Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team to play in Jonesboro, Ark. Nov. 10-12

Nov. 03, 2017, 10:40 a.m. (ET)

RESTON, Va. – The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team (WWAST) closes out its 2017 season as it travels to Jonesboro, Ark. to play in two exhibition games the weekend of Nov. 10-12.  On Friday evening, there will be a welcome banquet from 6-8 p.m. CT at the Central Baptist Church (3707 Harrisburg Road, Jonesboro).  Tickets may be purchased by calling Barrie Cobb at (904) 796-5454.  The cost is $25 for individual, $50 for VIP, and $200 for a table of 8.  On Saturday, Veterans Day, the WWAST will play a doubleheader against the NE Arkansas All-Stars at Southside Softball Complex (5003 Stadium Blvd, Jonesboro).  Game One will be at 2 p.m. CT followed by the second game which is set to start at 3:30 p.m. CT.  Admission to this event is free.

“We are excited to be playing in Jonesboro, Arkansas for the first time,” said WWAST Executive Director and US Army Retired Veteran, Dennis Wince. “The games will be even more meaningful since they take place on Veterans Day.  I know that this community shows strong pride and patriotism for the military and our veterans – especially our nation’s wounded.  Working with the event organizers, I know these will be great games and a very fun and patriotic event.”

The WWAST is made up of brave men and women, both veterans and active duty soldiers, from all service branches, who have sustained injuries resulting in amputation. Through extensive rehabilitation, they have become competitive athletes again, playing against able-bodied teams in competitive, celebrity, and exhibition games across the country.

In addition to functioning as an outlet for veterans and active duty soldiers to compete athletically, the WWAST uses these cross-country games to raise funds for the WWAST Kids Camp, medical research, and rehabilitation equipment. Now in its fifth year, the WWAST Kids Camp seeks to empower young boys and girls with amputations. The camps are led by WWAST players who work as coaches and mentors, helping teach not just softball skills, but more importantly life skills as well.

“We are proud to be hosting the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team on Veterans Day,” said Jonesboro Event Organizer, Sharron Tuman. “We anticipate an outstanding event along with a patriotic atmosphere to honor our heroes as well as a big crowd to cheer them on.  This promises to be a tremendous event for the entire family and a great way to honor true American heroes of the WWAST and our Nation’s Veterans.  We are proud to help them raise awareness and funds for their signature event, the WWAST Kids Camp.”

For more information regarding the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team and upcoming events, visit www.thewwast.org.

About USA Softball
USA Softball is a 501(c)(3) not-for profit organization headquartered in Oklahoma City, Okla., and is designated as the National Governing Body (NGB) of Softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic Committee. One of the nation’s largest sports organizations, USA Softball sanctions competition in every state through a network of 70 local associations and has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 150,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than 2 million.  USA Softball is dedicated to providing people of all ages the opportunity to play the game they love at a variety of levels by offering recreational, league, tournament and competitive play for fast pitch, slow pitch and modified pitch.  USA Softball annually conducts thousands of tournaments throughout the country including over 100 National Championships.  The USA Softball umpire program is among the nation’s largest and are widely known as the best trained umpires in the game.

As the NGB for the sport of softball, USA Softball is responsible for training, equipping and promoting the six USA Softball National Teams that compete in events such as the Olympics, Pan American Games, World Championships and other international and domestic events. For more information on USA Softball, including its founding and history as the Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA), please visit, www.USASoftball.com.

About Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team

The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team (WWAST) is a standalone 501(c)(3) public charity whose mission is to inspire and educate others while enhancing the health and welfare of wounded warrior amputees.  The team was created in March 2011 and travels the country playing able-bodied softball teams.  The WWAST is not affiliated with other charities having the words “Wounded Warrior” in their name (e.g. Wounded Warrior Project, etc.).  Since its inception, over 85% of donations have supported programs helping Wounded Warrior Amputees, amputee children, and supporting medical research. You can find more information about the WWAST at www.thewwast.org.