Ingold's Battle 4 Wisconsin brings charity softball game to Madison

MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- From Donald Driver to JJ Watt, Wisconsin-area athletes have been raising millions of dollars for charity through loose, family friendly, softball games for years.

"It's something that Wisconsin fans and friends and families are familiar with, but then still a little bit of a twist. We don't have that in," said Alec Ingold, former Wisconsin Badger. 

That's where the first annual Battle 4 Wisconsin comes in. Ingold and a group of former Wisconsin football players will square off against Sam Dekker and the basketball alumni.

"There's always a little bit of beef between football and basketball. We've just been craving to get back [to Madsion]. COVID has obviously put a wrench in things. But being able to create and to be able to give back to the community in a fun way, a competitive way."

They'll play at the home of the Madison Mallards with the money from tickets and silent auctions benefiting the Ingold Family Foundation. It's the foundation's unofficial coming out party after launching this year.

"We've basically been doing a lot of cool stuff for the underprivileged kids of Madison and Wisconsin, we just never had a foundation for it. Financial literacy workshops, teaching kids how money works, but then also professional development."

First pitch with players like Ron Dayne, Zack Baun and Ben Brust on the field is next Saturday night.

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