Friday, August 01, 2008
Panda Webkinz Day At The National Zoo
To help promote this Sunday's Panda Webkinz Day at New National Park, Pete Orr and Charlie Manning from Our Washington Nationals headed to The Washington National Zoo yesterday meet and sign autographs for the many fans and children on hand near The Zoo's Giant Panda Habitat.
For over one hour--the two players greeted hundreds of kids, taking pictures and basically having a pretty good time. When Washington takes on The Cincinnati Reds this coming August 3rd--each child 12 Years of Age and Under--the first 10,000 of whom entering New Nationals Park will--receive a Free Panda Webkinz Plush Doll along with a special baseball card featuring statistics of Tai Shan--the three year old Giant Panda--now in residence at The National Zoo.
All Webkinz contain a special code that allows kids to play with a virtual version of the pet online.
The turnout yesterday was quite remarkable. I could only stay for about 20 minutes, but the lines did not stop filling up with those interested in meeting the players for a few moments. After the meet and greet, Pete Orr and Charlie Manning took a brief tour of The Zoo--including a visit to see Tai Shan.