HARRISBURG — More than 50 members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, including Senator Mike Brubaker (R-36), Chairman of the Legislative Hunger Caucus, will battle each other in a fight against hunger.
To close out Hunger Action Month, Brubaker will play in the first-ever Capitol All-Stars Softball Game being held Monday, September 30 at Metro Bank Park in Harrisburg.
“Nearly one out of every six Pennsylvanians is at risk of hunger and may not know where their next meal is coming from,” Brubaker said. “This is a great opportunity to raise awareness about hunger in our communities while generating significant resources to help charities and nonprofits that are working to feed Pennsylvanians in need.”
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.
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.
A number of legislators will be participating representing all corners of the state. Members from the House and Senate will be divided into East and West bipartisan teams — with Brubaker playing on the East team.
“This truly is a bipartisan effort and demonstrates how all of us can come together to fight for a good cause — ending hunger in Pennsylvania,” Brubaker added.
The game is being sponsored by the Pennsylvania Legislative Services (PLS) and the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN), which will air the gamed LIVE that evening. The game begins at 5:30 p.m.
In addition, donations in support of the cause can be made online at: https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/PAAllStars. For more information, visit http://www.mypls.com/CapitolAllStarsSoftball/tabid/2490/Default.aspx.