Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Trailblazer Tuesday - Wounded Warrior Umpire Academy

Former MiLB umpire Rob Healey reached out and asked me to share the story of a charity he's involved in, the Wounded Warrior Umpire Academy (@WWUA2014), whose motto is "Still in the Fight."

The WWUA brings baseball to military service, beginning with the inaugural Wounded Warrior Umpire Camp in 2014; WWUA shortly gained approval of the United States Marine Corps' Wounded Warrior Regiment as a full-fledged charitable organization event.

In the WWUA's history, President Gregory A. Wilson depicts how the organization dedicates itself to wounded veterans and recovering service members looking to connect (or reconnect) with baseball during their recovery in what 9News-Denver called "a new lease on life for some, giving wounded warriors another chance through baseball."

You can find more information about the Ormond Beach, Florida-based WWUA at http://www.woundedwarriorua.org/ or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WWUA14/.


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