Despite yesterday’s attack on the GOP congressional team, the 2017 Congressional Baseball Game for Charity is scheduled to go on as planned tonight.
The game is an annual event that allows Democrats and Republicans to put aside their differences for a night, and take things from the Capitol to the Nationals Park. Tickets are still available for purchase, and the first pitch will be thrown at 7:00 p.m. EST.
The game received major attention yesterday after Republican congressman Steve Scalise and several others were hospitalized after their practice session came under attack by a left-leaning shooter. Scalise is still in critical condition, and he is expected to undergo further surgery in order to address his internal injuries.
While there were initial questions about what the shooting would mean for the game, the event’s official Facebook account states that the game is still a go:
The event is requesting that charitable donations be made out to the Congressional Sports for Charity, and the Capitol Police Memorial Fund has been added to the list of this year’s beneficiaries. Other beneficiaries include the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation, the Washington Literacy Center, and several other charities based in D.C.
It is hoped that tonight’s game will reaffirm the recent calls for unity and requests that both political sides turn down the incendiary rhetoric they have used against each other.
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