2005 Legislative All-Star Game

Thank you for this info copied from Eric Hogue's blog

The 2005 Legislative All-Star Game presented by Sutter Health is scheduled for August 24, 2005. Gates open at 6:00 PM with the first ever Legislative All-Game Home Run Derby is set to begin at 6:45 PM and shortly after that will be the 5th annual charity softball game between the Democrats and Republicans in the California State Legislature.

Team Republican leads the series 3-1.

Update...Sutter Health is a sponsor for the game. SEIU has had problems with Sutter at a few of their facilities. SEIU is now threatening to demonstrate/picket the softball game at Raley Field. If this happens, will the Democrats cross the picket line? If not, more evidence that they are beholden to the Public Employee Unions. (Vote 'Yes' on Prop 75, the Paycheck Protection Act)

Tickets are only $10 in advance and $12 the day of the game with 100% of the proceeds benefiting River Cats Independence Field.

Tickets can be purchased through the following outlets:

1. At the Raley Field Ticket Office

2. Online at Tickets.com

3. All Tickets.com outlets including select Raley's and Bel-Air

During the previous 4 years you have helped raise over $120,000 for several different charities. The mission of this year's designated charity, River Cats Independence Field, is to create a safe baseball complex where youth with disabilities can experience life without limitations. River Cats Independence Field is about potential, the potential unlocked inside children when they experience success and gain confidence in themselves. Athletic activities such as baseball connect children with this experience. But for children with disabilities - physical and mental - there is simply no place where they can go to hit a ball, play on a team or win a game. River Cats Independence Field will be that place where they can share in this wonderful part of growing up.

Kevin McCarthy takes his sports (particularly baseball) seriously. At one time, he owned a batting cage business in Bakersfield. I expect the Republicans to do well.
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