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Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team Returns to Mission Viejo

The team will face off at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 3 with the Orange County First Responders.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.
Originally posted 12:31 p.m. April 16, 2014. Edited to correct mistakes in city news release.

From a city of Mission Viejo press release:


Mission Viejo's Youth Athletic Park will once again host the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team in two awe-inspiring games on Saturday, May 3.

Exemplifying its "life without a limb is limitless" motto, the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team travels the country taking on able-bodied challengers to show how injured war veterans can return to normal life. 

The team will face off at 1 p.m. with the Orange County First Responders at the city’s park located at 22056 Olympiad Road. The second game, a seven-inning all-star game, follows at 3:30 p.m. It will feature former Angels pitcher Justin Speier; former Angels and Dodgers great Jay Johnstone; former NFL punter Mike Horan; former pro baseball player Mike “Majik” Boyd; KFI-AM radio host Gary Hoffman; and Mission Viejo High School 
Football coaches Rob Johnson (a former NFL player) and his brother, Bret. 

Gates open at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $25 and include a barbecue meal and raffle ticket for dozens of items. Youth 17 and under pay $10; and kids 5 and under get in free. Active-duty military and veterans receive a $5 discount. 

A kids' zone will include a bounce house, face painting and a visit from Orange County Fire Authority firefighters and their hook-and-ladder truck.
 
For tickets and more information, visit here. Information is also available by calling 949-470-3061.

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