Members of Congress defiantly refused to cancel their annual baseball game in the wake of the Alexandria attack. Here’s where you can attend the charity event.
After a gunman fired dozens of rounds at GOP members of Congress who were practicing for the annual congressional baseball game, event staff made the decision to not cancel the game.
The decision to hold the game, which will take place on Thursday evening in Washington, D.C., was met with a standing ovation from members of Congress.
The congressional baseball game is on for tomorrow night.
Members gave that news a standing ovation.
— Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) June 14, 2017
Representatives are excited that the game will go on, and Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) suggested that ESPN broadcast the game and President Trump attend.
Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.), a fmr FBI agent, tells me "the game should go on, ESPN should broadcast it live, and the pres. should attd"
— Robert Costa (@costareports) June 14, 2017
It appears that despite the gunman’s terroristic intentions, the congressional baseball game will go on with more enthusiasm than before.
The proceeds from the annual charity game supports the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington, the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation, and the Washington Literacy Center.
If you’re interested in attending the game at Nationals Park and supporting these charities, you can buy tickets here.
Tickets are $15 for the reserved Republican and Democrat fan sections and $10 for general admission seats.
The game starts at 7:05 PM, and doors open at 5:30 PM.
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