The Physical Therapy Department at Western University of Health Sciences will host a double-header softball game against the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team (WWAST) on Oct. 4, 2014.

Gates open at 3 p.m. Games will be at 4 and 7 p.m. at San Manuel Stadium, 280 South E. St., San Bernardino, California – home of the Inland Empire 66ers minor league baseball team.

Supporters will enjoy food, drinks and great softball to benefit the WWAST (http://woundedwarrioramputeesoftballteam.org/), which raises awareness and education about the Wounded Warriors and their ability to overcome any obstacle.

The first game will pit first responders, WesternU alumni and donors against WWAST. By making at least a $500 sponsorship-level donation, donors will have an opportunity to play in the first game. The second game will have WesternU physical therapy students playing against the WWAST.

WWAST is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose mission is to raise awareness and educate and inspire the public about the strength and resiliency of wounded warriors. The team is composed of veterans and active-duty servicemen who have served in the global war on terrorism in Iraq and in Afghanistan. They now travel the country playing able-bodied teams in competitive, celebrity and exhibition softball games, bringing their special brand of softball, courage and inspiration, according to the WWAST website.

Contact Tiffany Witherspoon by email at twitherspoon@westernu.edu or by phone at (909) 469-5545 for more information about playing against the WWAST.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for military, and free for kids 12 and under, and can be purchased through Ticketmaster via this link: http://ow.ly/z9xIo.