Operation Rebound: Buddy Bowl
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The Buddy Bow, a football game this weekend unlike any other, with some remarkable athletes overcoming challenges that might keep the rest of us on our couch.
It capped off a weekend of activities that saw challenged athletes accomplishing amazing acts.
A Thanksgiving holiday weekend tradition since 1977, of playing flag football. Childhood friends, having a high school reunion.
The Buddy Bowl took on new meaning when retired Marine named Nico Marcolongo took over.
The Buddy Bowl benefits the Challenged Athletes Foundation’s Operation Rebound. A program that puts military veterans back on their feet.
In some cases, literally, on their feet.
Sarah Rudder’s left leg was injured on September 11, 2011, during the terrorist attack on the Pentagon, but that has hardly slowed her down.
San Diego Police Detective Chappie Hunter, who lost his leg in a motorcycle crash, but with the help of CAF, is not only back on the force fighting sex crimes, but is also inspiring people who have suffered life changing loss and need.
Helping individuals get back in the game of life.
Limited by nothing, these men and women who served out country, continue to lead.