Congressional Women Battle the Press Corps in Softball for Charity (photos)

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) was starting pitcher for the Members team (all photos by Jeff Malet)
Jeff Malet
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) was starting pitcher for the Members team (all photos by Jeff Malet)

The Women Members of Congress were defeated by a team composed of the Washington Press Corp ("The Bad News Babes") by a score of 11-6. The event raised $125,000 for charity on June 26 at Watkins Recreation Center near Capitol Hill. The game was created in 2009 by Florida Democrat Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Missouri Republican Jo Ann Emerson to bring colleagues from both sides of the aisle together in the spirit of bipartisanship. The game also raises money and awareness for the Young Survival Coalition, which offers resources, connections and outreach to pre-menopausal women with breast cancer. The Members team was cheered on by Congressional Leaders John Boehner, R-Ohio, Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Eric Cantor, R-Va., and Steny Hoyer, D-Md. Mika Brzezinski of MSNBC's "Morning Joe" was on hand to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

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