Tag:Chad Lewis
Posted on: May 19, 2011 11:54 pm

Fisher and company make it to the top

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

After climbing to the very tip-top of Mount Kilimanjaro, former Titans coach Jeff Fisher proclaimed it one of the most satisfying moments of his life.

For one, because he freakin’ did it, along with former NFLers Tedy Bruschi and Chad Lewis (which is just awesomely impressive). For two, because he did it for the Wounded Warrior Project, whose mission is to honor wounded soldiers.

“Words can’t describe what it really is like,” Fisher told the NFL Network. “Add to that the fact that we did it with the soldiers, the Wounded Warriors, was very, very impressive. It was not an easy thing. I checked around as I was preparing and had a couple of guys tell me it was like running a marathon breathing through a straw. “

Fisher said the group left for the summit just after midnight on Wednesday, and six hours later, they reached the top, where they got to watch what was, I’m sure, an amazing sunrise from the highest point in Africa.

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Category: NFL
Posted on: May 5, 2011 7:41 pm

Fisher, Bruschi, Lewis climbing Kilimanjaro

Posted by Will Brinson

The NFL has been a big advocate for the "Wounded Warriors Project," a charity organization that raises money for soldiers injured in the line of duty. But, man-oh-man are Tedy Bruschi, Jeff Fisher and Chad Lewis stepping up big-time for the project.

And I mean that literally, as the trio, along with a group of wounded warriors, are climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa beginning on May 13.

The climb will kick off the WWP's "Believe in Heroes" campaign, which is "designed to educate the public on the challenges facing this new generation of wounded American heroes."    “Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro will be memorable, but to be able to experience it with service members that have sacrificed so much for our country is what I'm truly looking forward to,” said Bruschi. “These men and women are beyond inspiring, and I am thankful to the NFL for this once in a lifetime opportunity.”

UnderArmour's doing the sporting thing here and hooking all the guys up with gear for the climb, but I'm not sure that any amount of charitable clothing donation is going to make this trip any easier for any of the climbers.

But kudos to them for devoting the time, effort and energy to helping those less fortunate who served our country.

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