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May 3, 2013

P.M. UPDATE: Wounded Warriors softball game set for Saturday

“Extreme perseverance and attitude” will be on display when the national Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team takes on Veterans Affairs staffers and Muskogee police and firefighters in a doubleheader extravaganza from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Love-Hatbox Sports Complex.

The wounded warriors’ softball team is made up of “young, competitive, athletic veterans and active-duty soldiers” who lost limbs while serving in the military after the events of Sept. 11, 2001. The team represents “some of our nation’s bravest and most determined heroes, soldiers and veterans.”

The team’s “mission is to raise awareness, through exhibition and celebrity softball games, of the sacrifices and resilience of our military, and highlight their ability to rise above any challenge.” Its “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 the sport they loved.”

 

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