Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team to play in Toledo, Ohio on May 26

May 18, 2018, 10:28 a.m. (ET)

RESTON, Va. – Sylvania Senior Softball League is set to host the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team (WWAST) for a three-game series of exhibition games at Mercy Health Field (525 South Holland-Sylvania Road) in Toledo, Ohio on May 26, 2018. This will be the third time that the WWAST has played in Toledo. Game One will take place at 1:45 p.m. ET against Toledo Police & Fire, Game Two will start at 3:30 p.m. ET against a team made up of local celebrities and Game Three starts at 7:00 p.m. ET with the WWAST taking on the host, the Sylvania Senior Softball League. The event will be sponsored by the Sylvania Senior Softball Association and the Toledo Community.  The Master of Ceremonies for the event will be Mr. Fred LeFebvre from WSPD News Radio.  Admission is $5 for adults and free for the kids.


“It is very exciting to be playing in Toledo for the third time,” said WWAST Executive Director and U.S. Army Retired Veteran, Dennis Wince. “Northwest Ohio has been very good to the WWAST in the past and I know this will be another great event.  We continue to see firsthand the patriotism this community shows its Veterans, especially our Nation’s Wounded Warriors.”


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 sixth 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.


"The folks from Northwest Ohio are extremely excited for the Wounded Warriors return to our area for a third time,” said Event Organizer, Jay Schramm.  “We anticipate a great turnout along with a patriotic atmosphere to cheer our heroes on. They certainly inspire the fans wherever they play."


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 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.