WILTON, Conn., Jan. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Buffalo will sponsor the Wounded Warrior Amputee Football Team vs. Atlanta Falcons & NFL Celebrity Stars Tribute to Heroes Game to be held prior to Super Bowl LIII on Wednesday, January 30, 2019.
Captained by U.S. Marine veteran BJ Ganem, the Wounded Warrior Amputee Football Team (WWAFT) looks to extend its 19-0 unbeaten record against NFL alumni and friends with another victory.
"Our team is living proof that the loss of a limb doesn't define a person or mean the end of an athletic career," said BJ Ganem. "Every player on the WWAFT appreciates the support from passionate football fans, patriotic Americans, generous sponsors like Blue Buffalo and other organizations that are part of this great event."
The Wounded Warrior Amputee Football Team is composed of men and women who lost a limb while serving our nation in Iraq or Afghanistan. More the 400 NFL stars and celebrities have participated in WWAFT vs NFL alumni games in the past.
"We are honored to be a part of such an inspiring event and to be able to give back in some small way to those who have given so much," said Billy Bishop, President of Blue Buffalo.
Scheduled to appear for the Falcons and NFL alumni are former head coach Dan Reeves, WR Terance Mathis, WR Brian Finneran, LB Chris Draft, LB/SS Coy Wire (CNN Sports) WR Dez White and NFL Hall of Fame Member Michael Irvin.
Also scheduled to appear are: ESPN's Kenny Mayne, Nate Boyer, Ryan Leaf, Jay Feely, Jamie Dukes, Drew Pearson, Ron Jaworski, Rocky Bleier, Hall of Fame Member Jerry Kramer and Jeff Garcia.
Game time is 6pm to 8pm, Wednesday, January 30th, at the XL Sports World facility at 1245 Oakley Industrial Blvd, Fairburn GA.
Admission is $20 for adults with free admission for students, children and military families. All proceeds from the event benefit the WWAFT.
Visit wwaft.org for more information.
About the WWAFT
The Wounded Warrior Amputee Football Team's (WWAFT) mission is to raise awareness and support for our wounded warriors and their families. The team is made of up service members who have served and are now using a prosthetic device to engage in everyday life activities. By showcasing our team on the football field, the WWAFT seeks to inspire our fans and highlight the perseverance of our service members (both active and former) who continue to face life's challenges without excuses.
The WWAFT visits various cities across the country to play exhibition games with current and retired professional athletes. Taking on the best athletes is well within the scope of the WWAFT and emphasizes the fact that all veterans are able to contribute at home, ready to excel in the work place and continue to be great patriots and ambassadors for best country in the world. wwaft.org
About Blue Buffalo Company
Blue Buffalo, based in Wilton, CT, is the nation's leading natural pet food company, providing natural foods and treats for dogs and cats under its BLUE Life Protection Formula, BLUE Wilderness, BLUE Basics, BLUE Freedom and BLUE Natural Veterinary Diet lines. Paying tribute to its founding mission, Blue Buffalo, is a leading sponsor of critical research studies of pet cancer, including causes, treatments and the role of nutrition, at leading veterinary medical schools and clinics across the United States. For more information about Blue Buffalo, visit the Company's website at www.BlueBuffalo.com.
SOURCE Blue Buffalo