Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Nationals Park Tours To Benefit Dream Foundation
Our Washington Nationals announced this morning that The Washington Nationals Dream Foundation will receive ALL PROCEEDS raised during Private and Public Tours of New Nationals Park. Even before the April 19th start of Public Tours--corporations and special groups were already setting up their own dates for personal looks at the new South Capitol Street Ballpark.
Now--all the dollars raised will be used toward The Washington Nationals Foundation's Cornerstone Projects in and around the Greater Washington, DC area.
Here's the Official Press Release from Our Washington Nationals:
NATIONALS PARK TOURS PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT THE WASHINGTON NATIONALS DREAM FOUNDATION
The Washington Nationals today announced that proceeds from private and public tours of Nationals Park will benefit the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation. The funds will support the Dream Foundation’s cornerstone programs, which include 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, benefitting 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.
The tour program launched on Saturday, April 19 and offers a behind-the-scenes look at the ballpark. Led by a Nationals Park guide, the one-hour and fifteen minute tour begins at the Center Field Gate and includes many areas of the ballpark the public cannot usually access, including the premium club areas and suites, the Shirley Povich Media Center and the Nationals dugout, batting cages and bullpen. Four tours are offered on most non-gamedays, at 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm and 2:30pm. Tour guides lead guests through interactive activities and provide them with ballpark facts and information on the Washington Nationals, the history of baseball in Washington and Nationals Park.
Tickets for Nationals Park Tours are available at the Nationals Park Box Office or online via nationals.com. The cost of the tour is $15 for an adult and $12 for seniors (fifty-five and older), military (with a valid identification), and children under the age of twelve. A group rate of $12 per person is available for groups of fifteen people or more. Private tours are available for groups of twenty-five or more. The Nationals Park Main Box Office is located at the Center Field Plaza on Half and N Streets, SE, and is open from 10:00am until 5:00pm Monday through Friday and Saturday from 10:00am until 3:00pm on non-gamedays.