Wounded Warrior Amputees vs Packers Alumni Challenge
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Schneider Stadium, St Norbert College, DePere, WI
“On behalf of St Norbert College, I want to welcome you to this inspiring evening of football. It is our school’s privilege to be able to honor these men and women who have so heroically served this nation…”
– Thomas Kunkel, President, St Norbert College
The Wounded Warrior Amputee Football Team is composed of veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts who now wish to visibly demonstrate that the loss of a limb does not mean the end of an athletic career… All proceeds from tonight’s game and raffle benefit this cause so thank you for your support!
Tonight’s WWAFT Roster
|3 – Jason Wittling, USMC6 – Robert Wondra, US Army
8 – Bobby McCardle, USMC
9 – Steve McCarthy, US Army
11 – Irv Marsh, US Army
17 – Steve DuFrame, US Army
19 – Derek Gagne, US Army
20 – Brian Safford, US Navy
21 – Jeremy Stengel, USMC
|22 – Chris Riley, US Army23 – Ken Herrmann, US Army
26 – Joe McLosky, US Army
27 – Jordan Sickinger, USMC
29 – Alan Lewis, US Army
32 – BJ Ganem, USMC
33 – Amanda Mikulka, US Army
34 – Davey Lind, USMC
39 – Shane Parsons, US Army
Pre-Game Introductions Will Include: Thomas Kunkel, St Norbert College, Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt, Packer legend Jerry Kramer, WWAFT co-captain BJ Ganem & Zimmer Thomson president Fritz Thomson… Tonight’s emcee hosts are John Maino, WGBA & WNFL and Greg Matzek, WTMJ Radio.
Tonight’s Honor Guard is provided by the Wisconsin DAV, Invocation by Father Jim Baraniak of St. Norbert Abbey, National Anthem to be performed by Ms. Abigail Bongiorno of Notre Dame Academy.
The WWAFT wishes to thank all of you for attending this game and we want to thank all the volunteers who made this possible, all of these NFL Alumni who came out tonight to support our cause, St Norbert College, Mark Murphy & the Green Bay Packers, the VA and DVA of Wisconsin, Zimmer Thomson, Manpower Group, Desert Vets of Wisconsin, PackerEvents.net, Schneider National, Bayland Buildings, Cold Stone Creamery, Fox Communities Credit Union, Lamers Bus Lines, Nicolet Banks, Wisconsin Prosthetics and a special thanks to Laura Hodgins, thank you all!
“All of us with Zimmer Thomson are honored to sponsor this game as we pay tribute to these heroes and recognize their sacrifice. These brave men and women truly embody the resilience of the human spirit and to be able to support their cause is uplifting for all of us…” – Fritz Thomson, President, Zimmer Thomson