Tuesday, June 13, 2017

How I Met LaDainian Tomlinson!

Former San Diego Chargers Running Back and 2017 Pro Football Hall of Famer LaDainian Tomlinson's Touching Lives Foundation recently selected the Wounded Warrior Homes organization as a recipient of the "Luck is Earned" Happy Hour event held in downtown San Diego. I received an invitation to attend and couldn't pass up this opportunity to meet LT!

Wounded Warrior Homes is an organization that helps house soldiers who were injured while on active duty fighting wars on foreign land. Some soldiers are not able to come home to family to take care of them and/or may live many miles away from the nearest veteran's hospital. Wounded Warrior homes fills that void. The charity event was hosted by Tequila Herradura
Attendees enjoyed passed hor d'oeuvres, and choice of two drinks, the Hall of Fame Margarita (made with Herradura Silver) or LT's Hacienda Mule (Herradura Ultra Anejo). 

Hall of Fame Margarita
There was also a silent auction of LT memorabilia to benefit the Wounded Warrior Homes organization.

The highlight of the Happy Hour was hearing LaDanian speak about how he got involved with football as a child and then listening to three honored guests share their stories of how the Wounded Warriors program helped them transition from active duty to war veteran.

LaDanian was available before and after his speech to meet his fans and take a few pictures. I was lucky enough to score his autograph and take a selfie! What a classy gentleman! 

The event concluded with a generous check of $20,000 provided to LT's foundation in the name of the Wounded Warriors presented by Brown Forman, the company that owns Tequila Herradura.

It was great to see one of my family's favorite Charger still active in the San Diego community!

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