WILLIAMSBURG — The Williamsburg Senior Softball League (WSSL) held a special matcup on Sunday, Oct. 29 at Kiwanis Park featuring a team made up of the women of the WSSL playing against a select group of men, all to benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Currently, the league has about 130 active members, 14 of which are women. This is the first year that the league has had enough women to field a team.
“We were doing a photoshoot, just the women of the league, and one of the ladies said hey ‘we should play the men,’ one of those things,” said Joanne Webb-Fary, the communications director for WSSL. “Another one said, ‘why don’t we do it as a charity?’ And so we went from there.”
With only three weeks of planning, the event raised $4,300 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. It was said that one side of the bleachers completely filled at Kiwanis Park to take in the contest.
“The whole thing obviously happened so quickly, but we do want to make this an annual event,” Webb-Fary said. “We are trying to promote our league to get more retired people, more men and women.”
To learn more about the Williamsburg Senior Softball League, visit its official website.