Lions' Golden Tate heading overseas with USO

Josh Katzenstein
The Detroit News
Golden Tate is visiting military officers overseas with the USO.

Allen Park — Lions wide receiver Golden Tate’s Golden Future Foundation is aimed at helping U.S. veterans, but over the next week, Tate will be helping some active military officers.

Through the United Service Organizations, Tate is taking a trip to Germany and Kuwait to spend some time with military officers. Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing will join him on the trip, which included a stop in Washington D.C. on Friday before a flight to Frankfurt and then Kuwait.

Tate said he won some voting contest to have the chance to join the USO trip, and coach Jim Caldwell and general manager Bob Quinn were excited for him to go.

The itinerary, according to Tate, will simply be to spend time with the officers, staying on the base and hopefully running some football drills.

“I’m looking forward to just talking to them and just seeing what their mindset is when they go to battle and just learn whatever I can and aid them any way I can,” he said.

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