Wednesday, March 15, 2017

WWP, USAA, and NFL Treat Vets to Pro Bowl, Super Bowl Experiences

An experienced physician, Dr. Erol Onel serves as vice president of Heron Therapeutics in La Jolla, California. Apart from his day-to-day work, Dr. Erol Onel is a longtime supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP).

WWP and the United Services Automobile Association (USAA) recently partnered in an effort to serve numerous wounded veterans by giving them the opportunity to take in Pro Bowl festivities and gifted one veteran a pair of tickets to Super Bowl LI. Veterans also had the opportunity to take part in the NFL Experience, in which they were treated to free meals and the chance to meet several players. 

Through a deal with the NFL, USAA and WWP were able to send 50 veterans, as well as their families, to the Pro Bowl game in Orlando. They also provided these former servicemen the chance to network and socialize with other local veterans as a way to help strengthen their support bonds. In his comments, WWP’s CEO Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Mike Linnington thanked the USAA and the NFL for their continued support of wounded veterans. 

For more information about WWP and its efforts to help wounded veterans, visit

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