CUMMING, Ga. — On Sunday, March 10, 2019, the North Georgia Ambush Baseball team will host the inaugural “Win for the Warriors” baseball tournament, benefiting the For The Warriors Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to assist disabled military service members as they integrate back into society and attempt to live a rewarding, fulfilling, and productive life.

“We've all developed many friendships out of this, so this is going to continue past the baseball tournament,” Samuel Walley said.

Walley, who will throw out the first pitch on Sunday, was part of the 82nd airborne infantry in the U.S. Army.

“It was June 6, 2012, about 10 in the morning,” he said. “I was hit by a remote-controlled IED off to the right of me resulting in the loss of my right leg above the knee. My left arm was chopped off by a piece of shrapnel just below the elbow.”

Sean Adams, a retired marine who was also wounded in 2012 by an IED blast, said he loves being able to have a positive influence on the kids involved with this tournament.

“I want these kids to understand what patriotism is, understand what freedom means, and understand that it was paid with blood and sacrifice, not paid with anything else.

The Ambush team is led by coaches, Blake Dotson, Chris Marcotte, and Chris Wells, who strive to fulfill three main goals in the boys: to be respectful, to hustle, and to live their lives in a manner for which they have been called by God to do. Each Ambush team member has been assigned a veteran Warrior in whose honor they will be playing. North Georgia Ambush has invited, and will be joined by, seven other teams from Forsyth, Lumpkin, Gwinnett and Cherokee counties to play in the tournament.

The tournament will be held at Rock Creek Park in Dawsonville, Georgia. There will be an Opening Ceremonies with a Color Guard from the Dawson County JROTC presenting the colors, the National Anthem will be sung, and each Warrior and Ambush team member will be recognized. The first pitch of the tournament will be thrown by Brigadier General, Michael Seely, USA (Retired). Board Members and volunteers of For The Warriors Foundation will also be in attendance. Proceeds from the tournament will go to benefit For The Warriors Foundation and their veteran activities throughout the year.

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