Cody Rice is the loudest player in the Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball Team outfield, barking at his teammates right in the middle of game play.
It’s all lighthearted, especially when he looks at co-players like Danielle Green and says things like, “Use two hands,” this despite the fact she lost her arm in a rocket-propelled grenade attack in Iraq. He was the first to say the team could have played better after a 14-10 win over a team of local celebrities, but he was also the first player to cuddle a dog outside the team dugout.
[rose] That was an inspiring story this week by EDN reporter Keith Stewart: When 8-year-old Jack Finney’s parents applied to have him attend a kid’s camp through the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team (WWAST), they didn’t expect he’d be chosen. “Jack turned 8 in December so we just sent in an application,” said Jack’s mother Stephanie. “We weren’t expecting to be chosen as one of 20. But he was.” That led to Jack and his family being flown out to Washington, D.C., last month where the WWAST hosted a week-long softball camp. “Every morning from 8:30 a.m. to noon was the softball clinic,” explained Stephanie. “They taught them softball skills. Some of these kids had loved baseball since they were old enough to hold a ball but some hadn’t played so they began by hitting soccer balls off a tee.” Roses for Jack, and the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team. That sounds like one heckuva fine program.
[rose] The Effingham Daily News is seeking nominations for “Angels Among Us,” a recognition given to ordinary individuals doing extraordinary things. Nominees for this honor are our friends, neighbors and community members who go above and beyond to help make this community a better place. Those wishing to nominate someone should do so online at www.effinghamdailynews.com/angels. Nominations can also be dropped off at or mailed to the newspaper: 201 N. Banker St., Effingham, IL 62401. The deadline is July 21. Your EDN publisher, Darrell Lewis, said what makes this recognition important is that it showcases individuals who do not always have their efforts recognized.
AKRON, Ohio — The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team will play a charity doubleheader game at Canal Park on Saturday, July 15.
The first game of the twin bill begins at 5 p.m. and will pit the Wounded Warrior team against Akron celebrities, including Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan, Channel 3 Chief Meteorologist Betsy Kling and Audrey Hartman of the Firestone High School State Championship softball team.
Members of the American Legion Post 808 will also be part of the Celebrity Team.
When 8-year-old Jack Finney’s parents applied to have him attend a kid’s camp through the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team (WWAST), they didn’t expect he’d be chosen.
“Jack turned 8 in December so we just sent in an application,” said Jack’s mother Stephanie. “We weren’t expecting to be chosen as one of 20. But he was.”
That led to Jack and his family being flown out to Washington, D.C., last month where the WWAST hosted a week-long softball camp.
Austin Osner was born without most of his right arm, but the 11-year-old Fairfield resident won’t let that stop him from getting the most out of life.
Osner and his mother, Kristin McGinn, are planning a special event designed to bring some joy to others who have experienced what he has gone through.
The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team played a three-game series at Cranston Stadium this past weekend to help raise proceeds for their annual camp for children with prosthesis.
The team, which was created six years ago, has traveled all over the country playing only able-bodied teams. While all of the players have lost a limb or even two in some cases, it has not stopped them from winning approximately 67 percent of their games.
FAIRFAX, VA (WUSA9) – Some kids with amputations are breaking barriers in Fairfax County, as they pick up the game of softball, despite their disability.
“There’s no such word as can’t,” said 9-year-old Annie Kate Myers, who is missing her right hand.