DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) – The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team playing for a cause.
The team played a double header on Saturday against the military all-stars from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the Dayton Legends at Wright State University’s Nischwitz Stadium.
The games were fundraisers for the new Fisher House being built on the grounds of the Dayton VA Medical Center and Honor Flight Dayton.
Muffet McGraw’s phone rang at 2 a.m.
When the suddenly-awakened Notre Dame women’s basketball coach answered, she heard the voices of her friends, Dave and Eileen Woods.
Big supporters of the Irish women, the couple was in Germany visiting their son, a trauma surgeon at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, who had just begun treating one of McGraw’s standout players, Danielle Green, a left-handed guard who had scored over 1,000 career points, grabbed 500 rebounds and then a few years after college suddenly joined the Army.
While the military pursues the use of artificial intelligence to design autonomous systems and build better weapons systems, some combat-wounded veterans are using the technology to control prosthetics that can take commands and learn over time.
At the Association of the United States Army annual meeting Monday, Glen Lehman, a former Army sergeant first class, demonstrated how a system built by Coapt Engineering could help him control his prosthetic right arm more naturally and with less muscle strain than other neural-controlled prosthetic devices. Lehman lost his arm during a 2008 deployment to Iraq.
GRAND CHUTE – The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team was in town for a double header at Fox Cities Stadium Sunday afternoon.
The team consists of veterans and active duty members who have lost limbs with the goal of raising funds for medical research – all while honoring the sacrifices they have made.
That includes players like Bobby McCardle who served in the Marine Corp and lost his leg in 2007 after stepping on an IED.
“It really does help out,” McCardle said. “I know it first helped me out when I became an amputee to be able to see what is still possible.”
APPLETON (WLUK) — Fox Cities Stadium has welcomed the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team to play in a double header on Sunday, September 4th.
Members of the WWAST will be competing against a local team, Screwballs, at 10:30 a.m. and will play again at 12:30 p.m. against a team of local celebrities.
FOX 11’s Lauren Kalil was live inside the stadium giving us a preview of the double header.
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.
GRAND CHUTE, Wis. (WBAY) - A team of national heroes takes to the field at Fox Cities Stadium on Sunday for a charity softball game. While the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team is out to win, it also knows the bigger role the team plays.
Campbellsport native and war hero Josh Wege, who lost both of his legs in Afghanistan back in 2009, is one of almost 40 members of the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball team. The team and its experience gives these men and woman, injured in combat, a chance to be athletes again.
As the number of veterans with both physical and psychological injuries balloons, this squad of 11 wounded warriors wards off PTSD by playing a little ball.
On a clear July afternoon, the Warriors softball team walks into Canal Park – a 7,630-seat minor league baseball stadium in Akron, Ohio – in sort of a funk. The squad was just thrashed in a tournament in Brainerd, Minnesota, losing all four games they played. The same ten men and one woman then flew to Akron on five separate flights to take part in a doubleheader today, the first against a “local celebrities” team fronted by the city’s mayor. The Warriors warm up by stretching, tossing high flies on the sunlit outfield, and smacking neon softballs in the underground batting cages below the dugout. But there’s a new concern overtaking the malaise brought on by the exhausting travel and demoralizing losses back in Brainerd: there aren’t enough towels in the locker room.