One year after a shooting at a congressional baseball team practice, U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis will honor those who were injured and represent Illinois State University at Thursday's game.
Republicans and Democrats play each other annually in Washington, D.C., to raise money for charity. Last year's game raised $1.5 million. This year’s game is Thursday at 6:05 p.m. Central and will be streamed live on Facebook.
Last year before the game, a gunman opened fire on Republicans who were practicing. Four people were shot, with House Majority Whip Steve Scalise suffering the most serious injuries. No one was killed except for the gunman.
"This year's game will be especially memorable as we celebrate the remarkable recovery of Steve Scalise and the others who were shot and remember how grateful we are to be here and carry on this tradition of bipartisanship and charity," said Davis.
Davis, who plays catcher, will represent the ISU Redbirds this year. Davis represents the 13th Congressional District, home to four private colleges, four public universities (including ISU), and eight community college districts. He wears a different jersey each year to represent different schools.
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