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Louisville Slugger Warriors In Action During the Winter National Championships

Nov. 1, 2017

SSUSA National Director Tim McElroy, left, presents a special award to David Van Sleet, the General Manager of the Louisville Slugger Warriors. 

The Louisville Slugger Warriors, a highly decorated national slow pitch softball tournament team featuring US Military Veterans and Active Duty Personnel who have overcome serious wounds in combat to play at a very high level of competition, were in action on Friday night, November 10, during the 2017 SSUSA Winter National Championships. The team defeated Team Florida (60 Major Plus) by a score of 33-10.

"It was a privilege to play alongside these athletes that laid down their lives for us,” said Jim Lyle, a member of Team Florida who also played a key role in putting the exhibition game together. “It was a great event that I’m proud to be associated with. We owe so much gratitude to these kids.”

For a recap of the game, please read the article written by Justin Martin, Louisville Slugger Warriors dazzle as wounded vets play ball, that appeared in the Naples Herald on November 11.

You can also read the article, True grit: Warriors softball team shows how they've overcome all obstacles, that appeared in the Naples Daily News.

You can catch the Louisivlle Slugger Warriors in action again in February, at the TOC, as the team will take on the winning team of the TOC All-Star game, in what has become an annual tradition.

Randy Kington (Speaker, Vietnam Veteran and author of "What a Life") addresses the crowd and threw out the first pitch.

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