We kicked off week 4 of the NFL season in Green Bay this Thursday & the warriors even got to meet Aaron Rodgers after the game!
On Friday, we hosted our first annual “Turkeys for Troops” bowling fundraiser & raised more than $4,000 for our mission! Thanks to Mark & everyone who came out to make the event a big success.
Saturday morning my dad flew out to Denver & immediately made his way to Coors field to make Wishes come true at the Rockies game!
He spent the night at the Denver airport last night & is back in action today making Warrior Wishes come true at our 12th game of our 2017 “All32in17” mission!
Needless to say, my dad was a little tired from a wild week of wishes coming true, but nothing slows him down.
As you can probably imagine, we receive a lot of nominations throughout the year. We do our best to fulfill as many wishes as we can. Sometimes it takes us a while to fulfill the wishes due to the number of requests we get. For example, we received a nomination from Army E-4 Curtis Dimas’ wife a couple of years ago. She told us about her husbands service, his sacrifices & told us how big of a Denver Broncos fan he is. Today, we are honored to be fulfilling this wish.
Denver is one of our favorite city’s & we have made some magical memories in the “Mile High” city!
First thing Sunday morning, my dad made his way downtown to Elway’s Restaurant to meet up with Curtis & his wife for brunch. He arrived a little early & set up the table before they arrived.
Elway’s restaurant is a must do when visiting Denver. Especially when you’re in town for a Broncos game. The upscale restaurant is owned by Broncos Hall of Fame QB, John Elway. It’s Located in the heart the Mile High City & is the ideal setting for any occasion. Their menu boasts USDA Prime, hand-cut steaks, Colorado Lamb, raw bar selections with fin fish, crustaceans and much more.
Elway’s restaurant has been helping us make Warrior Wishes come true & providing unbelievable dining experiences to the warriors in Denver since 2013. We cannot thank them enough for their continued support!
Over lunch, my dad got to know a little about Army E-4 Curtis Dimas. Curtis served 8 years in military. He enlisted in 2002 & deployed to Iraq from February 2003- August 2004. He got injured in an IED explosion towards the end of deployment. He now suffers with a back injury and PTSD and is medically retired. As I mentioned before, Curtis is a big Broncos fan & Today’s game will be both his & his wife’s first NFL game ever!
After a delicious meal, everyone made their way to Sports Authority Field, Home of the Denver Broncos. Before heading inside, they stopped by Rescue Rob’s ultimate tailgate. Rob is a firefighter in Colorado who bought an old fire truck and turned ii into a Broncos Orange & Blue Fire Truck. Rescue Rob is a member of Ultimate Fan association & has been hosting warriors at his tailgate for the past few years.
As game time approached, my dad escorted Curtis & his wife inside the stadium to watch the Broncos kick things off against their AFC west Rivals, the Raiders.
The Broncos jumped out to a quick 10-0 lead. It looked as if it was going to be a high scoring blow out, but both offenses stalled & the game became a defensive battle. In the end, the Broncos came out on to & won the game by the score of 16-10.
Curtis was beyond excited to see his Broncos get the win. After the game Rescue Rob gave Curtis & His wife a ride back to their car which was still parked downtown at Elway’s restaurant.
Operation Warrior Wishes would like to thank Elway’s Restaurant for their continued support, as well as the Ritz Carlton hotel for providing Valet parking. We also want to thank New Era Cap for the new Broncos caps & Rescue Rob for the ride back on the Fire Truck.
TOGETHER WE MAKE WARRIOR WISHES COME TRUE!
Most importantly, we want to thank Curtis for his service and sacrifices to our country.
My dad plans on spending the night at the Denver airport again & will be flying to Kansas City first thing in the morning to make Wishes come true at tomorrow night’s Chiefs game! Stay tuned for more details!
It was an honor to host this brave warriors and make his Warrior Wish come true. If you know a deserving warrior who would love to attend a game on our “All32in17” mission please nominate them today!
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THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!