Wounded Warriors in Binghamton for Saturday game
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BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- NYSEG Stadium will host an extraordinary softball game between servicemen and local law enforcement officers on Saturday.
The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team will face off against Broome County law enforcement. The Warriors are made up of veterans and active duty soldiers who have lost limbs while at war. The law enforcement team will include members of the Broome County Sheriff's Office,and the Binghamton, Endicott and Johnson City police departments.
The Warriors had a meet and greet at the Riverwalk Hotel in Binghamton Friday. They hope to raise awareness of the sacrifices many servicemen make for their country and show they can go beyond the limits of prosthetic technology.
"My goal was to turn these guys into a softball team and I’m pretty close to doing that. My other goal is raise some money for veterans that aren’t quite so fortunate that are amputees. I’d like to help them get out of the house do an activity. They don’t have to compete at our level, not a lot of people can. This team has a lot of ability, a lot of chemistry, but I want some other guys suffering at home to get on with their life and help them do that," said David Van Sleet, Wounded Warriors Founder and Head Coach.
Opening ceremonies will be at 4 p.m. The game will be at 5 p.m.