PA hunger games: Lawmakers take to the field for charity


In the spirit of true bipartisanship rarely found in the state Capitol - or elsewhere - these days, lawmakers come together for charity tonight in the first ever Capitol All-Stafs softball game at Metro Bank Park in Harrisburg.

The game which starts at 5:30 (Broadcast live on PCN or click on features East and West squads made up of rosters from the Senate and the House with Republicans and Democrats on both teams.

The game will benefit Feeding Pennsylvania and Hunger-Free Pennsylvania.

Already one  Harrisburg insider with a comic bent has designated #PAHungergame as the hashtag on Twitter.

Fans are asked for a $5 donation at the gate will be asked or a donation of five non-perishable food items.

You can donate to the hunger cause online at this site.


More than 50 Republican and Democratic lawmakers from the House and Senate are signed up to play at the event sponsored by Pennsylvania Cable Network and Pennsylvania Legislative Services.

Some ringers are expected to take the field, among them Rep. Brian Sims (D., Phila.) who was a stand out quarterback at Bloomsburg University, Rep. Brandan Neuman (D., Washinngton), who also played college football at the Unveristy of Richmand. and Sen. Tim Solobay (D., Washington), known as a crack softball pitcher.

The roster for tonight's game:



Captains: Sen. Dominic Pileggi and Rep. Frank Dermody


Rep. Bill Adolph


Sen. Lisa Boscola


Rep. Brendan Boyle


Sen. Mike Brubaker


Rep. Tina Davis


Rep. Pam DeLissio


Rep. Madeleine Dean


Rep. Gene DiGirolamo


Sen. Larry Farnese


Sen. John Gordner


Sen. Vincent Hughes


Sen. Daylin Leach


Rep. Patty Kim


Rep. David Maloney


Sen. Bob Mensch


Rep. Duane Milne


Rep. Tom Murt


Rep. Ed Neilson


Rep. Eddie Pashinkski


Rep. Mike Schlossber

Rep. Brian Sims


Rep. Mike Sturla


Rep. Greg Vitali


Sen. John Yudichak




Captains: Sen. Jay Costa and Rep. Sam Smith


Sen. Rich Alloway

Rep. Bryan Barbin


Sen. James Brewster


Rep. Jim Christiana


Sen. Jake Corman


Rep. Paul Costa


Rep. Sheryl Deloizer


Rep. Keith Gillespie


Rep. Glen Grell


Rep. Rob Matzie


Rep. Ron Miller


Rep. Brandon Neuman


Rep. Jeff Pyle


Rep. Dave Reed


Rep. Mike Regan


Rep. Tom Sankey


Sen. Matt Smith


Sen. Tim Solobay


Sen. Mike Stack


Rep. Jerry Stern


Sen. Rob Teplitz


Rep. Mike Turzai


Rep. Jake Wheatley


Sen. Sean Wiley








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