VMI soccer player chosen to help first responders, military families through program

Conor McGovern selected to join T2T Student-Athlete Advocate Program

A VMI cadet and soccer player has been selected to help service men and women.

LEXINGTON, Va. – Dedicating his life to serving others, a VMI cadet and freshman soccer player has been selected to represent an organization that helps servicemen and women.

Conor McGovern was one of three newly selected students to join the Tunnel to Towers Foundation T2T Student-Athlete Advocate Program.

The program, launched in September 2021, is designed to help current student-athletes expand their personal brands while promoting the organization’s mission to honor our first responders, military veterans, and their families.

McGovern said he is excited to join the program in honor of his grandfathers, a United State Marine and a former NYPD officer.

”The tunnel to towers foundation is helping heroes like them by providing mortgage-free homes to fallen first responders and gold star families,” McGovern said. ”It’s a pretty big honor to be able to represent their causes and the families of those who sacrifice so much for the people that serve this country.”

Now, McGovern will help the organization spread the message to younger generations to ensure Americans never forget the sacrifices these men and women make for our country every day.

“It is a feel-good kind of thing just to know that you are doing something bigger than yourself and that you are doing good for others that have helped give back to pretty much every community across the country,” McGovern said.

McGovern said he plans to commission into the army and one day be a doctor.

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