For Immediate Release

April 28, 2019

Norfolk, VirginiaThe USA Patriots, completed the first day of their annual weeklong event, the Tour of Virginia with a kick off in Johnson City, Tennessee at the Cardinal Memorial Park with a double header against the Johnson City Fire Department, followed by the Johnson City Police Department. The USAP formerly known as the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team, came in hot to the first game with 10 runs in against the Johnson City Fire Department’s 4 runs. They would take a short break and then head back out to challenge the Johnson City Police Department, but fell short one run with the final score being 16 to 15.


The USA Patriots continued for their second day as they moved up the Interstate 81 Corridor and into Abingdon Virginia, just outside of Bristol Virginia. The USAP played another double header at Latture Field against the Washington County Sheriff followed by the Abingdon Fire Department. The team was met with a large showing and engaging crowd from the community and hospitality was provided by the Washington County Moose Family Center #1966.


The USA Patriots, America’s Amputee Softball Team would like to thank USA Softball of Tennessee, Johnson City Convention and Visitors Bureau, USA Softball of Piedmont Virginia and all of the Johnson City community sponsors and the community of Abingdon who stepped up to make the Tour of Virginia kick off a success. The team will take an off day tomorrow and continue North on 81 into Wytheville Virginia.

April 30th – Wytheville, VA – Wytheville College Softball Fields

May 1st – Strasburg, VA

May 2nd – Lynchburg, VA

May 3rd – Bedford, VA

May 4th – Vinton/Salem, VA

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About the USA Patriots, America’s Amputee Softball Team

The USA Patriots, formerly known as Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team is a 501(c)(3) public charity whose mission is to inspire and educate others while enhancing the health and welfare of Wounded Warrior Amputees. The WWAST represents some of our nation’s bravest and most determined heroes, soldiers and veterans. These men and women have sustained severe injuries resulting in amputation, and through extensive rehabilitation, they have become competitive athletes again, playing against able- bodied teams in exhibition games across the country. Their armor now includes prosthetic legs and arms, along with extreme perseverance and attitude, allowing them to continue Serving Beyond The Uniform®. Together they are the USA Patriots, America’s Amputee Softball Team.