The Congressional Sports Charity has raised over $1 million ahead of Thursday night’s baseball game at National’s Park, after a gunman opened fire on Republican congressmen practicing in Northern Virginia early Wednesday morning.
“Due to the outpouring of support and generosity of our existing and new sponsors, over $1 million has been raised for Congressional Sports for Charity,” the charity’s Facebook page said.
“The Nationals operation has also generously released additional seating for the game. We have exceeded 20,000 in ticket sales,” the post continued.
Proceeds from Thursday night’s game at Nationals Stadium will go to the Capitol Police Memorial Fund, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, the Washington Literary Center and the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation.
Last year’s game raised $500,000 for charity. Read more at The Hill.