LAKELAND, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Publix associates will go head-to-head against the USA Patriots, America’s Amputee Softball Team, in a charity game on Jan. 18 at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium to inspire others and educate communities about those impacted by amputation.
For more than a decade, the USA Patriots have enhanced the health and welfare of wounded warrior amputees by offering them a place for camaraderie and healing. Throughout the year, the team travels the country playing able-bodied teams in competitive and exhibition softball games, bringing their unique brand of softball, courage and perseverance to communities nationwide.
“These men and women are among the bravest and most determined heroes in our nation. They are driven and athletic, and our associates are excited to play alongside them in Saturday’s softball game,” said Publix’s Director of Media and Community Relations Maria Brous. “But this is more than just a game to us at Publix. We are honored to play a small role in supporting the USA Patriots in their mission of ‘Serving Beyond the Uniform’ and to celebrate the bravery of these individuals each time they step up to the plate.”
Gates open at 3 p.m.; the game begins at 4 p.m. Admission to this family-friendly event is free.
This event is presented by the Detroit Tigers Foundation of Florida, Publix and the City of Lakeland. To learn more about the USA Patriots and their mission, visit https://usawwast.org/.
About Publix Super Markets
Publix is privately owned and operated by its more than 200,000 employees, with 2018 sales of $36.1 billion. Currently, Publix has 1,239 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. For 22 consecutive years, the company has been named one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For, and Publix ranked No. 1 on Fortune’s inaugural list of Best Big Companies to Work For in 2019. In addition, Publix’s dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized among the top in the grocery business. For more information, visit the company’s website, corporate.publix.com.
About the USA Patriots
USA Patriots is a charitable organization whose mission is to bring veteran amputees together to promote the benefits of inclusive sports and therapeutic recreational activities. The softball team is comprised of competitive, athletic veterans who have lost limbs in combat and non-combat accidents.