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

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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