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Wounded Warriors softball team takes on Chandler police Saturday

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Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2012 5:58 pm | Updated: 6:01 pm, Thu Mar 22, 2012.

A visible display of dedication and determination will be displayed at Chandler’s Snedigar Sportsplex Saturday.

The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team will take on Chandler police at 6:30 p.m. in one of its featured outings on the team’s national tour.

The game is open to the public and admission is free; it will take place on Field SB No. 2 at the park, 4500 S. Basha Road.

The WWAST’s mission is to raise awareness, through exhibition and celebrity softball games, of the sacrifices and resilience of the U.S. military, and to highlight their ability to rise above challenges.

The team’s goal is to show other amputees and the general population that these athletes through extensive rehabilitation and training are able to express their desires and perform on the field of sport.

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 the military. The team includes individuals with a variety of amputations of the arm, above knee, below knee, bilateral below knee, and foot. Some are still in the service, others are attending college thanks to the Post-9/11 GI Bill while others have moved on to new careers.

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