IMPACT
01/24/2012 01:23 pm ET

Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Raises Money For Other Wounded Vets

A team of Army and Navy veterans are taking a new swing at America's favorite past time.

The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team is traveling the country to raise awareness and funds for other amputees, according to the Orange County Register.

Their motto is "life without a limb is limitless", and the players are proof of that, recently defeating a team of police officers and firefighters.

"You know when I first got injured I didn't think I was going to be able to do any of this stuff again, let alone walk," Bobby McCardle, a Warriors team member who was injured by an IED in Iraq, told the news source.

According to Progress-Index.com, the 11-player team already has 75 games scheduled for 2012, and are able to travel through corporate sponsorships. Together, they wear nearly $2 million worth of prosthetics.

"We got a good bunch of guys," David Van Sleet, the team's coach who worked in military prosthetics for 30 years, told Progress-Index.com "A lot of amputees are depressed, sitting at home, not getting off the couch. And we say, 'Look you don't have to do anything at this level, but you need to get up and go do something.' We try to encourage other amputees to maybe get back into a normal state of life, one way or another. They've got to get going."

The team just hit the road to start their games. To see a schedule, click here. To donate to the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team, click here.

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