HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Hours before the first pitch and practice the trash talk was underway. "They'd better bring it because we're all athletes," says Long Distance Hitting Champion Jeremy Isenhower. Sgt. Lauren Montoya with the U.S. Military said, "I think we might surprise a couple of people."
Montoya is a wounded warrior, the active duty Sgt. Will get her "at bat" tonight.
"I haven't played in a while but I can't think of a better occasion to get back into it and see how it goes with a new foot and see if I've still got it," said Montoya.
She lost a foot when her convoy was struck by an IED in Afghanistan. Sgt. Montoya says, "As somebody that was injured, a lot of us in the military are competitive, love to win, and we want to be the best at anything we do."
The match-up between the PX3 Patriots and the Lone Star Survivor Foundation will raise funds and awareness for their mission to help veterans and former athletes with day to day issues from brain injuries, like a breathing orthotic they say sends more fuel to the brain.
Founder & Chairman of PX3 Research Foundation Brad Layzell says, "To see what they are doing it's really tough to complain or whine about things when you see the efforts they are doing and what they're going through on a day to day basis. To be able to help those people in that community is just an honor." Layzell is a retired NHL hockey player.
The Patriots roster will be full of military men and women while the Lone Star Survivors is led by Marcus Luttrell, retired Navy SEAL, and the inspiration behind the movie "Lone Survivor" starring Mark Wahlberg. It's based on his team's 2005 Taliban mission.
The survivors team will be full of jerseys with the names of former athletes like Dan Pastorini and long distance hitting champion Jeremy Isenhower.
"The drive for the warriors is amazing, you're driving, fighting for your life, in a sense athletes try to do that but it's a game. You want to win and a lot of guys will do what it takes to win and they will put their body through a wall if they have to," said Isenhower.
No matter which touch team ends up with the win, this is a game all fans will cheer with every at bat.
For more information on the benefiting organizations: www.px3foundation.org and www.lonesurvivorfoundation.org
Charity softball game being held for Lone Survivor Foundation