About The WWAST: Overview
To inspire and educate others while enhancing the health and welfare of Wounded Warrior Amputees.
The WWAST is comprised of competitive, athletic veterans and active duty soldiers who have lost limbs. The team includes individuals with a variety of amputations — of the arm, above knee, below knee, bilateral below knee, and foot. Some are still in the service, others are attending college thanks to the Post-9/11 GI Bill while others have moved on to new careers. They now travel the country playing abled-bodied teams in competitive, celebrity and exhibition softball games, bringing their special brand of softball, courage and inspiration.
WWAST athletes are examples of amputees who continue to push the limits of modern prosthetic technology with more and more applications. Of course, our dream would be the return of our soldiers from harm’s way without the resulting loss of life and limb. Until such a time, our goal is to support and honor our soldiers and veterans sacrifices, and to show other amputees and everyone who sees or hears about us that life without a limb is limitless.
Our Softball inspires and educates everyone who watches our games, including other amputees and anyone who has challenges to overcome. It also enhances the health and welfare of the Wounded Warrior amputees who play on our team.
Our Kids Camp provides the opportunity to inspire and educate the kids who attend the camp as well as anyone who has the opportunity to attend the event. It also enhances the health and welfare of our Wounded Warrior amputees as it provides them the power of making a difference in the life of a child.
Our partnership with the Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund assists with the college education of fallen veterans’ children. Find out more about the Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund through the following link: http://www.johnnymac.org/
Our support of heterotopic ossification (HO) research fundraising enhances the health of all wounded warrior amputees, as well as other amputees. Find out more about HO through the following link:
Our donation of rehabilitation equipment to military health facilities enhances the health of all Wounded Warrior amputees, as well as others, who rehab at those locations.
Our guest speaker appearances provide our Wounded Warrior amputees the opportunity to inspire and educate others.
The WWAST is not affiliated with other charities having the words “Wounded Warrior” in their name (e.g. Wounded Warrior Project, etc.). Since our inception over 85% of our donations have supported programs helping Wounded Warrior Amputees, amputee children, and medical research.