The west Texas Scorpions minor league football team is excited to announce they will host a Wounded Warrior Project football game in honor of the brave veterans in Mason, Brady and surrounding cities. The games will be held at the Puncherdome in Mason, Texas, on December 8th at 5:00 p.m.
The Scorpions have assisted in many charity games the past three years (Toys for Tots, military appreciation games in San Angelo and Abilen, Boys & Girls Clubs games, breast cancer awareness games, Abilene Regional Food Bank game, and community soup kitchen games).
Proudly, in the near future (February), they will host a Hunt for Heroes Relief football game to aid in whatever financial shortcomings the families of these heroes may encounter. In January, the Scorpions will be playing at the Cowboy Stadium to be a part of a three-game charity event for breast cancer awareness.
The team is hoping for a large turnout from the local and surrounding cities to help support this worthy cause. Also, the community gets the chance to see a minor league team in action. They are ranked #1 in Texas and 5th nationally this past season. And, like the Mason Punchers, they too have a state championship to their credit.
The West Texas Scorpion team consists of nine active duty military members, three prior service members, three National Guard members and one member that is a former Army "Iraq Desert Shield/Storm," Bosnia and Cuba conflicts disabled veteran. The team is also made up of former collegiate athletes, former high school athletes, foremer arena athletes, and guys that just love to play football.
On a side not, they also have a local Mason player on the team that exemplifies the term "football player." He does whatever needs to be done to get the job done. He is a great example of a West Texas Player (play hard, play to the whistle, and play your capabilities every play). That player is Brian "Mr. Mason" Tatsch.
The Scorpions are a three year program that loves assisting their communities, love playing football, and last; but, certainly not least, love our country and God.
Admission will be $5. Active/retired military with IDs, as well as VA cards, $3. Kids 10 and under are free.