The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team (WWAST) represents some of our nation’s bravest and most determined heroes, soldiers, Marines and veterans. These young, extremely athletic men have sustained severe injuries resulting in amputations while serving in the military. Through extensive rehabilitation, they have become competitive athletes again. Their armor now includes prosthetic legs and arms, along with extreme perseverance and attitude.
Organized in 2011, it is a non-profit organization that travels throughout the country playing softball against area firefighters, police officers and even some celebrities.
The WWAST is scheduled to play in Fond du Lac at Lakeside Park on July 7th of this year. This event will be free to the community and is intended to show the resilience of our wounded military and their intense perseverance to overcome the challenges of life without limbs.
Two of the team’s members are “local boys.” Josh Wege, of Campbellsport, became a bilateral below the knee amputee in Afghanistan at the age of 19. Bobby McCardle, from Hales Corners, became a right below the knee amputee while serving in Iraq.
These men have all given of themselves, literally, for our freedom and safety. Please help me show our sincere gratitude and support by hosting this event at Lakeside Park. Visit the WWAST website for further information, player profiles, pictures and videos of past events.
There will be various kids’ games and a meet and great with the Wounded Warriors themselves between the morning and afternoon games. There will be concessions available for the general public throughout the day. A concert is also being planned to conclude the day’s events.