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WAC to Recognize Wounded Warriors at Basketball Tournament
Courtesy: WAC
DENVER – The Western Athletic Conference will honor our nation’s wounded heroes during its basketball tournament at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas March 12-16. In partnership with Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) and the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), the WAC has invited local Wounded Warriors to be honored on the court during select tournament games.

The mission of WWP is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors.  WWP is a nonprofit organization with the vision to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation's history.

“We applaud the collegiate athletic directors for supporting our mission to honor and empower Wounded Warriors,” said Steve Nardizzi, executive director, Wounded Warrior Project. “Events like these are beneficial to everyone involved. We believe the fighting spirit and natural leadership abilities of Wounded Warriors can play a big role in motivating athletes, coaches, and communities. At the same time, these events pay public tribute to the sacrifices this generation of Wounded Warriors and their families have made. We also know, from our longstanding relationship with NACDA, the warriors honored gain confidence from attending these events.”

Over 48,000 service members have been physically wounded during the current military conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Hundreds of thousands more are estimated to be recovering from invisible wounds of war, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), major depression, and traumatic brain injury (TBI). 

For more information on WWP, please visit woundedwarriorproject.org.

About NACDA
NACDA, now in its 49th year, is the professional and educational association for more than 6,500 college athletics administrators at more than 1,600 institutions throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. More than 2,200 athletics administrators annually attend the NACDA Convention. Additionally, NACDA administers 13 professional associations, including seven for the separate business units that report directly to the athletics directors. For more information, visit www.nacda.com.

About Wounded Warrior Project®
The mission of Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is to honor and empower wounded warriors. WWP’s purpose is to raise awareness and to 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. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.
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