Wounded Warrior Amputee Celebrity Softball Game

Posted by Cheryl Nichols | 8/30/2011 07:42:00 PM | , , , | 0 comments »

Updated: September 1, 2011 with updated rosters

Washington Nationals to Host
Wounded Warrior Amputee Celebrity Softball Game

WHAT: The Washington Nationals are proud to host the Wounded Warrior Amputee Celebrity Softball Game following the Nationals-New York Mets game on Sunday, September 4.

The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team is comprised of veterans and active duty service members from across the United States, each of whom have lost limbs while serving our country. The squad will face a group of D.C.-area celebrities as part of an on-field exhibition following the conclusion of the post-game Kids Run the Bases event.

Those who wish to attend the softball game must have a valid ticket for the Sept. 4 game, which are on sale through a special ticket link at nationals.com/woundedwarriorsoftball. For each $20 ticket purchased through the link, $5 will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team. The $20 tickets will also be available at the box office on Sunday, Sept. 4.

WHO: The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team is made up of extraordinary athletes who embody the resilience of our military while illustrating the strength and tenacity to overcome any challenge. Using the latest in prosthetic technology, the team faces only able-bodied opponents and has been featured in Sports Illustrated and HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.

Local celebrities scheduled to participate include*:
· Christine Brennan, USA Today Sports Columnist and Author
· Darrell Green, NFL Hall of Famer and Former Washington Redskin
· Top Chefs Mike Isabella and Spike Mendelsohn
· Pat Sajak, Host of Wheel of Fortune
· And many more local television, radio and online personalities!

WHEN: Sunday, September 4
1:35 p.m. – First Pitch, Nationals vs. Mets
Softball game begins after Kids Run the Bases

WHERE: Nationals Park – 1500 South Capitol Street, SE, Washington, D.C. 20003