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For Immediate Release:
December 08, 2015

Media Contact:
Alvaro Zabaleta

Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team Returns To Miami to Play in Celebrity Softball Game


Miami, FL-The Miami-Dade Police Department’s Police Officer Assistance Trust’s Operation Support Our Wounded Warriors is proud to welcome back to Miami the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team™ (WWAST). The WWAST is a 501(c) (3) public charity whose mission is to inspire and educate others while enhancing the health and welfare of wounded warrior amputees. The team is comprised of competitive, athletic veterans and active-duty soldiers who have lost limbs post-9/11, while serving their country in the military/war. The WWAST represents some of our nation’s bravest and most determined heroes, soldiers, and veterans. These men have sustained severe injuries resulting in amputation, and through extensive rehabilitation, have become competitive athletes again. They play against able-bodied teams in exhibition games across the country and their armor now includes prosthetic legs and arms, along with extreme perseverance and attitude.

Come out to support a great cause and see these wounded warriors play in a celebrity softball game versus a team of former and current Major League Baseball players at Florida International University (FIU) Baseball Stadium on Friday, December 11, 2015, at 8:00 p.m. An autograph session will follow the game.

Gates open at 7:00 p.m. Opening Ceremonies/Game starts at 8:00 p.m

Playing against the WWAST are:

Jose Fernandez (Miami Marlins)

Mike Lowell (Miami Marlins/Boston Red Sox)

Carl Pavano (Miami Marlins/New York Yankees)

Orlando ‘El Duque’ Hernandez (New York Yankees/New York Mets)

Placido Polanco (Miami Marlins/St. Louis Cardinals)

Eli Marrero (St. Louis Cardinals/New York Mets)

Shannon Stewart (Toronto Blue Jays)

Alex Fernandez (Miami Marlins/Chicago White Sox)

Cliff Floyd (Montreal Expos/San Diego Padres)

Rondell White (Montreal Expos/Minnesota Twins)

Juan Alvarez (Miami Marlins/Anaheim Angels)

Curtis Pride (Montreal Expos/Anaheim Angels)

Carlos Castillo (Chicago White Sox/Boston Red Sox)

Gus Gandarillas (Milwaukee Brewers)

Carlos Chantres (Chicago White Sox)

Tickets range from $15 for General Admission to $20 for Reserved Seating, and can be purchased through, the FIU Box Office, or contact Detective Alvaro Zabaleta at or Public Information Officer Lisa Macias at

Who: Wounded Warriors Versus Former/Current Major League Baseball Players

What:Celebrity Softball Game

When: December 11, 2015, 7:00 p.m.- 12:00 a.m.

Where:Florida International University (FIU) Baseball Stadium 11200 SW 8th Street, Miami, Florida

Why:To inspire and educate others while enhancing the health and welfare of wounded warrior amputees


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