The Wounded Warrior Amputee Football Team will be hosting a charity flag football game featuring legends from the NFL and 9/11 first responders from New York and New Jersey on Wednesday, Jan. 29, at 6 p.m. at Essex County Codey Arena in the South Mountain Recreation Complex in West Orange.
Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced the event on Monday.
Joining the DiVincenzo to promote the game during a press conference were Vince Papale, Eagles Special Team's Captain and subject of the Disney movie "Invincible;" Sheriff Armando Fontoura; former Navy Hospital Corpsman Bobby Donnelly from the Wounded Warrior Amputee Football Team; Jim Burt, two-time Super Bowl champion; Freeholder President Blonnie Watson and Freeholder Vice President Patricia Sebold.
The game is being played to raise awareness and support for military servicemen and women who lost a limb while serving in Iraq or Afghanistan, as well as 9/11 first responders and their families.
Tickets are available at www.wwaft.org and at the Essex County Codey Arena box office.
Children 12 and under are free, students ages 13 to 17 are $10, and adult tickets are $20. (Photo by Glen Frieson)