Published: Nov 12, 2011 4:49 AM EST
Updated: Nov 12, 2011 4:50 AM EST

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. - There aren't many cities in America where a softball game on a chilly November night would attract a large crowd. But the game Friday night in Bonita Springs wasn't any ordinary game.

"I was excited, an actual standing sport," said softball player Tim Horton, with an emphasis on standing.

Horton lost his left leg when his Humvee drove over an Improvised Explosive Device in Iraq. He's a Wounded Warrior, just like the rest of his team

David Van Sleet started the Amputee Softball Team to combine his two passions in live. Van Sleet works in the prosthetics division of the Veteran's Affairs Administration.

"They got injured, couldn't walk, they didn't think they were going to live, let alone play a team sport again," said Van Sleet.

The competition Friday night was against the Bonita Springs Fire Department. Money raised benefits the Wounded Warrior Foundation.