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Buddy the dog works as a mentor for the Wounded Warrior regiment at Kaneohe Marine Base so naturally he attended the Wounded Warrior Amputee Baseball game with his owner. Buddy is a therapy dog and is sure to put a smile on the faces of those who meet him. The evening was filled with live music, high energy from the players and the crowd and great hot dogs. It was truly amazing to see these men play ball with their prosthetics. They are in great shape and all ages.
They are visiting from the mainland and will be here for 2 more baseball games. The Thursday game will be played with the VA staff and the Friday game will be with celebrities. Come out and bring your friends and families for a fun evening.
1600 (4pm)--On Thursday, 1/10 the team will be in Pearl Harbor, HI at Millican Field #5, 1253 Makalapa Gate Rd Pearl Harbor, HI 96860.
1700(5pm)--On Friday, 1/11 the team will be in Waipahu, HI at The Central Oahu Softball Complex 94-801 Kamehameha Hwy, Waipahu, HI 96797.
Free parking and free admission. Come out and support these veterans. They play baseball all over the country and we have been blessed that they included Hawaii on their tour.
The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team (WWAST) mission is to raise awareness, through exhibition and celebrity softball games, of the sacrifices and resilience of our military, and highlight their ability to rise above any challenge. Our goal is to show other amputees and the general population, that these athletes through extensive rehabilitation and training are able to express their desires and perform the sport they loved.
The WWAST is comprised of young, competitive, athletic veterans and active duty soldiers who have lost limbs post-9/11, while serving their country in the military/war. 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.
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 harms way without the resulting loss of life and limb. Until such a time, our vision 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.
The national Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team (WWAST), represents some of our nation’s bravest and most determined heroes, soldiers and veterans. These young extremely athletic men have sustained severe injuries resulting in amputation while serving in the military/war, and through extensive rehabilitation, they have become competitive athletes again.
Their armor now includes prosthetic legs and arms, along with extreme perseverance and attitude. Together they comprise the NATIONAL WOUNDED WARRIOR AMPUTEE SOFTBALL TEAM.