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Wounded Warrior Kicks Off Their Punts for a Purpose Campaign

Updated: Friday, December 6 2013, 06:26 PM EST

“Punts for a Purpose” is a new campaign supporting the Wounded Warrior Amputee Team, and Baltimore Ravens Punter Sam Koch is the first Raven to participate.

On Friday, Koch met retired Marine Corporal Jeremy Stengal; “Jeremey is a real life hero and the things that he has done and accomplished there in Iraq in war, to be able to read his story and talk to him about his story, truly a remarkable hero,” Koch said of the experience.

In 2007, while conducting a routine IED sweep in Iraq, Stengel lost his left leg. Stengel recalled, “They found me 35-yards away from the wreckage and the driver suffered third degree burns over the majority of his body.”

Just six years following his accident, Stengal is one of the many stars of the Wounded Warrior-Amputee Football Team.

The Amputee Football Team faces off against retired NFL legends; Koch has recently partnered up with the Wounded Warrior’s team as the first punter to participate in its Punt for a Purpose  campaign.

“I find it’s a great way to give back to warriors and our true heroes of the US,” said Koch.

The campaign is aimed at raising awareness for wounded warriors and providing funding for similar organization. For every punt downed inside the 20-yard line, $100 is donated to Wounded Warriors.

The Punts for a Purpose campaign begins Sunday as the Ravens face-off against the Vikings.

Wounded Warrior Kicks Off Their Punts for a Purpose Campaign


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