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Softball event at Al Lang for Wounded Warrior project

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Proceeds from the event went to several local charity organizations. Proceeds from the event went to several local charity organizations.
Three softball games were played at Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg. Three softball games were played at Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg.
ST. PETERSBURG, FL (WFLA) - A handful of Bay area celebrities played softball Sunday against members of the St. Petersburg Police and Fire Departments at Al Lang Stadium as part of the First-Annual Wounded Warrior games.

VETSports hosted the event which got underway just after noon. Kiwanis Miracle League – an organization that provides sports equipment for special needs children – also took part in the event.

A portion of the money raised will benefit the organization as it attempts to foster growth within the community.

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“By hosting this first-annual event we are joining the city of St. Petersburg and the Tampa Bay region to celebrate out veterans and children with physical limitations,” said Taylor Urruela, Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer for VETSports. “These kind of activities help spread the word about the important role of adaptive sports in the community and the benefits they provide.”

The first softball game featured folks associated with VETSports vs. St. Petersburg Fire Rescue. Game two was a matchup between VETSports and the St. Petersburg Police Department and the celebrities took on VETSports in the final game.

The family friendly event also featured appearances by Sparky the Fire Dog and Raymond, the Tampa Bay Rays mascot. A silent auction, a 50/50 raffle and live entertainment was also part of the festivities at Al Lang Stadium.

VETSports partnered in the event with several of the Bay area’s professional sports organizations – the Rays, Buccaneers and Lighting.
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