Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team To Play Allentown Charity Game in May
Team to play against Women’s National Softball Team at Patriots Park

Lehigh Valley, PA (PRWEB) April 28, 2015

The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team (WWAST) and Women’s National Softball Association (WNSA) are hoping for a sell out at Allentown’s Patriots Park during their May 16 fundraising double-header.
The event will mark the Allentown debut of WWAST, which represents some of the nation’s bravest and most determined heroes, soldiers and veterans. The individuals comprising the team have sustained severe injuries resulting in amputation, and through extensive rehabilitation, they have become competitive athletes again, playing against able-bodied teams in exhibition games across the country.
Discover Lehigh Valley Sports, a division of Discover Lehigh Valley, the official Destination Marketing Organization for Lehigh and Northampton counties in eastern Pennsylvania, facilitated the organization of the event.
“Having the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team in Allentown is an honor,” Discover Lehigh Valley President, Michael Stershic said. “We’re proud that Allentown could serve as a location for this important event.”

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Wounded Warriors softball team playing to raise money for kids


If you love your country, go.

If you believe children should be happy, then go.

The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team plays at Patriots Park in Allentown at 5 p.m. Saturday. Proceeds benefit the WWAST kids camp, which hosts 20 amputee kids between 8-12 years old from all around the country. This year the camp is in California.

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The Washington Post

Redskins QB Kirk Cousins will manage a team in the Comcast SportsNet Amputee Warrior Softball Classic

Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins will get a taste of Coach Jay Gruden’s job when he and Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta serve as managers for the Comcast SportsNet Amputee Warrior Softball Classic on June 6 at Prince George’s County Stadium.

The seven-inning game at the home of the Bowie Baysox will feature members of the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team and several NFL players, and benefit charities that assist wounded veterans.

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The Midweek Wire

Wounded, yet strong: Wounded Warriors visit Pine Road School

Matt Schickling, the Wire

American flags waving, signs reading “protectors,” “courageous” and “legendary” held high, students cheering–that was the scene as members of the Wounded Warrior Softball Team entered Pine Road School this morning.

The team, made up of U.S. military veterans who suffered injuries resulting in amputation, will play two games Saturday, May 2, at Lower Moreland High School. The teachers and administration of Lower Moreland School District wanted to make sure that the students understood what the game represented: pride and respect for soldiers and veterans.

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York Dispatch

National amputee veterans team takes on York County softballers

It’s a fairly well-hit fly ball to medium-depth center field in Horn Field at Red Lion Area High School, but Greg Reynolds cruises over, early-evening sun at his back, glove at the ready.

“Use two hands,” a teammate shouts.

The suggestion is a common one in the baseball world; it’s better to use your free, dominant hand to stabilize the glove hand when you go to catch a ball. But in this case it’s meant as a joke, and it’s a good one, giving many on the field and in the crowd a hearty chuckle.

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York Sunday News

Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball Team showed off its skills on Saturday

Dan Lasko considers himself a regular guy, especially when he is on the softball field. One look at him flying around the bases or chasing balls in the outfield,would suggest that very thing.

However, upon further inspection, you will see the Bethlehem resident has a carbon fiber sprint foot attached to his left leg.

“My two young boys see me out here playing, they don’t even know I have a missing leg unless they see me take it off and put it on,” Lasko said. “I am just a regular guy.”

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York Daily Record

Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball Team to play at Red Lion

The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team is scheduled to pay at the Red Lion Area Senior High School, 200 Horace Mann Ave., on Saturday, April 25, according to a press release.

The team will play against the Dallastown American Legion Post 605 at 3 p.m. and then Apple Automotive Group at 5 p.m.

Admission is free, according to the release.

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York Dispatch

Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team to play pair of games in Red Lion

The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team (WWAST) will play at Red Lion High School on Saturday, April 25.

WWAST will play against the Dallastown American Legion Post 605 at 3 p.m. and Apple Automotive Group at 5 p.m. Admission for both games is free.

The WWAST is a charitable organization that raises awareness about wounded warriors. The WWAST is comprised of athletic amputee veterans and active duty servicemen and women who travel the country playing able-bodied teams in competitive, celebrity and exhibition softball games.

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Red Lion/York PA Event

The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team travelled to Red Lion/York PA on April 24-25 to play two games against teams from the Dallastown American Legion Post #605 and Apple Automotive Group. In the first game WWAST dropped a close one to Dallastown American Legion 18-17. In the second game, WWAST defeated Apple Automotive Group 19-18 on a 3 run walk off home run by Lonnie Gaudet.

Thanks to everyone who made this weekend possible. Spread the word on WWAST!

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News2- Charleston, SC

WWAST dominates in the “Battle of Charleston Harbor”

Today, the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team to played the “Battle of Charleston Harbor”. This is the first time the team has visited Charleston for a special exhibition game.

The WWAST, known as “America’s Favorite Team,” played The Citadel 1990 college world series “Team of Destiny,” the first team in The Citadel’s history to make it to the college world series by beating one of the top teams in the country at the time.
The Warriors dominated, winning 21-8.

Then after 6 innings, several News 2 employees had their shot. Check out the video to see how it went!

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