Injured Veterans Get a Kick Out of All-Star Soccer Game

Wounded Warrior Project Takes Group to MLS Showcase

Aug 07, 2015, 17:55 ET from Wounded Warrior Project

COMMERCE CITY, Colo., Aug. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wounded veterans enjoyed a soccer showcase as Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) took 26 injured service members and guests to the Major League Soccer (MLS) All-Star Game.

WWP provides opportunities through its Alumni Program to help keep wounded veterans engaged in their community and with other veterans who have similar experiences and challenges. The WWP Alumni Program is one of 20 life-saving programs provided for injured service members free of charge.

The game served as the first WWP event for Juanito Reyes, and he loved every moment of it. "Getting to meet the players, the catered food, the game, it was a great experience," Reyes said.

The gathering provided injured veterans the opportunity to watch the sporting event along with more than 18 thousand other fans, and enjoy an MLS victory over the Tottenham Hotspurs of the British Premier League. The game also served as an educational experience for the injured veterans.

"It was my first game, and a fantastic experience," Reyes said. "It gave me a great chance to learn more about Wounded Warrior Project and relax with my fellow brothers and sisters in arms."

About Wounded Warrior Project
The mission of Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. WWP's purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.

 

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