Oct. 23, 2008
Tallahassee, FL October 15,2008 – Florida State plays host to Virginia Tech and Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), in a game set to honor those men and women of the United States armed forces who have been severely injured during conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan and other locations around the world. The game will take place in Tallahassee, FL on October 25th.
“It is with great enthusiasm that Florida State participates in the Wounded Warrior project,” said FSU Director of Athletics Randy Spetman. “We welcome the opportunity to relay the message that we appreciate the sacrifice and courage of those serving in our military around the globe.
Wounded Warrior Project is an organization whose mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors. It serves to raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women, to help severely injured service members aid and assist each other and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs.
Wounded Warriors, Mark McDuffie, Chris Lynch, and Michael Taylor will be honored at the game.
“While stationed overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan, our nation’s military personnel participated in sports during their downtime and even after severe injury, wounded service members continue to use athletic endeavors as a tool in their rehabilitation,” said John Melia, Founder and Executive Director of Wounded Warrior Project. “Being recognized on the stage that is a collegiate sporting event, profoundly assists WWP in our mission and serves as a once in a lifetime experience for WWP alumni.”
Wounded Warrior Project Public Service Announcements will also be played throughout the game.
NACDA, now in its 44th year, is the professional and educational association for more than 6,500 college athletics administrators at more than 1,600 institutions throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. More than 2,300 athletics administrators annually attend the NACDA Convention. Additionally, NACDA administers 11 professional associations that come under the umbrella of the athletics director. For more information, visit www.nacda.com.
Wounded Warrior Project is a non-profit organization whose mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors. It serves to raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women, to help severely injured service members aid and assist each other and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. For more information, please call (904) 296-7350 or visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org.