NFL Hall of Famer Brett Favre is once again team captain, though this time it’s off the gridiron.
USA Shooting recently selected Favre as one of their honorary Team Captains. A lifelong outdoorsman, Favre’s interest in shooting sports made him a natural choice for Team USA.
To help raise money and awareness for the team, Favre will host USA Shooting Presented by 4Outdoors on GetZone.com. In the series, Brett talks with Olympic and Paralympic athletes about their struggles, victories, and the hardships USA Shooting’s athletes face.
4Outdoors was created by Favre to use his celebrity and influence to provide meaningful experiences in the outdoors to people in need.
To kick off the series, Favre shoots clays with two-time Olympic bronze medalist Corey Cogdell-Unrein. The Olympian shares with Favre the financial burden that competing in the Olympics creates.
She tells the gridiron legend that she’s “watched so many of my teammates struggle, and scratch, and fight to pay just their training expenses, and go in debt financially to pursue this sport. I’ve thought, how good could we be if we had the funding that we needed? It’s such a great sport, and we just need your help,” giving insight into why Brett’s, and your, help is needed.
“Raising awareness for our Olympic and Paralympic athletes and their individual journeys is an important component of our mission at 4Outdoors,” Favre said in a press release.
In addition to helping at-risk youth, Veterans, people with disabilities, victims of natural disasters, and people who are simply dealing with difficult issues life has thrown at them, Brett is “glad to help our fans appreciate what organizations like USA Shooting provide to the shooting sports community and to the athletes that represent us in competition.”