Lions Fans Honor Wounded Military Veterans at Wednesday Night Men's Basketball Game
February 11, 2010
As a tribute to Saint Leo University’s
long relationship with the military, the Saint Leo Department of
Athletics, along with the University of Tampa, and the National
Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) worked
with the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) this week on a special
event. The WWP is a nonprofit organization that honors and serves
our nation’s wounded service members and veterans by providing
benefits and career counseling, adaptive sporting opportunities,
and a variety of health and family caregiver programs.
The university community welcomed two wounded warriors to the Marion Bowman Activities Center Wednesday night, when the Lions played the University of Tampa men’s basketball team. Shown here, from left to right, is SLU President Arthur F. Kirk, Jr., welcoming U.S. Army Capt. Greg Amira and U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Franco Caro, along with Director of Athletics Fran Reidy. The captain and lance corporal were recognized in a ceremony before the game, named honorary team captains, and were admitted, along with their families, into the Saint Leo University Green and Gold Club.
For more on the game, visit www.saintleolions.com.
Photo by Brian Blanco