Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team Benefit -July 20

Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team Benefit in Modesto Modesto, CA – They’ve lost limbs while serving our country in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. On Saturday, July 20, 2013, the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team (WWAST) will face the Stanislaus Senior Softball Association (SSSA) in an exhibition game at John Thurman Field in Modesto. The WWAST travels all over the United States not just to play softball, but to raise awareness and share their motto: “Life without limbs, is limitless.” “These guys have made incredible sacrifices for our freedom,” stated Joe Savage, event organizer and member of the SSSA. “Our local softball team is inspired by their courage, and it’s really an honor to play against them.” The SSSA has been working for nearly a year to raise money to bring the WWAST to Modesto. Savage declared, “We’ve been thrilled with the financial support we’ve received from companies and individuals throughout the area. It’s gratifying to see the community support such an amazing group of athletes who are truly heroes.” Assistant General Manager for the Modesto Nuts, Tyler Richardson, affirmed, “The Modesto Nuts are excited to partner with the Stanislaus Senior Softball Association to bring the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team to Modesto. This will be a memorable night for everyone involved.” Just one of many local companies to support the event, Storer Coachways will transport the WWAST from the Sacramento Metropolitan Airport to Modesto on Friday, July 19, as well as to the game on Saturday. During each bus trip, the team will have a motorcycle escort consisting of up to thirty riders. At the game, the SSSA will host 8 Gold Star Families (people who have lost a family member in the war). Additionally, a Gold Star father, Brian Hyde, will sing the national anthem. Celebrating a love of softball as well as its 25th anniversary, the SSSA is a senior softball club comprised of 350 members playing in five leagues. The four men’s leagues are broken into age groups starting at age 45, and one ladies group starting at age 40. In previous years, the SSSA has donated to various charities including: Special Olympics, Make-A-Wish Foundation, American Cancer Society and the Stanislaus County Public High Schools Sports Program. This past year, the organization chose to spearhead a fundraiser for the WWAST. The game will take place on Saturday, July 20, just prior to the Modesto Nuts game. Gates open at 4:00pm and the game starts at 4:45pm. Tickets include the Modesto Nuts game and can be purchased by contacting Joe Savage at (209) 526-8306 or email atc1@att.net. All proceeds go directly to the WWAST.

About the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team (WWAST): To learn more, visit www.WoundedWarriorAmputeeSoftballTeam.org<http://www.WoundedWarriorAmputeeSoftballTeam.org>. About the Stanislaus Senior Softball Association (SSSA): To learn more, visit www.leaguelineup.com/WELCOME.ASP?URL=SSSA<http://www.leaguelineup.com/WELCOME.ASP?URL=SSSA>. Contact For more information about the game, contact Joe Savage at (209) 526-8306 or email atc1@att.net.



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Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.