The Brook Hospitals in Louisville, Kentucky hosted the National Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball team during the Labor Day Weekend. It was a weekend long fundraising event that was also co-sponsored with Louisville Slugger and The Louisville Bats (Triple-A minor league baseball affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds). On September 1st, a team representing The Brook Hospitals, which was made up of employees and local celebrities, had the opportunity to participate in a softball game against the WWAST. Aside from poor weather, due to Tropical Storm Isaac, the game was a huge success and fun for all that watched or participated. In the end, The Brook Hospitals couldn’t keep up with the homerun onslaught of The WWAS, which totaled 20. On Sunday, the WWAST participated in a game against representatives of the local VA Medical Center and then on Monday they took on the Louisville Sports All-Stars at Slugger Field prior to the Louisville Bats last home game of the year.
The Brook Hospitals were honored and privileged to meet such courageous and inspiring individuals. They are dedicated to their vision to support and honor our soldiers and veterans sacrifices, and to show other amputees and everyone who sees or hears about them that “life without a limb is limitless”.
“We were able to raise $8,000 for WWAST” according to Jerry Lucas, Community Relations Liaison for The Brook Hospital Dupont’s military program and coordinator of the event. “It was such a great experience to meet and spend time with each of them. We look forward to having them back in 2014.”