Watering Seeds Organization (WSO) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded to create sports rehabilitation and recreational opportunities for individuals with disabilities. WSO was inspired by a Paralympic wheelchair tennis exhibition held at UCLA in the summer of 2004. Founder, Brady Mazzola, a tennis professional, had never seen elite wheelchair tennis and was amazed by the heroic spirit, heart, and courage these athletes possessed. WSO is dedicated to empowering our youth, wounded warriors, and challenged civilian communities through education, media, inspirational sports mentorship programs, and live entertainment events.
In acknowledging the increasing number of suicides, amputees, traumatic brain injury, and post-traumatic stress victims returning home from the war, we are working diligently to expand our ministry to include transitional care in the areas of food nutrition, alternative medicine, holistic, and spiritual healing.
Moreover, we all know life presents unforeseen circumstances. From birth defects, to automotive and horseback riding accidents, to war wounds, lives are altered daily in mere seconds! We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to live a fulfilled life despite any ailment, therefore, we recognize and emphasize the importance of promoting the independence and rehabilitation of wounded warriors and challenged civilians in our communities. Consequently, these healthier, more active, and productive lifestyle changes will “water seeds” of new life and hope deep in the fertile soil of troubled hearts and souls.
￼”Get off the sidelines and into the game!”
WSO is widely recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense for providing wounded warrior care, as well as entertainment for the troops and their families to raise morale. We have hosted and/or participated in numerous nationally recognized events, public awareness campaigns, and have been featured on network television alongside worthy charitable organizations such as the USO, VFW, American Legion, Wounded Warriors Project, Spirit of Liberty Foundation, Operation Once in a Lifetime, as well as American Red Cross and Salvation Army for hurricane relief efforts. Celebrities and agencies including the U.S. Department of Defense, Veteran Affairs, United States Olympics Committee – Paralympics Division, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Muhammad Ali, Paul McCartney, Wayne Gretzky, Ray Romano, Jason Alexander, Tommy LaSorda (and the LA Dodgers), Jessica Biel and family, Roselyn Sanchez, Catherine Bell, Carmen Electra, the Gronkowski family and many more have supported their efforts.
To conclude, the name, “Watering Seeds,” was founded on the spiritual principle: it is in giving, we receive. In order for a planted seed to grow, it must be nurtured and watered. Watering that seed symbolizes the time and energy it takes in order for it to take root and produce fruit. “I planted the seed, Apollo’s watered it, but God made it grow” (1 Corinthians 3:6). One person can start a positive “change” reaction that impacts thousands of lives by “watering a seed” with a good deed in a time of need. By investing in one seed at a time, one day at a time, we are equipping and empowering lives one-by-one to fight the good fight of faith!
Freedom Isn’t Free
“While the war on terrorism continues and we sit safely out of harm’s way in our own homes, we need not take for granted that thousands of miles away our service men and women stand ready to put their lives on the line in order to protect our liberties and freedoms. Additionally, we recognize that our 2 million service men and women abroad have families and loved ones back home who go to bed every night praying for their safe return. In other words, for every single courageous member of our Armed Forces serving, there are family members back home who are, in a sense, serving and sacrificing with them. Let’s be mindful of the fact that the freedoms and liberties we enjoy daily in our beautiful country have been bought with a price!”
Founder & Servant, Brady Mazzola
Born and raised in Orange, TX, tennis professional and social entrepreneur, Brady Mazzola, enjoyed success as an elite junior tennis player in the Texas Super Championship division. He was awarded a tennis scholarship to Lamar University in Beaumont, TX where he competed for four years as an NCAA Division I athlete. As a student-athlete, he earned top honors as a member of the Sun Belt and Southland Conference All–Academic Teams. He graduated in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and a Minor in Business.
After graduation, Mazzola began his career as a tennis professional and strength and conditioning coach in Katy, TX, at Willow Fork Country club, where he co–mentored the Katy Taylor High School tennis team to a 5–A state championship.
In 2003, he moved to Los Angeles, CA where he coached at both, Braemar and Sherwood Country Club, two premier clubs in Southern Cal. During his tenure, he developed and produced several nationally ranked juniors and privately coached a select group of VIP’s and Hollywood celebrities.
In 2004, Mazzola was inspired by a Paralympic wheelchair tennis exhibition held at UCLA and decided to take action by founding the Watering Seeds Organization (WSO), a non-profit sports rehabilitation and wellness organization for special needs individuals. As a motivational coach, he understands how to help others break through their limitations and realize their potential by training them both on a physical and spiritual level, thus developing their strength, confidence and character.
After an 8 year stint in LA, he returned to his Southeast Texas roots and is working diligently to make his dream Paralympic sports rehabilitation resort and wellness center a reality. He recently won his second State Championship as a coach/captain of the Houston Advanced Team in the USTA Texas Junior 18 & under division.
In addition to high performance coaching, he has enjoyed success competing on the USTA pro circuit and continues to compete in 5.0+ league play, pro–ams, and celebrity tennis exhibitions for charitable causes.
Our grand initiative is to develop a state-of-the-art Sports Rehabilitation Center, a 1,000,000+ sq. ft. world-class Paralympics style training facility with athletic amenities and a rehabilitation clinic that will foster a community for Wounded Warriors and physically challenged individuals. In addition to providing a location for education and training, the center will also provide an opportunity to meet, interact, and associate with other challenged athletes from around the world. Clearly, we have no bounds for our facility and spare no expense in the rehabilitation process! With the design completed by www.FellowsInk.com, WSO is working diligently to acquire land for the complex in Houston, Texas. Watering Seeds Sports Arena designed by Damon Harris of www.FellowsInk.com