Sting win big on field and with 'Travis Mills Night'
Sun, 06 May 2012 04:14:08 GMT —
The Saginaw Sting continuted their onslaught of the CIFL, shutting out the Indianapolis Enforcers 62-0.
But the night belonged to Travis Mills.
The Staff Sergeant from Vassar lost all four of his limbs in combat with the United States Army in Afghanistan. The Sting dubbed tonight's game, "Travis Mills Night", donating a percentage of ticket and parking sales to the Travis Mills Family Fund.
Sting Co-owner and Saginaw native Stu Schweigert said he told his team before tonight's game to take a lesson from Mills' life and the battle he now faces every day.
"Travis is going through all of this trauma and he still keeps a positive attitude," Schweigert said. "It's an encouraging story for everyone and people can take a page from his book and learn from that and see things aren't as bad as you think."
With tonight's win, the Saginaw Sting are 7-0 in the CIFL. They have already qualified for the playoffs.