Our Warrior Wishes mission is in its 5th year, so my dad should by now be used to this… BUT the Tues-Wed turnaround is always the toughest for him. After a wild week of making warrior wishes come true in Tampa, Miami & Across the country in Seattle, he Arrived back in Chicago around 2pm Tuesday afternoon.
He barely had any time to unpack & repack before catching his flight to Baltimore on Wednesday to make warrior wishes come true at the Ravens game on Thursday Night!
Being the good Grandpa that he is, he made sure to spend some time with X & Q in the few short hours he was home.
I like to think I do a pretty good job of coordinating all of the travel. This year I was able to book travel to 44 NFL games for less than $2000! We know the more we save on travel, the more we get to give back!
Keeping tack of all the travel is the hard part. Somehow I missed an email from the airline alerting me that they had moved my dad’s flight time up 3 hours & my dad ended up missing his flight…
Thankfully my dad loves sleeping at airports & he was able to get on a flight to Baltimore first thing in the morning with plenty of time to spare before the game!
This was our 2nd Ravens game this season & over the years, we have made some unforgettable memories hosting heroes in Baltimore.
Today we were honored to be hosting Marine LCpl Brandon Burns, Marine Jeremy Cole and Army Sgt Joey Welsh. Thanks to our friends in the Ravens “Posse” (Brian, Rick & Chip), the warriors were treated to Front row seats & an incredible tailgate!
The Posse’s tailgate is always top notch! The food, the drinks and especially their hospitality is simply amazing! They have been making Warrior Wishes come true the past 4 years & we cannot thank them enough for their support!
Jeremy arrived first. He smartly took train while the other 2 guests got stuck in traffic and arrived a little later. Marine Cpl Burns and his wife were excited to attend their first game ever! Army Sgt Joey Welsh was the last to arrive.
Brian, Chip and Rick welcomed everyone to the tailgate with open arms. In their their own words “you have been here 5 minutes now so you are family!” They really mean that and have invited many of our Baltimore guests to come back again and tailgate whether they have tickets or not. They truly are a part of our warrior wishes family!
Before heading over to the stadium everyone got together for our traditional group photo in front of Ravens car bus.
Both Brandon and Joey use a cane, but that certainly did not stop them from getting in the front row!
The stadium was electric. The Ravens gave the warriors plenty to cheer about as they beat the winless Browns by the score of 28-7.
Operation Warrior Wishes would like to thank Brian, Chip and Rick for another great tailgate and the Front Row tickets. You guys continue to provided once in a lifetime unforgettable experiences for the Warriors & we couldn’t do it without you!!! We also and to thank New Era for providing the Ravens caps for the Warriors & Chive Charities for the KCCO Shirts!
Most importantly we want to thank Army Sgt Joey Welsh as well as Marines Brandon Burns and Jeremy Cole for their service & sacrifices to our country! It’s appreciated, has not gone unnoticed & will never be forgotten!!!
We will be back in Baltimore in December to host a big group of warriors at the Army Navy game thanks to our friends at Sanofi! Nominate your hero today!
My dad will be back in action this Sunday making Warrior Wishes come true in Pittsburgh on Sunday and New York on Monday! Stay tuned for more details!!!
Don’t forget to nominate your hero for an upcoming game on our 2016 “All32in17” Mission!
Contact Craig for more information about the mission (630) 339-6714