A traveling softball team made up of veterans who lost limbs in combat has a game scheduled at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma Saturday against a squad of players from Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team has played in more than 60 cities over the past two years, including a game at Fenway Park in Boston. It has 21 players, each of whom has had an amputation because of wounds suffered while serving in Iraq or Afghanistan.
One of the players, Nick Clark, is a Puyallup resident who lost a leg in Afghanistan six years ago while serving with an Italy-based airborne brigade.
The game is free to get in. People can make donations to the wounded warrior team at the stadium or go online to www.thewwast.org.
The morning softball game leads into a veteran appreciation day at Cheney Stadium that will include tailgating in the afternoon and special ticket packages for a 7 p.m. game between the Rainiers and the Sacramento River Cats. For more information, go to tacomarainiers.com.
On Sunday, the Wounded Warrior team will face the women of the Seattle University softball team at the university’s Logan Field. Game time is 5 p.m.