Little Heroes Come to 'Play Ball' in Mission Viejo

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Wounded Warriors mentor lttle heroes at National Softball Camp

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’Life without a limb is limitless.’ That’s our team motto, and our players are able to visibly demonstrate that.

On Friday, June 12th, at 6:30pm, the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team™ Kids Camp softball game will be held at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, California. Admission is free.

The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team™ (WWAST) is a team of active duty and veteran, military with amputations or missing limbs, who travel the country playing able-bodied softball teams.

“’Life without a limb is limitless.’ That’s our team motto, and our players are able to visibly demonstrate that, ” said Susan Rodio, Founder of the WWAST Kids Camp. “We show them that even after a life-altering injury, it is still possible to follow your passions.”

As seen on HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (“A League of Their Own”), Kids Camp, an all-inclusive softball camp, was created where the WWAST players serve as coaches and mentors. Attendees are children ages eight to twelve, with an amputation or missing limb, from all over the country.

“Creating Kids Camp just seemed like a natural fit to further our mission,” said Rodio. “What better group to inspire than these kids who face some of the same challenges as our players.”

Kids Camp is from June 8th to the 13th. Support from Mission Viejo and the surrounding areas are highly encouraged. A cheering crowd is what these kids need to feel motivated. With this support, these veterans who sustained debilitating injuries while protecting our country and children who face many of the same challenges, will help raise awareness, educate and inspire the public about the strength and resiliency of our wounded warriors and the Kids Camp attendees.

For more information about WWAST and Kids Camp, please visit http://www.thewwast.org.

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