Friday, August 08, 2008
10,000 Tickets Donated To Kids In The Region
In their latest press release, Our Washington Nationals claim to have distributed over 10,000 Tickets to August Ball Games at New Nationals Park. The effort providing the opportunity for youngsters to experience A Major League Game in The District of Columbia. One of the many community oriented projects in which Washington's Baseball Team is involved.
Here is the entire team press release.
WASHINGTON NATIONALS DISTRIBUTE OVER 10,000 TICKETS IN SUPPORT OF MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL’S COMMISSIONER’S INITIATIVE FOR KIDS
The Washington Nationals today announced they have distributed over 10,000tickets to community and civic groups in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area for games at Nationals Park from August 1 through August 30. The ticket distribution is a part of the 2008 Commissioner’s Initiative for Kids Program, developed in 2004 as a way to provide tickets to children who may not otherwise have an opportunity to attend a Major League Baseball game. The Nationals donated tickets to a variety of community groups, including Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington and DC Parks & Recreation -- King Greenleaf Recreation Center. Most Valuable Kids, a partner of the Nationals which offers children’s groups access to professional and collegiate sports and entertainment events through an online ticket donation and reward system, helped to distribute hundreds of tickets to underserved youth.
The Washington Nationals are committed to providing programs that enhance education, increase participation in youth baseball and softball, while improving the quality of life in the local communities of the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia, and Maryland.
Allow God Ministries, Alternative House, ANC 6D, Arlandia Health Center, Baden Aquasco Little League, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, Catholic Youth Organizations, Center City Consortium/Catholic Charter Schools, Center for Adoption Education and Support, Children’s National Medical Center, Community of Hope Freedom School, Compel Them Outreach, Covenant House, DC Department of Mental Health: Parent and Development Program and Child and Family Services Center, DC Dynasty Youth Baseball, DC Parks & Recreation – King Greenleaf Recreation Center, DC Youth Advisory Council, Dewitt Warrior Transition Program, DMB Sports Camp, Early Childhood Academy Public Charter School, Educating Youth Through Employment Program, Evangel Assembly of God Youth Ministries, Exodus Treatment Center Youth Department, Fourth District Metropolitan Police Department, Friendship Baptist Church, Friendship House, Girl Scouts of the Nation’s Capital, Green County Little League, Helping Young People Express, Hillcrest T-Ball/Baseball, Hope for Henry, KIPP DC Charter School, Latin American Youth Center, Liberian United Methodist Church, Lifestyles of Maryland, Maryland Sheriff’s Youth Ranch, Metropolitan Baptist Church, MS Society KidVenture, Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Most Valuable Kids, Nations Capital Young Marines, One Economy Corporation, Rape Abuse & Incest National Network , RecPac, Roots Activity Learning Center, Sasha Bruce Youthwork, Second Baptist Church Southwest, Shaw Middle School, So Others Might Eat: SOME Place For Kids, St. Joe’s School, Starlight Mid-Atlantic, TSN Ministries, Visitors’ Service Center, Youth Entrepreneurial Services