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Lynn Sweet at bat: Reporters vs Members of Congress. Breast cancer benefit game June 20

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The Bad News Babes, 2012 (photo by Lynn Sweet)

Been practicing on the field, at the batting cage--big softball game June 20 when its women up time: Capitol Hill Reporters vs those trash talking Members of Congress. Lots of talent on my team, the Bad News Babes.

The game is a benefit for the Young Survival Coalition, "the premier global organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer. YSC offers resources, connections and outreach so women feel supported, empowered and hopeful."

It's lots of fun, with female Republicans and Democrats putting aside political differences to play together, united by their drive to beat the press. Last year Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor threw out the symbolic first pitch and House Speaker John Boenher and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi watched the lawmakers and journalists.

My post on the 2011 game is HERE.

The details: $10 donation to YSC

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 @ 7:00pm
Watkins Recreation Center
420 12th Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
Metro: Eastern Market/Potomac Av

BACKGROUND FROM YSC: "The Congressional Women's Softball Game brings together women from both sides of the aisle to raise the public's awareness that young women can and do get breast cancer, as well as critical funds to help YSC address the unique needs facing young women diagnosed with this disease. The game was founded in 2009 by Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO), Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), a young breast cancer survivor herself. Now in its fourth year, the game continues to emphasize the player's bi-partisan commitment to women's health and fighting breast cancer."

For more information:

Full List of Players

Members Team

Captain - Sen. Kelly Ayotte
Rep. Shelley Moore Capito
Sen. Maria Cantwell
Rep. Kathy Castor
Rep. Susan Davis
Rep. Donna Edwards
Captain- Rep. Jo Ann Emerson
Captain - Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand
Sen. Kay Hagan
Rep. Colleen Hanabusa
Rep. Kathy Hochul
Rep. Grace Napolitano
Rep. Laura Richardson
Rep. Martha Roby
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Rep. Linda Sanchez
Rep. Jean Schmidt
Rep. Betty Sutton
Captain- Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Press Corps

Captain Emeritus Dana Bash, CNN
Christina Bellantoni, PBS Newshour
Jennifer Bendery, The Huffington Post
Jessica Brady, Roll Call
Captain Emeritus -Carrie Budoff Brown, Politico
Leigh Ann Caldwell, CBS News
Christina Capatides, ABC News
Elise Foley, The Huffington Post
Caroline Horn, CBS News
Kasie Hunt, AP
Jill Jackson, CBS News
Captain-Brianna Keilar, CNN
Stephanie Kotuby, CNN
Jackie Kucinich, USA Today
Lisa Lerer, Bloomberg
Captain - Abby Livingston, Roll Call
Emily Pierce, Roll Call
Gregory Simmons, ABC News
Felicia Sonmez, The Washington Post
Lynn Sweet, Chicago Sun-Times
Jessica Taylor, Rothenberg Report
Shawna Thomas, NBC
Karen Travers, ABC News
Captain - Amy Walter, ABC News

David Espo, AP
Carl Hulse, NY Times

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