Congresswomen Compete to Benefit Breast Cancer Survivors

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Batter, up! It’s now the ladies turn to swing for the fences in the first-ever Congressional Women’s Softball Game. A team of Congresswomen from both sides of the aisle in the House and Senate will face off against female staffers of the DCCC, RNCC, DNC and RNC tonight. Donations will be accepted at the gate and will benefit the Young Survival Coalition.

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz D-Fla., herself a breast cancer survivor, will co-captain the congresswomen’s team with Rep. Jo Ann Emerson R-Mo., Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand D-N.Y. and Sen. Susan Collins R-Maine.

The congresswomen’s team will also include the following big-leaguers:

Betty Sutton, D-Ohio; Kathy Dahlkemper, D-Pa.; Betsy Markey, D-Colo.; Nydia Velazquez, D-N.Y.; Grace Napolitano, D-Ariz.; Susan Davis, D-Calif.; Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va.; Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla.; Jean Schmidt, R-Ohio; Laura Richardson, D-Calif.; Donna Edwards, D-Md.

The game will be played at Guy Mason Field, 3600 Calvert St. NW. The first pitch will be thrown at 7:30 p.m.

Acacia has lived in DC since graduating from Vassar College with degrees in English and Italian. She cries daily at the thought of her imminent departure from this beloved city, as she will begin a Fulbright teaching grant in the Campania region, Italy come October. She’ll be blogging that experience too. Get at her: or follow her on twitter.

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