Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Washington Nationals Dream Foundation Gala
This Saturday Night--The Washington Nationals Dream Foundation will host their annual Dream Gala at The Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Prince Georges County. The Black Tie Event to help raise funds and continue their ongoing programs for Youths in the Greater Washington DC Area. Already--The Dream Foundation is involved with Pediatric Diabetes at The Children's National Medical Center in Northeast Washington, and recently committed to provide assistance to The Hopkins Branch of The Boys & Girls Clubs of Washington--as well as--The Earth Conversation Corp in their efforts to clean up The Anacostia River.
Upcoming cornerstone projects include The Washington Nationals Dream Foundation's pledge to build a Youth Baseball Academy in The District.
Funds for these projects are raised through Donations, Game Day Auctions, The Dream Foundation Sales site (both online and at New Nationals Park) and through proceeds received from Gifford's Ice Cream and Candy's effort to sell "The Dinger"--their exclusive Ice Cream Sandwich available at all home games of Our Washington Nationals.
But this Dream Foundation Gala is The Biggest Fundraiser of The Year. Over $454,000 was raised last year. And The Washington Nationals Dream Foundation is looking to beat that mark this coming Saturday Night--May 3rd. If you are interested in participating by purchasing tickets to the event--more information on the Dream Gala can be seen at this link.
Here is the complete Press Release on the Event from Our Washington Nationals
WASHINGTON NATIONALS DREAM FOUNDATION HOSTS THE 2008 DREAM GALA PRESENTED BY GAYLORD NATIONAL RESORT & CONVENTION CENTER
The Washington Nationals Dream Foundation, will host the third annual Dream Gala presented by the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center on Saturday, May 3 at the National Harbor. A cocktail reception and silent auction will begin at 7:00 p.m; with a dinner program, live auction and dancing to follow at 8:00 p.m. The Washington Nationals baseball team members, coaches and manager will all be on hand to meet and greet sponsors, supporters and guests. All of the proceeds from the Gala will benefit the initiatives of the Foundation.
The Washington Nationals Dream Foundation’s programs are focused on children’s education, health and recreation. The cornerstone programs of the Dream Foundation are the creation of the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy, in partnership with the District government, that will teach the game of baseball and provide after-school educational programs for children in the District; the creation of the Washington Nationals Pediatric Diabetes Care Complex at Children’s National Medical Center, a world-class facility that will provide a multi-disciplinary approach to supporting families of children with diabetes; and the Neighborhood Initiative, benefiting the Earth Conservation Corps and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington – Hopkins Branch, created to support small, non-profit organizations in the area surrounding Nationals Park with grants, in-kind donations and additional resources.
Nationals television broadcasters Hall of Fame pitcher Don Sutton and Bob Carpenter will serve as the masters of ceremony. The evening’s festivities will include a performance by the D.C. Boys Choir, as well as after-dinner music and dancing.
For more information about the Washington Nationals or the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation, visit nationals.com or washingtonnationalsdreamfoundation.org.
Washington Nationals Dream Foundation Mission Statement
The Washington Nationals Dream Foundation and the Washington Nationals Baseball Club are committed to community partnerships that improve the lives of children and families across the Washington Capital Region. The Foundation's cornerstone programs are focused on children's education, health and recreation. A 501(c)3 charitable organization, the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation has committed to, among other projects, a partnership with the D.C. Government to build the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy to teach the game of baseball and provide after school educational programs for children in the DC region.
Just passing along the information for those that might be interested.