The Patriots Softball Club brings together active duty and veteran Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Airmen from various military installations throughout the greater Washington, D.C. area. Established in 2015, the Patriots compete in numerous softball tournaments–both civilian and military–in the Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Delaware regions. The Patriots have even fielded a team at the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) Military World Softball Tournament for the past two years.
The Patriots’ core mission is to bring service members and veterans together to participate in a community of competitive sports, fellowship, and comradery in an environment committed to team and family. We want to provide a safe healing place for veterans to be active within the community
"Playing with the Patriots is an outlet for me to have a good time and meet great people. Having American Freedom Fund as part of the team and supporting us takes away a lot of hardships for some of the guys who wouldn’t be able to be on the team without them. That just makes it even more of a rewarding experience.”
-Jacob Hagan, CTN3, USN
"Having the opportunity to be a part of the Patriots Softball Team has given me the chance to continue to play the game I love as well as meet other veterans and military members in the community. The Patriots have grown into a family and I can honestly say I have forged friendships that go beyond the softball field and will last for many years. I feel very fortunate to be a part of such an amazing organization."
-Travis Arizpe, IS1, USN