Wounded Warrior Project sends Clarksville soldiers to Titans game

Wounded Warrior Project sends Clarksville soldiers to Titans game (Image 1)

Two Clarksville soldiers were among the fans that flocked to LP Field last Monday night to see the Titans take on the Jets all thanks to the help of a non-profit organization.

Soldiers Derek Genck and Fabian Salazar were given the opportunity to attend last week's game through the non-profit organization The Wounded Warrior Project.

Currently the organization is working to put soldiers in the seats of every NFL stadium before the season is up.

“We take wounded warriors from each of the 32 NFL teams to a football game in their hometown,” explained Martin Prince of the Wounded Warrior Project.

In addition to the football game, Genck and Salazar were in for a few surprises, including a limo ride.

“He said, ‘Let's go outside and get in the limo.' You know I was like, Wow! I wasn't even expecting the limo or anything,” Genck recalled.

Upon arriving at LP Field in downtown Nashville, the pair found themselves on the sidelines, eye level with the action and the players.

“[It was] a big shocker for me. I thought we were [going to] get nose bleed [seats],” Salazar said.

Organizers of the Wounded Warrior Project said they hope to eventually include help with employment and housing for wounded soldiers.

For more information on the Wounded Warrior Project, visit their Web site.

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