Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Christmas In July--Toys For Tots

For the third consecutive year, Our Washington Nationals have partnered with The United States Marine Corps Reserve for their annual Toys For Tots Campaign in July. The opportunity for fans to donate unwrapped toys to be distributed to needy children at a later date. Always a good cause--Christmas in July will take place this weekend at New Nationals Park when The Houston Astros are in town.

Below, please find the complete details from the press release.

Washington Nationals Host Third Annual Christmas in July Toy Drive in Partnership with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves

WHAT: The Washington Nationals and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves will partner with the Toys for Tots foundation to collect new, unwrapped toys during their weekend series against the Houston Astros. Volunteers from the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves will be stationed outside of all Nationals Park gates beginning two and a half hours prior to game time and through the fourth inning. The main collection point will be at the Center Field Gate, as well as at the Community Table, located on the main concourse level behind Section 143, adjacent to the Family Picnic Area.

This is the third season the Nationals have partnered with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves to benefit children in need in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The toys will be distributed to non-profit organizations and pediatric wards. This year, the Nationals are looking to surpass their collection totals from 2007 when they collected over 1,900 toys.

WHO: Washington Nationals U.S. Marine Corps Reserves

WHEN: Washington Nationals vs. Houston Astros

Day Time CF Gate Open All Other Gates Open

Friday, July 11 7:35 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 12 7:10 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 13 1:35 p.m. 11:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.

WHERE: Nationals Park 1500 South Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC 20003

About Marine Toys for Tots Foundation

The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, a not-for-profit public charity, is the authorized fund raising and support organization for the Toys for Tots Program. The Foundation provides the funding and support needed for successful annual toy collection and distribution campaigns. The foundation staff is located in an office suite aboard Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Virginia, about 35 miles south of Washington, DC.

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