The Washington Kastles broke the record for most consecutive wins in U.S. pro sports history, and then took a break from their regular season to host their second annual Washington Kastles Charity Classic on Thursday night.
Powerhouse politicos and media personalities joined professional athletes (tennis and otherwise) for merciless matches on the court — and volleying for some very important causes.
Among the participating notable players joining a host of Kastles’ teammates were Indonesian Ambassador Dino Djalal, Congressman Jim Costa (D-CA), Meet the Press’s David Gregory, and Fox News’ Ed Henry, divided into two teams, The Stars and The Stripes, to compete for the Kastles Cup — and bragging rights until next year.
In the end, The Stripes trumped The Stars with a final score of 42-39. MVP of the winning team went to Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and D.C. United coach Ben Olsen took MVP honors for the Stars.
Proceeds from the match were distributed among three charities (the D.C. Public Education Fund, Food & Friends and Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)), each receiving $5,000.
*Photos credit Kevin Koski