This year’s Congressional Women’s Softball Game will feature three new faces: Iowa Republican Sen. Joni Ernst, Florida Democratic Rep. Gwen Graham and Arizona GOP Rep. Martha McSally.
Members play a team made up of media members in the eighth annual game on June 15.
The new additions round out the 21-player member’s team, joining returners such as Sens. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz., D-Fla., among others.
The media team, known as the Bad News Babes, has three rookies joining the 19-player squad: Roll Call reporter Bridget Bowman, Politico’s Elena Schneider and Sarah Wire of the Los Angeles Times.
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The event will benefit the Young Survival Coalition, which raises funds and awareness for young women with breast cancer. Tickets are currently on sale for $10 . The game is played at the Watkins Recreation Center, 420 12th St. SE.