JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A local Wounded Warrior was surprised with two tickets to Super Bowl LVII and it was all caught on camera.
There’s so much more than just the game -- for some, it’s the opportunity of a lifetime.
We showed you earlier this week on Action News Jax when Lisa Crutch got a surprise -- tickets to the Big Game in Arizona.
“It was a regular interview like we’re doing right now. He was like, ‘I want to give you something’ and I’m like, ‘OK’ and he turns around with these tickets and you see this on TV sometimes and I’m like, ‘For real?’ They are giving them to me and I know they are giving them to me but it didn’t feel like ... I was blown away,” Crutch said.
Crutch is an Army veteran and now part of the Wounded Warrior Project. She is originally from New York and a big Philadelphia Eagles fan but she lives in Jacksonville now. She got to cheer her team on in person on Sunday.
“WWP has put me in a position in my life I never thought I’d be in ... I’m just grateful because they make me feel amazing. They make me feel, without even trying, important and special,” Crutch said.
Action Sports Jax’s Brent Martineau: “You’re soft spoken. I have to believe you will be louder and prouder on Sunday?”
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Crutch: “I have to preserve my voice but it’s going to be Fly Eagles Fly!”
Crutch said she roots for the Jacksonville Jaguars now too and obviously there’s a tie with her Eagles and Jags Head Coach Doug Pederson, who brought the Eagles a Super Bowl win in 2018.
She’s not the only local going to the Super Bowl. Robert Shields, the Friday Night Blitz Coach of the Year, will also be in Arizona in conjunction with Jaguars Prep and Action Sports Jax.