Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team to conduct Tour of Virginia

April 13, 2018, 3:43 p.m. (ET)

RESTON, Va. – The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team (WWAST) Tour of Virginia will be held between April 20-29, 2018. 


“We are excited to be conducting this weeklong Tour of Virginia in 2018 where we will be playing in multiple cities,” said WWAST Executive Director and US Army Retired Veteran, Dennis Wince. “In working with the event organizer and the Virginia Moose Association, I know that this will be a great event. The communities of Virginia have deep ties to the military and I expect they will come out in full force and show strong pride and patriotism for these Wounded Warriors.”

On Saturday, April 21, the WWAST will be playing a doubleheader in Manassas starting at 9:00 a.m. ET, and a single game at 7:30 p.m. ET with all three games played at Valley View Park (11930 Valley View Dr, Nokesville, Va.).  The WWAST will then travel to Fredericksburg on Sunday, April 22 for a doubleheader slated to begin at 3:00 p.m. ET at Loriella Park (10910 Leavells Rd. Fredericksburg, VA).The next stop on the tour will take the WWAST to Portsmouth on Tuesday, April 24 for a doubleheader set for 6:00 p.m. ET at Western Branch Park (4437 Portsmouth Blvd, Chesapeake, Va.).  The team will then trek to Hopewell on Wednesday, April 25 for a doubleheader at 6:00 p.m. ET at Lakeview Fields (401 Taswell Avenue, Colonial Heights, Va.) . The WWAST moves on to Richmond for a Thursday, April 26 doubleheader beginning at 6:00 p.m. ET at Dorey Park (2999 Darbytown Road, Henrico, Va.).  The final stop of the tour will take the WWAST to Bedford on Saturday, April 28 for a doubleheader at 12:00 p.m. ET at the Bedford Moose Lodge (Field 1, 2988 West Lynchburg Salem Tpke, Bedford, Va.).The primary sponsors for the WWAST Tour of Virginia will be USA Softball of Virginia and the Virginia Moose Association.


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 Tour of Virginia on April 20-29, 2018,” said Event Organizer and Virginia Moose Association Committee Chairman, Andy Dooley. “We anticipate an outstanding event along with a patriotic atmosphere to honor our heroes as well as big crowds to cheer them on as we travel the state of Virginia playing in numerous cities throughout the Commonwealth. This promises to be a tremendous event for the entire family and a great way to honor the true American heroes of WWAST and our Nation’s Veterans. The Virginia Moose Association and USA Softball of Virginia areproud 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 69 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 visitwww.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.