccaneer defense tackle and longtime supporter of WWP, gave Ron, a Marine Corps veteran, and his wife two tickets to Super Bowl LII. And WWP partner USAA® covered the entire cost of Ron's trip – flights, accommodations, and game tickets.  

WWP warrior Ron Holton and his wife were surprised with tickets to the Super Bowl, courtesy of Clinton McDonald of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and USAA.

"Me and my wife were watching football at the time," Ron said. "And when I heard the news, I handed my wife the phone and took off running around the house, yelling in excitement – I couldn't believe it."

For Ron, the game was more than just checking an item off his bucket list – it was a special reminder of the care WWP has provided him during recent challenges and hardships in his life.

"A lot has happened since the end of 2017, with deaths among my family and friends, most in tragic ways," Ron said. "I began to have more emotional problems than I could handle. I was in some pretty dark places, and Wounded Warrior Project has been there for my wife and me. They've kept us in the loop with different events and opportunities around my community. This incredible gift was something truly special, and it's something I'll always remember." 

The generosity of WWP's partners and donors enable the veterans' charity to connect warriors with one another and their communities.

"Wounded Warrior Project is there for you in ways you wouldn't imagine," Ron said. "They were there for me when I needed help finding work and gave me resources to help me succeed. They don't expect anything from you other than getting involved with their programs and taking a step out of your own comfort zone. It takes nothing from you other than giving them a chance to help you overcome the things that are holding you back." 

To read the rest of this story, visit https://newsroom.woundedwarriorproject.org/warrior-stories-and-more-features.

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