The NFL and its clubs have a close relationship with the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), a national, nonpartisan organization, whose purposes are to raise awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs.
Funds raised through this year's Salute to Service campaign will help launch numerous Wounded Warrior Physical Health and Wellness Expos throughout the country. These expos will provide attendees with ways to break down barriers that prevent living a healthy and active lifestyle. The overall goal of the Physical Health and Wellness program is to create independence over dependence and teach warriors skills they can take back to their communities. Participants in the WWP Physical Health and Wellness Expos will be encouraged to live healthier and will be given the tools to do so long after the event.
The NFL works with WWP in other ways throughout the year as well. Members of the Wounded Warrior Project of New York were invited to the NFL offices for interview training and professional development on Monday, November 4. Each Warrior was paired one-on-one with an NFL executive in their specific interest area. Commissioner Roger Goodell greeted the group upon their arrival at the NFL.
As a show of its appreciation, each year, the NFL honors service members and wounded warriors throughout the NFL Draft, Super Bowl, and Pro Bowl where they are recognized by the league and its fans for their bravery and selfless sacrifice.
For more information on Wounded Warrior Project please visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org.