Cindy McCain throws a coin before the first game at Arizona Cardinals' home in her first appearance since the funeral

Cindy McCain, the widow of the late Senator John McCain, served as honorary captain and tossed the coin just before the start of the Arizona Cardinals' opening game on Sunday afternoon.

Cindy McCain, the widow of the late Senator John McCain, served as honorary captain and tossed the coin just before the start of the Arizona Cardinals' opening game on Sunday afternoon.

McCain was honored by the team the same day he started his NFL season 2018 against the Washington Redskins at State Farm Stadium in Glendale.

It is believed that this is the first time the deceased senator's widow has been seen in public since McCain's funeral services were held last week.

The Cardinals announced Friday that Cindy McCain would be the honorary captain.

Cindy McCain, the widow of the late Senator John McCain, served as honorary captain and tossed the coin just before the start of the Arizona Cardinals' opening game on Sunday afternoon.

Cindy McCain, the widow of the late Senator John McCain, served as honorary captain and tossed the coin just before the start of the Arizona Cardinals' opening game on Sunday afternoon.

McCain was honored by the team the same day he started his NFL season 2018 against the Washington Redskins at State Farm Stadium in Glendale.

McCain was honored by the team the same day he started his NFL season 2018 against the Washington Redskins at State Farm Stadium in Glendale.

McCain was honored by the team the same day he started his NFL season 2018 against the Washington Redskins at State Farm Stadium in Glendale.

It is believed that this is the first time the deceased senator's widow has been seen in public since McCain's funeral services were held last week.

It is believed that this is the first time the deceased senator's widow has been seen in public since McCain's funeral services were held last week.

It is believed that this is the first time the deceased senator's widow has been seen in public since McCain's funeral services were held last week.

The Cardinals announced Friday that Cindy McCain would be the honorary captain

The Cardinals announced Friday that Cindy McCain would be the honorary captain

The Cardinals announced Friday that Cindy McCain would be the honorary captain

Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, a friend of the late senator, spoke at his funeral in Phoenix last week. Fitzgerald hugs Cindy McCain before the start of her team's game on Sunday in Glendale

Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, a friend of the late senator, spoke at his funeral in Phoenix last week. Fitzgerald hugs Cindy McCain before the start of her team's game on Sunday in Glendale

Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, a friend of the late senator, spoke at his funeral in Phoenix last week. Fitzgerald hugs Cindy McCain before the start of her team's game on Sunday in Glendale

Cindy McCain embraces Michael Bidwill, president of the Arizona Cardinals team and friend of the late senator

Cindy McCain embraces Michael Bidwill, president of the Arizona Cardinals team and friend of the late senator

Cindy McCain embraces Michael Bidwill, president of the Arizona Cardinals team and friend of the late senator

According to tradition, the honorary captain joins the players in the field for the coin toss, which determines which team receives the ball first for the kick-off.

John McCain was an avid sports fan.

He and his wife regularly attended local sporting events involving professional teams from Phoenix and surrounding areas, including the Cardinals, the Arizona Coyotes of the National Hockey League and the baseball Diamondbacks.

Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, a friend of the late senator, spoke at his funeral in Phoenix last week.

After the death of her husband, Cindy McCain declared that she would dedicate her efforts to the McCain International Leadership Institute. She is seen with her daughter, Meghan McCain, when John McCain's coffin arrives at the National Cathedral in Washington last Saturday

After the death of her husband, Cindy McCain declared that she would dedicate her efforts to the McCain International Leadership Institute. She is seen with her daughter, Meghan McCain, when John McCain's coffin arrives at the National Cathedral in Washington last Saturday

After the death of her husband, Cindy McCain declared that she would dedicate her efforts to the McCain International Leadership Institute. She is seen with her daughter, Meghan McCain, when John McCain's coffin arrives at the National Cathedral in Washington last Saturday

After memorial services in Phoenix and Washington, D.C., John McCain was buried last Sunday at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Cindy McCain is seen above her head in her husband's coffin during her funeral service

After memorial services in Phoenix and Washington, D.C., John McCain was buried last Sunday at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Cindy McCain is seen above her head in her husband's coffin during her funeral service

After memorial services in Phoenix and Washington, D.C., John McCain was buried last Sunday at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Cindy McCain is seen above her head in her husband's coffin during her funeral service

The president of the team, Michael Bidwill, was also a personal friend of McCain, according to the Arizona Republic.

Shane Doan, the captain of the Coyotes, and Diamondbacks outfielder Luis Gonzalez were the bearers of McCain's coffin at his funeral in Phoenix.

After the death of her husband, Cindy McCain declared that she would dedicate her efforts to the McCain International Leadership Institute.

"Through the McCain Institute, we will fight for all the values ‚Äč‚Äčthat animated my husband throughout his life," he wrote in an interview for USA Today on Friday.

"With your support, we will pay for your legacy."

John McCain's seat was filled Wednesday when Jon Kyl, a former senator, took the oath in time to help the Republicans in their attempt to confirm Brett Kavanaugh before the Supreme Court of the United States.

After memorial services in Phoenix and Washington, D.C., John McCain was buried last Sunday at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

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