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Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball game Friday
COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio (Adam Clements) -- It's not your run of the mill softball team.
The Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball Team is in town. This very special collection of softball players, veterans who have sacrificed so much for their country, are proving that even something so life altering as losing a limb isn't going to hold them back.
A group of wounded warriors will team up with local firefighters and police officers to take on some of the best softball players from across the United States. "A completely humbling experience. They don't feel sorry for themselves, there's no remorse. It's, 'I want to play ball,' the limbs, it doesn't matter. I just want to play ball. And it is. It's very inspirational," says organizer Brian Wegman.
They hit, catch, run and throw. If it weren't for their prosthetic limbs it would be difficult to distinguish them from the other ball players. They've been touring the United States for a few years. Organizers say they're honored they decided to come to the Tri-State.
The game starts at 8:30 at the Mid-America Ballyard in Colerain Township. The big fireworks show will start right after the game.
The Wounded Warrior Project has served more than fifty-three thousand veterans and their families since 2001.
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