Tag:Wounded Warriors
Posted on: May 5, 2011 7:41 pm

Fisher, Bruschi, Lewis climbing Kilimanjaro

Posted by Will Brinson

The NFL has been a big advocate for the "Wounded Warriors Project," a charity organization that raises money for soldiers injured in the line of duty. But, man-oh-man are Tedy Bruschi, Jeff Fisher and Chad Lewis stepping up big-time for the project.

And I mean that literally, as the trio, along with a group of wounded warriors, are climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa beginning on May 13.

The climb will kick off the WWP's "Believe in Heroes" campaign, which is "designed to educate the public on the challenges facing this new generation of wounded American heroes."    “Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro will be memorable, but to be able to experience it with service members that have sacrificed so much for our country is what I'm truly looking forward to,” said Bruschi. “These men and women are beyond inspiring, and I am thankful to the NFL for this once in a lifetime opportunity.”

UnderArmour's doing the sporting thing here and hooking all the guys up with gear for the climb, but I'm not sure that any amount of charitable clothing donation is going to make this trip any easier for any of the climbers.

But kudos to them for devoting the time, effort and energy to helping those less fortunate who served our country.

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