The "UFC Fight for the Troops" event last week raised over $4 million towards the construction of the National Intrepid Center of Excellence for Traumatic Brain Injury, the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund announced today.
"We are profoundly grateful to the UFC and Spike TV for their extraordinary support of our nation's Wounded Warriors," IFHF president Bill White said. "Their efforts have moved us that much closer to complete the traumatic brain injury center in Bethesda for the service members that are fighting for our freedom overseas."
The treatment and rehabilitation center will provide support for soldiers with tramatic brain injury, or TBI. The $65 million, 75,000 sq. ft center will begin construction summer 2009 for an opening early 2010.