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Old Town Versus Del Ray Softball Battle Yields Friendly Rivalry and Big Results

Alexandria Restaurant Softball Game Becomes Official Rivalrous Tradition with Custom Cutlery-Themed Trophy and Check

Del Ray Team 2018. (Photo by Mary Wadland)
Old Town Team 2018. (Photo by Mary Wadland)

ALEXANDRIA, VA–Chefs, servers, bartenders and dishwashers from the neighborhoods of Del Ray and Old Town put down the knives and menus to pick up bats and gloves on May 8, 2018 playing in the First Annual Softball Battle.

Today the winners and losers joined sponsors and organizers at Lena’s Wood-Fired Pizza & Tap, 401 Braddock Road, for the official presentation of the custom-made trophy and $3,000 check benefitting ACT of Alexandria.

The trophy was made by hand for the commemoration of the event by acclaimed Torpedo Factory metallurgist and artist, Chris Erney, who conjured cutlery as his muse. The one-of-a kind keepsake “John Porter Cup” will be engraved with the 2018 winners, Del Ray, and be prominently displayed on the shelf at Lena’s until it is challenged at next year’s annual game.



Mary Wadland

Mary Wadland is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Zebra Press, founded by her in 2010. Originally from Delray Beach, Florida, Mary is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hollins College in Roanoke, VA and has lived and worked in the Alexandria publishing community since 1987.

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