Wounded Warrior Amputee Football Team takes on former NFL starsPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX -- The Super Bowl may be big, but it's not the only game in town that weekend!
Humana is hosting a charity flag football game between the Wounded Warrior Amputee Football Team and more than 40 current and retired NFL stars.
The team's record is 9-0 versus the former players of the NFL.
Proceeds from the game benefit the Wounded Warrior Amputee Football Team and various disabled veterans organizations in Arizona.
The Wounded Warrior Amputee Football Team is composed of men and women who served in the United States military and suffered the loss of a limb in the conflicts in Iraq or Afghanistan.
One of those team members is Jacob Schick, and we got a chance to meet him Thursday on Good Morning Arizona.
Schick was serving as a Marine in Iraq, when the vehicle he was driving hit a triple-stacked tank mine, leaving him severely wounded. He sustained multiple injuries consisting of compound fractures in his left leg, left arm, multiple skin, ligament and bone loss, partial loss of his left hand and arm and an amputation below the knee of his right leg. To date, Schick has endured 46 operations, 23 blood transfusions, he has also been diagnosed with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury).
This is the fifth Wounded Warrior charity football game Humana has sponsored, and the third consecutive Super Bowl charity game. Humana's overall contribution to the Wounded Warrior Amputee Football Team is $250,000.
Launched in 2011, Humana's Veterans Initiative looks to serve veterans in three ways: careers with Humana, support for entrepreneurship, and well-being products and services. Humana has hired more than 2,300 veterans and/or spouses to date and made a $1-million contribution to the national Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV).
The charity game, called "A Tribute to Heroes, Game of Honor," will take place Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Shadow Mountain High School.
Tickets to the game are $10 for adults and free for children and students under 18.
Players anticipated to join in the fun include Rocky Bleier, decorated Vietnam veteran and four-time Super Bowl champion player with the Pittsburgh Steelers; Jake Plummer, ASU alumnus and former Arizona Cardinal and Denver Bronco; Danny White, former Dallas Cowboy and Mesa, Ariz., native; and Snoop Dogg.
Wounded Warrior Amputee Football Team vs. NFL Alumni sponsored by Humana
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015
6 - 9 p.m.
Shadow Mountain High School, 2902 E. Shea Blvd., Phoenix
You can buy tickets online.
You can also watch video of Jacob online.
For information on Humana, visit www.Humana.com