Sunday, May 29, 2011

Charity Softball Game with Rick Springfield

Charity Softball Game to benefit The Wisconsin Humane Society
May 21st 2011
Helfaer Field at Miller Park
Milwaukee, WI
Team Rick vs Potawatomi Bingo Casino Staff
Review & Photos by Rosie Malthaner
Team Rick:
Rick Springfield
Matt Bissonette (I believe Matt was the captain)
George B
Rodger Carter
Matty Spindel
Stacy Creamer
Brian Doyle
Alana Mulford
Barbie Springthorpe & family members
Josh Springthorpe

After the National Anthem, the game got under way with Rick up to bat first. He tried to get Josh to bat for him, afraid to risk injury to his newly repaired shoulder but the opposing team was not having it. Rick hit the ball and actually made it all the way home without getting out during the first inning. He also made a great catch in the field later in the game but of course it was the moment I had put my camera down.

The game was to benefit the The Wisconsin Humane Society, for which $3500 was raised. Its a shame that it started to pour because quite a few people had left before the auction of a signed mitt and various other signed items. Next year they should auction off a place on Rick's team to raise more money!

Even though Team Rick got off to a great start, by the time the game was called for rain Team Potawatomi had taken the lead and would get to claim bragging rights for the next year. The trophy would be presented to them at the show that night.


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