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9/4/2013 1:18 P.M. ET

Washington Nationals announce celebrity participants for third annual Wounded Warrior Celebrity Softball Classic

The Washington Nationals today announced the celebrities who will participate in the third annual Wounded Warrior Celebrity Softball Classic (WWCSC) following the 1:35 p.m. Nationals-Phillies game on Sunday, September 15.

The celebrity participants will play alongside the extraordinary athletes of the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team (WWAST), who travel the country competing against able-bodied opponents. The team proves that life without a limb is limitless, and that the road to recovery - no matter how long - can lead to a full and satisfying life for veterans and their families.

This year's WWCSC will include the following participants from across television, film, sports and the military*:

Brian Dietzan


Sakina Jaffrey

House of Cards

Katie Ledecky

Olympic Gold Medalist and World Record Holder, USA Swimming

Omar Benson Miller

CSI: Miami

Luke Russert

Correspondent, NBC News

Admiral Sandy Winnefeld

 Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff


They will join representatives from the Nationals and team broadcast affiliates, including*:

Chelsey Desmond

Wife of Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond

Jill Hairston

Wife of Nationals outfielder Scott Hairston

Dave Jageler

Nationals Radio Announcer

Randy Knorr

Nationals Bench Coach

Jennifer LaRoche

Wife of Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche

F.P. Santangelo

Color Analyst, MASN

Charlie Slowes

Nationals Radio Announcer

Tony Tarasco

Nationals First Base Coach

Fans who wish to attend the free postgame event must have a valid ticket for the September 15 Nationals-Phillies game, which are on sale through a special ticket link at nationals.com/celebritysoftball. For each ticket purchased through the link, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the WWAST. Tickets will also be available at the box office. 

* Celebrity players are subject to change at any time

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.