Local Veteran Surprised With Tickets To Super Bowl LVIII
We all want to go to the Super Bowl LVIII. But, high prices prevent a lot of us from even thinking about going. But sometimes people are lucky and win their way into the big game. And then there’s those special moments where a person who deserves to go, but can’t. Well, this is where the story for a retired air force veteran starts.
The Wounded Warrior Project & The NFL
The Wounded Warrior Project teamed up with the NFL to do something very awesome for one lucky and deserving person. His name is Arnulfo Dauto. Dauto is a retired Air Force Veteran. News 3 Las Vegas reported that Arnulfo had enlisted at the age of 18 back in March of 2003. He served for 10 years. That’s when he was diagnosed with a brain injury and PTSD. This forced him to retire.
Even though he’s retired, this Vegas local still contributes to his community and country. The city supported Dauto, and the NFL’s Salute to Service initiative recognized Dauto’s service to the community.
How Well Do You Know Military Trivia?
Arnulfo was taken down to radio row, according to News 3. This is the area where all media personality are seated. Officials took him to tour the area and to show him experience. The Wounded Warrior Project “asked” him trivia questions, and Dauto thought he was only going to participate in the trvia aspect of the experience. Until they asked him one question that led to the big reveal.
Dauto was joined by Trey McBride, the tight end from the Arizona Cardinals, as well as Kay Adams, a host of the Up & Adams show. The pulled out two giant sized tickets sporting the Super Bowl LVIII logo in it. He was given two tickets to the big game this Sunday.
The Wounded Warrior Project has helped him deal with his brain injury and PTSD by helping him learning skills to cope with his diagnosis as well and get him to come out of isolation, according to Fox 5 News. The NFL has partnered with the WWP and have helped many veterans in need over the years. The NFL has donated over $11 million to the WWP to help and reward the veterans in need. This is all part of the NFL’s Salut To Service initiative.
Thank you Arnulfo Dauto for your service and enjoy the Super Bowl!