Shriners Hospital Hosts Breakfast for Wounded Warrior Softball Team

Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California will be serving a healthy helping of inspiration when the Wounded Warrior Softball Team (WWAST) joins patients and families for breakfast at the hospital at 9 a.m., Saturday, July 11.   The breakfast is one of several events scheduled as a prelude to the 3:30 p.m. game at Raley Field, where the Wounded Warriors will challenge the Sacramento All-Stars, a team of local celebrities and personalities — retired Sacramento Kings Bobby Jackson, former NFL player Adrian Ross, Sacramento Kings Announcer Scott Moak, KCRA Sports Anchor Lisa Gonzales, and Carmichael Dave of CBS Radio, to name a few.

Joining the Sacramento All-Stars for the Saturday breakfast and game is Dan Munoz, manager of the Orthotics & Prosthetics program at Shriners Hospital. Several patients served by the orthotics and prosthetics program will participate in the pre-game festivities at the breakfast and at Raley Field. Patients will meet Wounded Warrior softball players and Sacramento All Stars at the Shriners Hospital breakfast, where the beloved River Cats mascot Dinger will also make a guest appearance.

The pediatric orthotic and prosthetic specialists at the Northern California Shriners Hospital design braces, artificial arms and legs, and adaptive devices that give children the ability to pursue their dreams. Each device is custom designed and fabricated to meet the individual needs of each patient. Devices made at Shriners Hospital include prosthetic legs for sports, including swim, adaptive devices for aspiring musicians, scoliosis braces, club foot braces, and even a prosthetic leg that slips into high heels so a young teen can wear heels to her prom. The orthotics and prosthetic specialists produce more than 300 orthotic and prosthetic devices each month.

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Shriners Hospitals for Children is devoted to transforming the lives of children through excellence in treatment, teaching and research.  Located at 2425 Stockton Boulevard in Sacramento, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California provides care to children with orthopaedic conditions, spinal cord injuries, burns, cleft lip, scars from any cause and other complex surgical needs. There are no barriers to care as admission is based on age and diagnosis.   Care is provided regardless of the family’s ability to pay. For further information call 916- 453-2000.

 

Media Contact:  Catherine Curran | Public Relations (916) 453-2218 | ccurran@shrinenet.org

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