Wounded Warriors head to Northeast Delta Dental Stadium this weekend

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MANCHESTER, NH – The Fisher Cats are out of town this weekend, but there will still be plenty of activity at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium.

On June 16, the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team (WWAST) face a group of local celebrities, culminating the sixth annual week-long WWAST Kids Softball Camp.

All 35 members of the team are veterans and active duty military members from all service branches who have sustained injuries resulting in amputation. The team travels across the country raising money for medical research, rehabilitation equipment and the annual kids camp, which seeks to empower young boys and girls with amputations.

“The Kids Camp encompasses everything that the WWAST hopes to achieve in its mission to inspire others”, said Brian Gentilotti, WWAST Player and Board Member. “Our team embodies the true meaning of service beyond the uniform.  It is our absolute privilege to mentor these kids with ‘so-called’ disabilities.  From the outside, it may seem like the WWAST is the one giving back, but, in reality, it is kids that give back to us.  It is a blessing and a privilege to host this camp.”

The game is set to begin at 4 p.m. with a special kids’ game beginning at 2 p.m.

Tickets cost $7 and can be purchased on the Fisher Cats website, at the Fisher Cats box office or by calling 603-641-2005. More information on the WWAST can be found at www.thewwast.org.