The Wounded Warrior Disabled Sports Project appreciates the generous support of NBCC and the San Antonio Missions. These organizations are not only coming together to support wounded warriors in their community undergoing rehabilitation at Brooke Army Medical Center, but the proceeds of this event will help support sports rehabilitation programs for wounded warriors across the country
San Antonio, TX (Vocus) October 1, 2009 —-
No Bats Baseball Club (NBBC) today announced it will host fundraiser baseball games on Friday, October 2nd and Saturday October, 3rd from 9AM to 3PM at the San Antonio Missions Double AA Stadium to benefit the Wounded Warrior Disabled Sports Project. Wounded warriors undergoing rehabilitation at Brooke Army Medical Center are invited to participate in the interclub games. The event is open to the public and admission is free with a donation optional.
One hundred percent of the proceeds raised by NBBC will go to the sports rehabilitation programs for the wounded warriors undergoing rehabilitation at major military hospitals including Brooke Army Medical Center, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Bethesda Naval Medical Center and Balboa Medical Center.
“The Wounded Warrior Disabled Sports Project appreciates the generous support of NBCC and the San Antonio Missions. These organizations are not only coming together to support wounded warriors in their community undergoing rehabilitation at Brooke Army Medical Center, but the proceeds of this event will help support sports rehabilitation programs for wounded warriors across the country,” said Disabled Sports USA Executive Director, Kirk Bauer.
This year NBBC has chosen to support the Wounded Warrior Disabled Sports Project (WWDSP), which provides year round sports rehabilitation programs for severely wounded service members from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflict and the Global War on Terrorism. Disabled Sports USA (DS/USA) offers these permanently injured service members nationwide sports rehabilitation programs as part of their hospital rehabilitation process as the WWDSP is highly recognized by the major military facilities as being a key element in helping these young men and women return to a full and productive life.
NBBC, a non-profit organization, founded in 1991, dedicated to promoting charity and goodwill through baseball. Membership consists of hundreds of individuals, ranging from ages 20 to 50, from across the nation, who share the passion for playing baseball while helping others. NBBC has raised over $600,000 for baseball-related charities including: Tony and Alicia Gwynn Foundation, the Nolan Ryan Foundation, The Miracle League, the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, the Jim “Catfish” Hunter ALS Foundation, Randy Johnson’s Foundation, Dave Dravecky’s Outreach for Hope and Chicago Cubs Care.
For more information please visit No Bats Baseball Club.
About Wounded Warrior Disabled Sports Project
The Wounded Warrior Disabled Sports Project is a partnership between Disabled Sports USA, its chapters and the Wounded Warrior Project, providing year round sports programs for severely wounded service members from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflict and the Global War on Terrorism. Over forty years of experience has shown early intervention with active sports results in successful rehabilitation, leading to employment. The “Wounded Warriors” and their family members are provided these opportunities free of charge, including transportation, lodging, adaptive equipment and individualized instruction in over a dozen different winter and summer sports. Programs take place at sites throughout the United States of America offering wounded warriors the opportunity to integrate as participants and mentors in their home communities. For more information, visit Wounded Warrior Disabled Sports Project.
About Wounded Warrior Project
Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors. WWP serves to raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women, to help severely injured service members aid and assist each other and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. For more information, please call 877 TEAM WWP (832-6997) or visit Wounded Warrior Project.
About Disabled Sports USA
Founded in 1967 by disabled Vietnam veterans, Disabled Sports USA (DS/USA) provides national leadership and opportunities for individuals with disabilities to develop independence, confidence, and fitness through participation in community sports, recreation and educational programs. DS/USA is a national multi-sport, multi-disability organization serving more than 60,000 youth and adults annually. A member of the U.S. Olympic Committee, DS/USA offers programs through its nationwide network of 100 community-based chapters operating in 38 states. DS/USA is a member of the Combined Federal Campaign; CFC Number: 10151. For schedules and additional information, visit Disabled Sports USA or call (301) 217-9840.