Founder & Servant of Watering Seeds Organization
Born and raised in Orange, TX 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.
In the summer of 2004, Mazzola was inspired after witnessing a Paralympic wheelchair tennis exhibition held at UCLA and took action by founding the Watering Seeds Organization (WSO). Mazzola, a tennis professional, had never seen elite wheelchair tennis and was amazed by the heroic spirit, heart, and courage these athletes possessed. WSO, a nationally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, is dedicated to empowering our youth, wounded warriors, and challenged civilians through adaptive/inclusive sports and fitness training, rehabilitation therapy, and wellness programs, as well as live entertainment events.
As a visionary leader and passionate people builder with a servant’s heart to create positive change, Mazzola’s motivation and core mission is to cut into the deficit of the alarming 27+ veteran suicides per day, due to the challenges they face during their return and reintegration into civilian life. WSO is helping to unite the veteran community and country through inclusive events and programs so that our unsung heroes can enjoy the benefits of a healthier, more active and productive lifestyle.
Since 2005, Mazzola and WSO have successfully produced numerous national media campaigns and special events, including military family picnics at Walter Reed Medical Center, live broadcast celebrity concerts at Camp Pendleton, Hollywood comedy and magic shows, as well as the branded “Skills on Wheels” adaptive sports exhibitions, clinics and competitions across the country.
As a holistic high performance tennis, fitness and wellness coach, Mazzola understands how to help others break through their limitations and realize their potential by mentoring them both on a physical and spiritual level, thus developing their strength, skills, confidence and character. With his fiery passion and highly energetic hands on approach to training, he has a unique ability to touch, motivate and inspire others to greatness. As an elite tennis athlete, he has enjoyed success competing on the USTA pro circuit and still actively participates in tennis pro-am events and celebrity exhibitions for worthy causes.
Currently, Mazzola and WSO are working diligently to expand their outreach to provide quality veteran transitional care with innovative technologies, wellness modalities, food nutrition, alternative therapies, and spiritual healing.
How WSO Got Started
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.