I was honored to be a speaker for the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team (WWAST) game in Manhattan, KS this month.
The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose mission is to raise awareness, educate and inspire the public about the strength and resiliency of our wounded warriors, showing how a positive attitude, commitment, dedication and perseverance allow them to overcome any obstacle. The Team is comprised of veterans and active-duty servicemen who have served our country in the Global War on Terrorism, in Iraq and in Afghanistan. They now travel throughout the country playing able-bodied teams in competitive, celebrity and exhibition softball games – bringing their special brand of softball, courage and inspiration. The WWAST is comprised of young, competitive, athletic veterans and active duty soldiers who have lost limbs while serving their country in the military/war. The team includes individuals with a variety of amputations of the arm, above knee, below knee, bilateral below knee, and foot.
While I was there at the WWAST event against the celebrity team, I got an opportunity to meet up with John Riggins, one of the professional football players I looked up to in my childhood. John hails from Kansas, and he played for the Kansas Jayhawks, the New York Jets and the Washington Redskins. He had the honor of being named MVP of the Super Bowl Champion Washington Redskins. The thing I most admired about John was his non-stop, hard-hitting running style. Watch the videos below to see what I mean….
Wishing you continued success in ALL you aspire to do!