The Congressional Softball Game

First organized in 2009 by Representatives Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida and Jo Ann Emerson of Missouri to support breast cancer charities, the annual Congressional Women’s Softball game is played by a bipartisan group of women Members of the House and Senate against the female press corps. Jean Schmidt of Ohio reflected on the spirit of the game, “Many times we disagree on the aisle about issues, but we are here on the battlefield trying to beat the press corps, but most importantly to raise money to help women beat their disease of breast cancer.”

Wins & Losses

Year  Location  Score Winner 
2009Glover Park Field, Washington, DC14-8Press Corps
2010Guy Mason Park, Washington, DC13-7Press Corps
2011Watkins Recreation Center, Washington, DC5-4Lawmakers
2012Watkins Recreation Center, Washington, DC13-10Press Corps
2013Watkins Recreation Center, Washington, DC11-8Press Corps
2014Watkins Recreation Center, Washington, DC 10-5Lawmakers
2015Watkins Recreation Center, Washington, DC1-0Lawmakers
2016Watkins Recreation Center, Washington, DC8–4Press Corps