PHOENIX, July 10, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Saturday, July 4, 2015 Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) hosted a group of injured veterans and their families for a special Independence Day treat, free of charge: Alumni enjoyed the national pastime poolside at Chase Field for a game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies.
Chase Field's pool suite provided injured service members a stellar engagement opportunity to interact with other wounded veterans with similar challenges in the transition back into civilian life. Sharing stories of their military experiences in a social environment is one of the many ways veterans recover, heal, and gain self-confidence on their terms.
WWP Alumnus Corey Wellman called the event amazing. This year's Independence Day marked the first WWP event for him and his family, who loved the pool suite. "Perfect setup to catch a home run," Wellman said. "My daughter caught a fly ball during batting practice before the game." He also had a chance to learn about WWP's 20 free programs and services. After the game, the Diamondbacks presented a fireworks show for wounded service members, families, and fans in attendance.
If you or someone you know is interested in engaging with other warriors please visit woundedwarriorproject.org or call the Wounded Warrior Project Resource Center at 888.WWP.ALUM (997.2586).
About Wounded Warrior Project
The mission of Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. WWP's purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.
SOURCE Wounded Warrior Project