Manhattan’s Bowlmor Lanes, where you can hear the thundering sound of a pin drop, it’s where the NFL Foundation and dozens of former players teamed up to support Wounded Warriors like Army Staff Sgt. Travis Keys. Keys stepped on a landmine in Afghanistan almost two years ago and is a quadruple amputee
“It’s really great that people come together and keep their eyes open to what’s really going on,” Sgt. Keys said. “And everyone is so nice to us and asking our stories, and I’m just happy to be here.”
With good intentions to spare, Dallas Cowboys great Ed “Too Tall” Jones made it a point to be there for the NFL Foundation Super Bowl Celebrity Bowling Classic, where the NFL Foundation was teaming with the Wounded Warrior Project.
“It’s very touching. These guys are very special in my life because what they’ve sacrificed and that difference they’ve made in my life,” Jones said.
There were many Pro Bowlers there, and some who have played in the Super Bowl, but as actual bowlers? They can do that, too.
“My golf game and my bowling game are deficient, but I humble myself on worthy causes,” said Harry Carson, a Hall of Fame linebacker for the New York Giants. “And there is such a connection between sports and the military, and all these guys give up their time to be here.”
Miss USA, Connecticut’s Erin Brady wanted in, and the players gave her the ball
“We work with the Wounded Warriors quite often, and when you leave here you are so humbled,” Brady said. “You’re honored to be in front of these men and women that have served our country, and i really think it gives you a different perspective on life.”