Nov. 8, 2012
CHICAGO - Loyola University Chicago will honor our nation's wounded heroes during its men's basketball game versus Rockhurst at 7 p.m. Gentile Arena on November 12. In partnership with Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) and the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), Loyola has invited local Wounded Warriors to the Ramblers' game against Rockhurst Monday night.
The mission of WWP is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. WWP is a nonprofit organization with the vision to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation's history.
"We applaud the collegiate athletic directors for supporting our mission to honor and empower Wounded Warriors," said Steve Nardizzi, executive director, Wounded Warrior Project. "Events like these are beneficial to everyone involved. We believe the fighting spirit and natural leadership abilities of Wounded Warriors can play a big role in motivating athletes, coaches, and communities. At the same time, these events pay public tribute to the sacrifices this generation of Wounded Warriors and their families have made. We also know, from our longstanding relationship with NACDA, the warriors honored gain confidence from attending these events."
Over 48,000 service members have been physically wounded during the current military conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Hundreds of thousands more are estimated to be recovering from invisible wounds of war, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), major depression, and traumatic brain injury (TBI).
WWP Service Announcements will also be played through Loyola's game with Rockhurst. For more information on WWP, please visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org. For tickets to Monday's game versus Rockhurst or any Loyola basketball game, please call (773) 508-WOLF or visit www.loyolaramblers.tix.com.