Lions Fans Honor Wounded Military Veterans at Wednesday Night Men's Basketball Game

February 11, 2010

Lions_FansAs 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.

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Photo by Brian Blanco