Firefighters victorious versus Green Bay Packers
(Madison, WI) In the fourth annual Green Bay Packers Charity Softball game, benefiting the Wisconsin Fire Fighter Association, the Madison local 311 firefighters beat the Packers by the score of 11-6.
The most notable Packer to make an appearance was wide receiver James Jones, who when asked what it felt like to be in Madison for a charitable event, said “It’s good; it’s a time to relax, not think of football and have fun.” Charitable events are nothing new to Jones, who helps lead a charitable foundation called “89 Wishes” based in Green Bay and San Jose, CA.
The Madison local 311 firefighters capitalized in the bottom of the second inning with three runs on the Packers four errors and once again in the 5th with six runs on two more Packer errors.
Despite the costly errors, the Packers’ motivation to win the game didn’t end in the fifth while down 10-3, James Jones started a rally by hitting a sacrifice fly to score Cornerback Brandon Underwood. In the very next play, LB Desmond Bishop hit a single to right field to score CB Sam Shields to cut the deficit to five. Next up, running-back Kregg Lumpkin came in and hit another single to score Bishop all the way from second, bringing the score to 10-6.
The rally raised excitement in the crowd, but just wasn’t enough to overcome the firefighters who would go on to add another run in the bottom of eighth to stretch the lead to 11-6.
Other Packers participants included punter Chris Bryan, cornerback DJ Clark, safety Khalil Jones, and nose tackle Anthony Toribo.
Don’t forget; the Madison Mallards open their tenth season in the Northwoods League on Wednesday, June 2 at 7:05 p.m. The first 1,000 fans will receive a “Duck Pond” stadium replica and numerous fun events are planned throughout the evening.
Single-game and group tickets are now on sale and can be purchased online or by calling the box office at 608.246.4277.