TVS game to benefit Wounded Warrior project

By Eddie Mowen Jr.

April 22, 2014

Twin Valley South’s softball team will switch gears for this year’s charity game, and will play to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. The game was originally scheduled for Monday, April 28, but was postponed until Wednesday, May 7, due to rain.

The team will play Tri-Village at 5 p.m.

According to Head Coach Darcy Robinson, admission is free, but the team will be raffling off several themed gift baskets, selling t-shirts, and have a concession stand.

In the past, the charity game has benefited the war against breast cancer — but this year the girls will be supporting America’s “wounded warriors.”

The Wounded Warrior Project’s mission is to “foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history.” Its purpose is to: raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members; to help injured service members aid and assist each other; and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.”

The Wounded Warrior Project has made a $30 million pledge for 2014, to help 250 of the most severely injured warriors who will need a lifetime of support.

“All proceeds going towards our goal of raising $1,000 for WWP. We urge all softball fans to come out and support our cause, especially anyone who is serving or has served in the military, or the family members of those people serving. Besides raising money, our goal is to increase awareness of the need for such organizations who are meeting the physical, mental and social needs or our wounded veterans. They are the true heroes in our country and we want to do what we can to honor them,” Robinson said in an email.

The Lady Panthers did not play last week, but will get back in action this week with games four of five days.