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Tedy Bruschi may just be one of the toughest competitors to put on a professional uniform here in New England, and now he’s out to prove it again.
The three-time Super Bowl Champion and former New England Patriots linebacker, along with former Tennessee Titans coach Jeff Fisher and former Eagles tight end Chad Lewis, will embark on a climb of Mt. Kilimanjaro to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project; dedicated to aiding wounded soldiers and veterans. Mt. Kilimanjaro is the highest peak in Africa, peaking at 19,341 ft.
It’s a great time to be promoting the Wounded Warriors program, as the country’s awareness of our dedicated servicemen and women has been heightened even further by the recent and historical Special Forces mission that brought Osama Bin Laden to justice.
“Climbing Mount 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,” Bruschi said in an NFL-issued statement. “These men and women are beyond inspiring, and I am thankful to the NFL for this once in a lifetime opportunity.”
In addition to contributing money to the WWP, Under Armour is sponsoring the climb by equipping the participants.
Bruschi is the only former or current Patriot to have played in five of their six Super Bowl appearances. He also won 2005 Comeback player of the Year after recovering from a mild stroke that left him partially paralyzed, only to return to the field just eight months later.
Needless to say, this guy definitely seems like the type to climb one of the tallest mountains in the world. And it’s all for a good cause, of course.
Bruschi is also included in a list of celebrity guests to attend the Annual Audi Best Buddies Challenge: Hyannis Port, presented by Country Kitchen on the weekend of June 3 & 4. Former teammate and current Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady will serve as the Honorary Chair of the event – a charity walk, run and ride to benefit Best Buddies International.
To find out more about the Wounded Warriors Project, visit: http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/
To find our more about the Best Buddies Challenge, visit: http://www.bestbuddieschallenge.org/