As our 4th season of hosting and honoring heroes at “All32in17” NFL Stadiums winds down, we are taking a break from the NFL & excited to be hosting warriors at this years Army Navy game.
Over the past few years, we have only made warrior wishes come true at a handful of college games, including last years BCS Championship game. But thanks to our friends, Chris and John at Sanofi Corporation , and a number of generous donors ,we will be hosting heroes annually at the Army vs Navy game!
This year, My dad made his way to philadelphia for the 2nd time in a week. This time to host 25 warriors from all branches of the military. This was an exciting opportunity for us to host warriors at a new event – especially one that is very special to anyone in the military.
Sanofi Corporation, MedAssets and some of their employees gave us the opportunity to host VIP Guests from the Army, Navy, Marines and AirForce. We also hosted Wounded Warriors from Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan wars,
As well as individuals who run 501c3 charities, like we do, to help Provide assistance to our military.
The day kicked off early at 9 AM. Thanks to Poe from the Navy Yard for letting our VIP guests park their cars and take a shuttle over to the stadium . My dad ,and Chris from Sanofi, Welcomed and introduced the group, distributed gift bags and a special coin to each guest. After everyone checked in, we took a group photo in front of battleship right behind the parking lot & shuttled over to Tailgate for Troops across from the stadium for a couple hours of food, fun and live music . Tailgate For Troops has been hosting heroes at their tailgate at the Army Navy game for 7 years now, and we want to thank Brian for letting us be a part or that .
Chris’ daugther is currently a Cadet at West Point. We want to Thank her and number of other West Point Cadets for escorting our entire group into the stadium for the “March On”. For those unfamiliar with Army Navy game
The “March On” is very impressive Pre Game tradition in which Cadets and Midshipmen march onto field. It is a visually stunning occurrence with lines of gray suited Cadets or blue-coated Midshipmen filling the football field. Once they have completed their march on, the students take their spots in the stadium seats and it’s time to kick things off.
The game itself was much better than anticipated as everyone expected Navy to run away with a victory . They eventually got the win but Army put up a good fight. The seesaw game ended with Navy squeaking it out 21-17.
A great time was had by all & we are already excited to host heroes at next years game! Immediately after the game my dad made his way to the airport to catch his flight to Tampa, While John & Chris hosted our guests and treated them to dinner at McFaddens. McFaddens is a must do when going to any Philadelphia sporting event.
We are very thankful to Sanofi, Med Assets, Chris, John & Mcfaddens for giving us the opportunity to make Warrior Wishes come true at the Army Navy game. We couldnt have made it all possible without your help & support!
TOGETHER WE MAKE WARRIOR WISHES COME TRUE!
My Dad will be in Tampa tomorrow morning to host warriors at the Bucs game. Stay tuned for details!