Posted June 10, 2014
The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team (WWAST) traveled to Bowie, Maryland, on June 7, to play in the second annual NFL Players Celebrity Softball game. They remained victorious this year with another high-scoring game of 25-9, compared to last year’s 21-5 win. The event was sponsored by Medical Center Orthotics & Prosthetics, Silver Spring, Maryland. Proceeds from the event benefit amputee veterans charities.
Among the NFL players who came out to show their support included Mike Vick, Josh Morgan, E.J. Biggers, Niles Paul, Fred Davis, Darrel Young, Tavon Wilson, Josh Cribbs, Matt Compton, Tyrod Taylor, and Brian Mitchell. Also attending was the National Guard, Hope For The Warriors, Marines Helping Marines, Connected Warrior Foundation, the mayor of Bowie, the U.S. Amputee Hockey Team, USA Cheerleaders, and the NFL Players Association.
“We walk around here today with all types of freedoms and it’s because of [the Wounded Warriors],” said Washington Redskins player Brian Mitchell. “They go out and put their lives on the line-they lose limbs and then they come back and we forget about them. We [athletes] try our best to go around the community and show our support. My father was a military guy who showed me and made sure I understood the importance of supporting them.”
Editor’s note: This story was adapted from materials provided by ProPlayerInsiders.com.