March 4, 2014
Law students from as far away as Michigan and Florida arrived in Charlottesville on Friday to play softball.
North Grounds Softball League, the University of Virginia Law school's student softball league, is holding its 31st annual Softball Invitational.
117 teams of students from over 65 law schools could come to Wild Wing Café for a registration party on Friday.
More than 250 games in a co-ed and men's league, and a few parties, will take place throughout the weekend, providing a study break and an opportunity to meet other students.
"Finals are coming up, but, luckily, students are able to kind of enjoy the weather and take one weekend where they're kind of balancing their studies with coming out on the softball field and cheering on the UVa teams," said a tournament director Emily Hankin.
The tournament is also a fundraiser. Last year, the students raised $20,000 for the Charlottesville nonprofit charity Children, Youth and Family services.
The first game began at 5 on Friday evening.