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City hopes to host Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team this fall

(Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

The city of Jonesboro hopes to host wounded warriors in a softball tournament later this year.

The Jonesboro City Council Finance and Administration Committee will consider a resolution Tuesday to enter into a contract with Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball Team for a three-day event in Jonesboro.

According to the resolution, the Jonesboro Advertising and Promotions Commission will make an upfront donation of $5,000 to the event if it's approved by city council.

If approved, the city will also partner with Fairfield Suites for motel rooms, two local restaurants for meals and a local car dealership for transportation for the Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball Team.

The event will take place at the Southside Softball Complex Nov. 10-12, 2017.

The WWAST is a non-profit charitable organization whose mission is to inspire and educate others, while enhancing the health and welfare of Wounded Warrior Amputees.

“These men 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,” the WWAST website states.

Donations to the organization are tax-deductible.

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