Wounded Warrior Amputee team raises money for children with amputations, missing limbs
HAMILTON, Ohio (WKRC) - Some of our country's bravest soldiers grabbed a bat and ball for a softball game.
The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team travels across the United States. On Saturday, it took on first responders and a team of local veterans at Foundation Field in Hamilton.
Some of the money raised goes to a kids camp where the team coaches children with amputations or missing limbs, like Austin Osner.
"I've always had this bubble around me that I never wanted to go out of it. I was always the outsider. So, going to the camp, I just felt like I belonged somewhere kind of. I interacted a lot; I was free. I felt like I didn't need to care about anything," Osner said.
Osner and other former campers from Cincinnati were happy to reconnect with the players Saturday afternoon.
The Wounded Warrior Amputee Team gives the kids and a parent the entire camp experience at no cost. This year, it was held in New Hampshire.