Lubbock is welcoming the Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball Team with a 'Red, White & Blue Weekend' April 29 - May 1, 2016.

April 28, several team members will be at a reception at the Llano Winery from 6 to 9 p.m., hosted by River Smith's Chicken & Catfish.

April 29, the WWAST will hold a practice that's open to the public from 5 to 7 p.m. at the LCU Ladies Softball field.

And on April 30, Lubbock Mayor Glen Robertson & the WWAST will lead a Pride Ride from Family Power Sports, located at 4202 W. Loop 289, to the Lubbock Veterans Memorial at 82nd St. & Memphis, then on to the Blue Ribbon Rally.

The WWAST will play a double header at 6 p.m. on April 30 and May 1 at 2 p.m at the LCU Sports Complex.

Amazing merchandise, including a signed guitar from country music star Eric Church, can be purchased at

Since its inception, over 85 percent of the donations received have supported programs helping Wounded Warrior amputees, amputee children and medical research.

Everyone in Lubbock is encouraged to raise your American flags between April 28 & May 1st to show support to these truly amazing men who have not only fought and almost lost their lives to defend our country and our freedom, but who fight on, missing limbs, but full of heart and courage.

"These men have a story to tell and they will be in Lubbock to raise awareness and visit with children, students and adults alike," said Chuck Brown, spokesman for the Wounded Warrior program in Lubbock. They will share their stories of courage and triumph in the face of devastating adversity.

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