By - April 1, 2018

Publix all-star associates play ball for a good cause


A team of 20 Publix associates put on their game faces to play softball against the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team (WWAST) — a charitable organization whose mission is to inspire and educate others while enhancing the health and welfare of wounded warrior amputees. The game took place in January at the Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Florida, and the friendly competition raised funds to benefit WWAST.

Grab some peanuts or cotton candy, and enjoy these game highlights.

WWAST takes the field before the game. Their team is comprised of competitive, athletic veterans and active duty soldiers who have lost limbs.

All the Publix players, along with coach and Senior Vice President Mike Smith, gather around for a team huddle.

Ice Cream Relief Operator Michael Coward swings and gets a base hit.

The Publix team included associates primarily from industrial operations.

The teams came together for the time-honored tradition of the post-game handshake.

Both teams pose for a group photo. It was a great game with a great organization.