Washington Nationals announce celebrity participants for third annual Wounded Warrior Celebrity Softball Classic


Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

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*:

Brian DietzanNCIS
Sakina JaffreyHouse of Cards
Katie LedeckyOlympic Gold Medalist and World Record Holder, USA Swimming
Omar Benson MillerCSI: Miami
Luke RussertCorrespondent, 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 DesmondWife of Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond
Jill HairstonWife of Nationals outfielder Scott Hairston
Dave JagelerNationals Radio Announcer
Randy KnorrNationals Bench Coach
Jennifer LaRocheWife of Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche
F.P. SantangeloColor Analyst, MASN
Charlie SlowesNationals Radio Announcer
Tony TarascoNationals 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/celebritysoftballFor 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