–By Fred LeFebvre
The Sylvania Senior Softball League once again brought the national Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team to Toledo on Saturday, Aug. 20, to play three exhibition games at Fifth Third Field. The WWAST is the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team, which is made up of Armed Forces veterans
who have lost limbs during their service. They travel the country playing exhibition softball games to bring awareness to veterans.
The games, which were sponsored by the Sylvania Senior Softball League, raised funds for the WWAST Kids Camp held each year for children ages 8 to 12 with amputations or missing limbs. Wounded warriors mentor campers in softball and life skill and help them learn how to deal with everyday tasks
while missing an arm or leg.
This year, the WWAST played a game against first responders from local Police and Fire Departments, one against local heroes and the third against the Sidelines Softball Team. Despite the weather, that rained out two other games, more than three thousand people came out to Fifth Third field to enjoy the games and raise more than $27,000 for the WWAST.
The Sylvania Senior Softball League plays its games at Pacesetter Park every Tuesday and Thursday and is open to men 50 years of age and older. For information on the league, visit the website at:
Plans for another appearance by the WWAST in 2018 are already in progress.
Fred LeFebvre is the Morning Show Host at Radio 1370 WSPD.