Lawmakers, including Gordner, to fight hunger on softball field
HARRISBURG - More than 50 members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, including state Sen. John R. Gordner (R-27), will battle each other in a fight against hunger.
To close out Hunger Action Month, Gordner will play in the first-ever Capitol All-Stars Softball Game set for Monday at Metro Bank Park.
The game will benefit Feeding Pennsylvania and Hunger-Free Pennsylvania. Both organizations are dedicated to relieving hunger for the more than two million Pennsylvanians in need through their statewide network of affiliated food banks, food pantries and other hunger relief organizations.
September is Hunger Action Month, when food banks across the nation unite to urge individuals to take action to fight hunger in their communities. Among the groups that will benefit from the game are the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and Northeastern Pennsylvania Food Bank which Gordner said play a critical role the 27th senatorial district.
Revenue is being generated through sponsorships, a $5 donation at the gate (or a donation of five non-perishable food items) and a raffle of items donated by many of the state's professional and college sports teams.
With so many legislators playing, and with every area of the state represented, House and Senate members will be divided into east and west teams - not Republican or Democrat. Gordner will play on the east team.
The game is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Legislative Services (PLS) and the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN), which will air the game live. The game begins at 5:30 p.m.
Donations can be made at https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/PAAllStars.
For more information, go to http://www.mypls.com/CapitolAllStarsSoftball/tabid/2490/Default.aspx.