Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Get Your Green On
Free Metro Fares for the ride home is a good enough reason for me. 5000 Metro users arriving at The Navy Yard Station for tomorrow night's (Wednesday June 4th) game between Our Washington Nationals and The St. Louis Cardinals will receive a loaded farecard for the return trip home.
This promotion is conjunction with The Discovery Channel new channel called "Planet Green"--programming covering an eco-lifestyle. All fans are encouraged to wear Green and through the ballgame random fans will be chosen to receive gifts--just for wearing GREEN.
Emeril Lagasse will start tomorrow night's ball game by shouting out: "Washington Let's Play Ball!!. The famous Chef has a new show on Planet Green called Emeril Green. So, do you think we can get Emeril & Charlie Together. One saying "BAM!!" for the home run. Charlie with the "Bang Zoom!!"
More details in the Official Team Press Release below.
Washington Nationals and Planet Green Present “Get Your Green On” At Nationals Park on Wednesday, June 4
WHAT: The Washington Nationals have partnered with Planet Green, Discovery’s new 24-hour eco lifestyle and entertainment channel, for a “Get Your Green On” promotion on Wednesday, June 4 when the team takes on the St. Louis Cardinals.
All fans attending that evening’s game are encouraged to wear green and participate in the night’s promotion.The first 5,000 fans who exit the Navy Yard
Half Street MetroRail Station will receive a loaded farecard for their trip home.
Fans who enter the ballpark via Half Street, SE will walk up a green carpet to the
Center Field Gate. Nationals players and ushers will don green hats for the night and the Nat Pack & Racing Presidents will sport green t-shirts. Nationals fans will
benefit from “Random Acts of Greenness” throughout the game.
Planet Green will flip the switch to their new programming from Nationals Park at 6:00pm. Discovery President & CEO David Zaslav will throw out the ceremonial first pitch from the green pitching rubber. Capital Blend, an a cappella group comprised mostly of Discovery employees, will perform the National Anthem. The line-up card delivery to the green ceremonial home plate will be handled by Eileen O’Neill, Planet Green President and General Manager. Emeril Lagasse, star of Planet Green show Emeril Green, will start the game by announcing “Washington…Let’s Play Ball”.
Nationals Park is the only LEED-Certified sports venue in North America. The ballpark received LEED Silver certification on March 28, 2008.
WHEN: Wednesday, June 4
6:00pm Planet Green “Flip the Switch”
7:10pm Washington Nationals vs. St. Louis Cardinals
WHO: Washington Nationals
David Zaslav Discovery President & CEO
Eileen O’Neill Planet Green President & General Manager
Emeril Lagasse Host, Emeril Green