Seriously Athletic Amputees at 3rd Annual Wounded Warrior Softball Classic

Tom Carlo (in white) with Zach Briseno (in blue), U.S. Marines

Three years running and the truth is: Amputee servicemen play softball better than celebrities.  Like, waaaay better.  Embarrassingly better.  That’s why this year, for the 3rd annual Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Classic, they blended the teams in an attempt to even the playing field.

Sydney – in front – recently participated in the WWAST’s program for children with amputations. She got an exhibition hit in the day’s game!

Sunday afternoon following the Nationals vs. Philadelphia Phillies game, notable names like Sakina Jaffrey (actress, House of Cards), Omar Miller (actor, CSI: Miami), Sandy Winnefeld (Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff), Katie Ledecky (Olympic Gold Medalist, Swimming), and Brian Dietzen (actor, NCIS) teamed up with members of the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team (WWAST) — all of whom have lost limbs while serving in our Armed Forces.

Striving to prove that “life without a limb is limitless,” and that the road to recovery can lead to a full and satisfying life, these players — who only play against able-bodied opponents despite their extensive injuries —
performed with exceptional skill and incredible agility.  And they came to win.

In the end, it was a close call, with the “White” team besting the “Blue” team 10 – 9.  In the future, we’ll hope the Classic returns to its original style of play, Warriors vs. Celebs, so they can gloat in a truly triumphant team win.

And so spectators can see how truly miraculous is their mettle.

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