Unique Doubleheader Saturday July 11 Includes Both WWAST and River Cats Games
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Sacramento River Cats are honored to welcome the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team (WWAST) to Raley Field this Saturday, July 11. The WWAST will take on the Sacramento All-Stars at 3:30 p.m. in game one of a Raley Field doubleheader. The River Cats will then host their division rivals, the Fresno Grizzlies, at 7:05 p.m.
The WWAST is made up of brave men and women, both veterans and active duty soldiers, from four of the five service branches, who have sustained injuries resulting in amputation. Through extensive rehabilitation, they have become competitive athletes again, playing against able-bodied teams in competitive, celebrity, and exhibition games across the country.
In what is their first ever visit to Raley Field, the WWAST will take on the Sacramento All-Stars, a team composed of local personalities and celebrities, including retired Sacramento Kings Bobby Jackson, former NFL player Adrian Ross, Sacramento Kings Announcer Scott Moak, KCRA Sports Anchor Lisa Gonzales, Carmichael Dave of CBS Radio, and more. The two teams are set to take the field at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 11 following a special Missing Man Formation flyover.
Following the WWAST/Sacramento All-Stars game, the “best rivalry in baseball” will continue as the River Cats will host the division-leading Fresno Grizzlies in game four of a five-game set. This will be the final weekend of the 2015 season in which Sacramento will host the Highway 99 Series, as the two teams will square off for a final time in August at Chukchansi Park in Fresno. First pitch for part two of the doubleheader is set for 7:05 p.m.
In addition to functioning as an outlet for veterans and active duty soldiers to compete athletically, the WWAST uses these cross-country games to raise funds for the WWAST Kids Camp, medical research, and rehabilitation equipment. In its third year, the WWAST Kids Camp seeks to empower young boys and girls with amputations. The camps are led by WWAST players, who work as coaches and mentors, helping teach not just softball skills, but more importantly life skills as well.
Tickets for the doubleheader are still available and can be purchased by visiting www.rivercats.com/gamelink, selecting “Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball Game” and entering the promo code WWAST.
Courtesy to the Sacramento River Cats Media Relations