Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Second Annual Summer Softball Showdown 

Posted by James at 7:30 AM ET

Softball Showdown

Softball Challenge

South Philadelphia's FDR Park was the scene of the Second Annual Summer Softball Challenge this past Saturday afternoon. Ladies representing six of Philadelphia's professional sports teams turned out to raise money for Phillies Charities, The Comcast-Spectacor Foundation and The Philadelphia Soul Foundation.

Softball Challenge

There were raffles, a silent auction, celebrity coaches and even a dance performance.

Let's see who was competing:

Phillies Ball Girls
The Phillies Ballgirls. The Phillies Ballgirls are the defending Summer Softball Challenge Champions, having defeated the Sixers Dancers last year.

KiXX Dance Team
Formerly of the Major Indoor Soccer League, The KiXX Dance Team

The Philadelphia Soulmates. Many of the Soulmates will be traveling to New Orleans next weekend to cheer on the Soul at Arena Bowl XXII.

Wings Angels
From the National Lacrosse League The Philadelphia Wings Angels. I think this might be the Angels first appearance on the blog.

Sixers Dancers
The Philadelphia Sixers Dancers who just finished their auditions for 2008-09 this past Monday.

Flyers Ice Team
The Philadelphia Flyers Delta Dental Ice Team who in the finest tradition of the Broad Street Bullies arrived wearing eye black and temporary tattoos of their uniform numbers on their arms.

There was the perfect balance of camaraderie and competitiveness, and based on my observations a good time was had by all.

If you want to know who won and see more photos, you have to check out the gallery.

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