NFL Star Donates Super Bowl Tickets to Combat Veteran Marine

Carolina Panthers’ star running back Christian McCaffrey had one of the best seasons of any player in the NFL this year. His Panthers didn’t reach the Super Bowl, Christian though is donating the two Super Bowl tickets allotted to him to a decorated United States Marine.

Thanks to Christian’s generosity, Sergeant Major Luis “Chino” Leiva – who has served in the military for 30 years -- will be attending the game in Miami, along with a guest.

Christian said he is looking forward to personally thanking Chino for his continued service when they meet at the Super Bowl.

McCaffrey teamed up with USAA, Official NFL Salute to Service Partner, and the Marine Corps Association and Foundation (MCA&F), to award a deserving military member an experience of a lifetime – a trip to the Super Bowl (along with one guest). USAA will be coordinating a similar effort with other players around the league.

Active duty Sergeant Major Luis “Chino” Leiva first joined the United States Marine Corps in 1990, and during his military service career, has been deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, South Korea ,Japan and been stationed at various bases stateside.With a decorated career of service spanning three decades, Sergeant Major Leiva has been bestowed with accolades including the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal with gold star, Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal with four gold stars, the Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal with gold star, and the Combat Action Ribbon with gold star.

Semper Fi Chino.... Thank you so much for your service!