We are very excited to announce that Travis: A Soldier’s Story will be screening at a special Super Bowl event in Times Square on January 29th. FOX News Happening Now host Jenna Lee will be the event emcee and several other celebrities are expected to be in attendance.
Thanks go out to the awesome father/son team of Craig and Matt Steichen and their organization Operation Warrior Wishes for organizing this screening. Some of you may already be familiar with the mission of Operation Warrior Wishes and their “All 32 in 17” mission: to share the NFL experience with select wounded warriors and veterans at all 32 stadiums in a single season. This is their second straight year; and along with their fun game-day tradition, their goal is also to donate over $1,000,000 to various veterans organizations.
Last year saw Travis: A Soldier’s Story open at an inspiring, sold-out screening in Dallas. What has followed has been far beyond our expectations. Screenings have been – and continue to be – requested all over the country. The movie has screened at the Capitol Building for members of Congress and staff. Most recently, the trailer has played in BOTH the Ford Stadium and Gillette Stadium to packed houses of NFL fans. We cannot wait to see what 2014 brings!
The months following our original premiere have also seen big changes for the Mills family. Travis has officially retired from the Army and transitioned out of Walter Reed Medical Center. They recently broke ground on their new home in Maine, being built in coordination with the Tunnel to Towers Foundation. Travis has also started The Travis Mills Fund to assist other wounded veterans and to help build a special camp for them and their families in Maine. He has a newly revamped website – www.travismills.org – and is officially exponentially more active than Jon and I – snowboarding, mountain biking, running, swimming, road-tripping . . .
Again, we can’t thank you enough for your support and encouragement. It has been such a rewarding, and also very challenging, experience.
Head on over to Fotolanthropy.com to check out their NEWEST story film about Bailey – a high school senior who has spent the last 7 years battling an aggressive brain tumor. Film group the*Reason put together a beautiful short film for this story and Bailey is such an amazing young woman.