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See an all-star legislative roster on the kickball field Monday night in Denver

Author: Joey Bunch - September 30, 2017 - Updated: September 30, 2017

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Game on.

The Colorado legislature returns to the Capitol Monday to settle some things once and for all, unlike what might happen with the fix to flawed bill that’s costing special districts their share of marijuana taxes.

More certainly they’ll settle who are the champs and who are the chumps in politcal kickball.

Reps. Dan Nordberg, R-Colorado Springs, and Alec Garnett, D-Denver, as well as Sens. Owen Hill, R-Colorado Springs, and Dominick Moreno, D-Commerce City, have summoned fellow lawmakers to the softball field at Metro State University of Denver at 7 p.m. for the first Bipartisan Charity Legislative Kickball Game.

The softball field is in the Regency Athletic Complex at 1600 West Colfax in Denver.

To sponsor the game, Walmart donated $10,000 for hurricane disaster relief through the American Red Cross, as part of retailer’s $30 million pledge to hurricane relief. Metro State donated facilities and umpires, while each legislator participating in the game is raising or donating at least $100 each.

“It’s really important for the Colorado legislature to show solidarity with fellow states,” Moreno said. “Texas, Puerto Rico, Florida and other states that have been impacted by these hurricanes need our help. All the money we can raise is going to a good cause.”

Nordberg said the a group of legislators had talked for awhile about doing bipartisan events to support good causes outside politics. He hoped this would be the first of many such events.

“If there’s one thing Republicans and Democrats at the Capitol share, it’s our total lack of athletic ability,” he said.

Joey Bunch

Joey Bunch

Joey Bunch is the senior political correspondent for Colorado Politics. He has a 31-year career in journalism, including the last 15 in Colorado. He was part of the Denver Post team that won the Pulitzer Prize in 2013 and is a two-time Pulitzer finalist. His resume includes covering high school sports, the environment, the casino industry and civil rights in the South, as well as a short stint at CNN.