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The Washington Nationals today announced the celebrities who will participate in the third annual Wounded Warrior Celebrity Softball Classic (WWCSC) following the 1:35 p.m. Nationals-Phillies game on Sunday, September 15.
The celebrity participants will play alongside the extraordinary athletes of the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team (WWAST), who travel the country competing against able-bodied opponents. The team proves that life without a limb is limitless, and that the road to recovery – no matter how long – can lead to a full and satisfying life for veterans and their families.
This year’s WWCSC will include the following participants from across television, film, sports and the military*:
|Sakina Jaffrey||House of Cards|
|Katie Ledecky||Olympic Gold Medalist and World Record Holder, USA Swimming|
|Omar Benson Miller||CSI: Miami|
|Luke Russert||Correspondent, NBC News|
|Admiral Sandy Winnefeld||Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff|
They will join representatives from the Nationals and team broadcast affiliates, including*:
|Chelsey Desmond||Wife of Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond|
|Jill Hairston||Wife of Nationals outfielder Scott Hairston|
|Dave Jageler||Nationals Radio Announcer|
|Randy Knorr||Nationals Bench Coach|
|Jennifer LaRoche||Wife of Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche|
|F.P. Santangelo||Color Analyst, MASN|
|Charlie Slowes||Nationals Radio Announcer|
|Tony Tarasco||Nationals First Base Coach|
Fans who wish to attend the free postgame event must have a valid ticket for the September 15 Nationals-Phillies game, which are on sale through a special ticket link at nationals.com/celebritysoftball. For each ticket purchased through the link, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the WWAST. Tickets will also be available at the box office.
* Celebrity players are subject to change at any time