WHAT: Seattle University coaches and staff will take on the national Wounded
Warrior Amputee Softball Team in a friendly battle on the field this Sunday. The
WWAST represents our nation’s most unwavering heroes and veterans who tour the
country bringing their bravery and optimism.
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 combat. The WWAST includes
veterans with a variety of amputations of the arm, above knee, below knee,
bilateral below knee and foot.
SU Head Basketball Coach Cameron Dollar is
on the roster along with other staff members. The team will be coached by SU
Head Softball Coach Dan Powers, who is also rumored to be pitching.
“It’s our honor to partner with such a
courageous and inspirational group of guys who are still making a difference in
the world, despite the obstacles they’ve encountered,” said Powers. “We look
forward to putting on a fun event and hope the Seattle community will come
support both teams as they show off their skills on the field.”
The mission of the WWAST is to raise
awareness, through exhibition and celebrity softball games, of the sacrifices
and resilience of military personnel, and highlight their ability to rise above
Admission is free,
donations for WWAST will be accepted.
Sept. 1, 2013
Field at Seattle University Park
E. Jefferson St/12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
information on WWAST: http://www.thewwast.org