Toppers showing support for military

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Football: LA to recognize Wounded Warrior Project at Friday night’s game at Sullivan Field

By Bernadette Lauritzen

Senior Night for the Los Alamos football team takes place Friday at Sullivan Field.
But as its seniors are recognized, along with their parents, the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team will be working to support the Wounded Warrior Project.
“This year’s team decided to do a charity fundraiser, and since we have many former Hilltopper football players who have entered the military, and family members who have served, we decided the Wounded Warrior Project would be a great charity to give to,” Los Alamos head coach Garett Williams said.
“The greatest casualty is being forgotten,” is the motto of the non-profit agency that works to assist warriors, their caregivers and their families.
Their services include transition programs to help them find employment and working to fill gaps for those that have visible wounds, as well as invisible wounds like PTSD and more.
The Hilltoppers, who are playing their season finale against Capital, will collect donations and donate all of their proceeds from working in the concession stand that evening to show their support.
Among past members of the football program that are serving in the armed forces are Garett Nelson, Jeremy Kasik, Wade Archuleta, Justin Trujillo, Kyle Trottier, Chris Naranjo, Eric Nelson and Nathan Robbins.
“We also have numerous team members who have family currently serving or who have served,” Williams said.
The Hilltoppers wanted to give support to a cause important to many former players.
“The Wounded Warrior Project has done great things to provide support to our veterans and their families, and the Hilltoppers are happy to add to that support,” Williams said. “Please come out Friday night and support the Hilltoppers on Senior Night and also help us support a great cause like the Wounded Warrior Project.”
Those unable to attend the game or that want to know more about the cause can visit the Wounded Warrior project website at woundedwarriorproject.org.