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Mission 22: Local athletes play for the benefit of returning veterans

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Mission 22:{ }Veterans telling their stories to a group of young men getting ready to take the next step in their lives. (Photo: WEYI/WSMH)

In June, dozens of local high school football seniors played in the Second Annual Flint Area All-Star Game.

And while football was the platform, there's something bigger at stake, and here's why:

Veterans telling their stories to a group of young men getting ready to take the next step in their lives.

Tom, Chad, and Nick all struggled transitioning after coming home, they're in an organization called Mission 22, which fights the war against veteran suicide

That's who this group of athletes are playing for Saturday night, raising funds to help give transitioning veterans the help they need.