NJ Co-Sponsors “Budgetball” On National Mall

The country’s in an economic crisis and what are DC policymakers going to do about it? Play “Budgetball.”

It’s actually an event co-sponsored by National Journal to raise awareness, especially among young people, about the “nation’s growing financial challenges,” according to a release. Other hosts include the National Academy of Public Administration and the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.

The game will be similar to Ultimate Frisbee and will take place this Sunday from 11am to 2pm on the Mall, right by the Monument. The eight teams participating will represent the legislative and executive branches and other “VIPs” in Washington- among those who are expected to play: Treasury Department staff, budget experts including Urban Institute President Robert Reischauer and congressional budget committee staff.