Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team To Play In Sag Harbor

On August 4 and 5, the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team (WWAST) is playing two games. The first in Sag Harbor and the second in Center Moriches, against a team made up of celebrities and professional athletes. The odds don’t look good for the celebs—the WWAST almost always wins! 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.” The team is supported entirely by donations from David Van Sleet, who is also the head coach. For over 30 years Van Sleet has worked in prosthetics for the Department of Veterans Affairs. His 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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