York County legislators might be accustomed to metaphorical ball-playing on the House and Senate floors, but they're taking their game to the bipartisan ball field Monday for a charity softball game.
Five York lawmakers are among more than 50 members of the state's General Assembly to play in the inaugural Capitol All-Stars Softball Game as part of Hunger Action Month. They are state Reps. Keith Gillespie, R-Springettsbury Township, and Ron Miller, R-Jacobus, and Mike Regan, R-Dillsburg, and Sens. Rich Alloway, R-York, Adams, Cumberland, and Franklin and Rob Teplitz, D-York and Dauphin.
The bipartisan House and Senate members will be divided into East and West teams, with all of the Yorkers on the West team. The game will raise money through a $5 donation at the gate and a raffle of items donated by the state's professional and college sports teams. Five non-perishable food items will be collected at the gate.
Proceeds benefit Feeding Pennsylvania and Hunger-Free Pennsylvania, organizations dedicated to feeding more than two million Pennsylvanians through a statewide network of food banks, food pantries, and other hunger-relief organizations.
York County Food Bank is among those to benefit.
The game will be held Monday, Sept. 30, at 5:30 p.m., at Metro Bank Park on City Island, Harrisburg.
The game is being sponsored by Pennsylvania Legislative Services and the Pennsylvania Cable Network, which will broadcast the game live.