Adam Alexander enjoyed a free trip to Super Bowl, although his beloved Green Bay Packers were not on the field.

Thanks to longtime DAV partner USAA, the 2022 Disabled American Veteran of the Year and Army veteran Adam Alexander received a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas.

About 12 years ago, Adam Alexander’s unit came under attack during a deployment in Afghanistan. During that fight, a sniper’s bullet struck him in the center of his forehead before exiting out the right side of his helmet.

Reflecting back on the moment he was injured, working through the years of recovery and rehabilitation, and coping with the daily challenges of a severe brain injury, the Oshkosh, Wisconsin native discovered his purpose. Not only is that to be present as both a husband and a father, but to be an advocate and volunteer for other veterans.

Through DAV, Adam uses his voice and story to help others who’ve been forever changed by their military service. Whether through testifying before lawmakers, connecting veterans to DAV’s comprehensive programs and resources, or sharing with others about the sacrifices of veterans, volunteering is key part of Adam’s life.

Although his beloved Green Bay Packers were not on the field, Adam had a wonderful experience and relished the opportunity to meet T.J. Watt, Rob Gronkowski and several other NFL players.

“DAV is thrilled USAA gifted Adam the opportunity to attend the game as part of the NFL’s Salute to Service initiative,” said Barry Jesinoski, DAV national adjutant and CEO. “USAA has been an outstanding partner to our charity and we’re grateful for their commitment to highlight and support America’s veterans.”