A softball team is coming to Cincinnati hoping to inspire and educate others while enhancing the health and welfare of amputees.
The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team is comprised of veterans and active duty soldiers who have lost limbs.
The team includes individuals with a variety of amputations - of the arm, above and below the knee, bilateral below knee and foot.
Some of teammates are still in the service, others are attending college while some have moved on to new careers. The team travels the country playing in competitive, celebrity and exhibition slow pitch softball games.
"Of course, our dream would be the return of our soldiers from harm’s way without the resulting loss of life and limb," said a representative. "Until such a time, our goal 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 WWAST team will be in the Queen City Friday for a double header against the First Responders and Cincinnati All Stars.
Where: Mid-America Ballyard
When: Opening ceremonies begin at 6:30 p.m. the first game begins at 7 p.m. and the second will be at 9 p.m.
Tickets: $10 which supports funding for research, support donations of rehabilitation equipment to military health facilities and help to fund education and training for amputees as they continue to pursue their academic goals.