Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Dream Foundation Gala To Be Aired On MASN

The May 2nd Washington Nationals Dream Foundation Gala will be recorded by The Mid-Atlantic Sports Network and turned into a Special 30-Minute Program to air on MASN during the month of May. As well covered here on Nats320, The Dream Foundation has reached out each of the past four years to help those within the very community in which Our Washington Nationals play Major League Baseball. From The Children's National Medical Center--to The Boys & Girls Clubs Of Washington--The D.C. Baseball Academy--to The Earth Conservation Corp--and all the way to Rebuilding Together--The Washington Nationals Dream Foundation Neighborhood Initiatives spotlight the many good things a Professional Sports Team can do for their city.

The Popular Yearly Black Tie Event, to be held at The Gaylord National Resort for the second consecutive year, is one of The Dream Foundation's biggest fundraisers. If you are interested in attending The 2009 Gala, here's the link for information.

Scheduled MASN broadcast dates are currently set for May 11th, 15th, 16th & 17th.

Complete Details In The Press Release:

MASN to Televise Network Special on Washington Nationals Dream Foundation Gala

Will air May 11th at 9:00 p.m., prior to the Nationals vs. Giants game

(Washington D.C.) - MASN, the local leader in live sports entertainment and the television home of the Washington Nationals, will televise a network special about the team's annual Washington Nationals Dream Foundation Gala. The special will air a week after the Dream Gala, which takes place on May 2, 2009 at Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center at the National Harbor.

The Gala is an annual black-tie fundraising event for the Foundation, featuring dinner, dancing, special appearances by Washington Nationals players, coaches and executives, as well as a live and silent auction. MASN's coverage will allow fans at home to relive the memorable evening with interviews featuring Principal Owner Mark Lerner, President Stan Kasten, Washington Nationals Dream Foundation Chairwoman, Marla Lerner Tanenbaum and more. Hosted by MASN broadcasters Bob Carpenter, Rob Dibble and Debbi Taylor, the program will give viewers a sense of the important community outreach conducted by the Foundation, while providing an inside look at the sights and sounds from the evening.

"Our annual Gala is an evening in which the entire team participates in the celebration of our community efforts," commented Marla Lerner Tanenbaum, chairwoman of the Foundation. "MASN's special feature will be a great opportunity for our fans to learn more about our work in the Washington Metropolitan area."

MASN will explore the Washington Nationals ongoing partnerships with the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington and the Earth Conservation Corps (ECC), both of whom benefit from funds raised at the charity gala. The Nationals have made a long term commitment to support the Boys & Girls Club branches in the neighborhood of the ballpark. These branches provide athletic, academic and life skills assistance to children who live not far from Nationals Park and the ECC is known particularly for its devotion to the health and improvement of the Anacostia River. Both of these partnerships reflect the Washington Nationals robust commitment to serving the community around the ballpark.

"The Washington Nationals continue to have a powerful positive impact on the communities surrounding Nationals Park because of their outstanding stewardship," said MASN spokesman Todd Webster. "This special will allow MASN to highlight those partnerships that continue to have an immediate affect on the children, families and environment near the ballpark."

MASN's half hour special of the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation Gala will debut on May 11th at 9 p.m. prior to Nats Xtra, the network's Nationals pregame show. Three additional replays will air throughout the following week immediately following Nats Xtra.

Dates of MASN Special Coverage of the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation Gala

5/11 @ 9p before Nats Xtra
5/15 @ 10:30p following Nats Xtra
5/16 @ 10:30p following Nats Xtra
5/17 @ 5p following Nats Xtra

About MASN:

With every available Nationals game, an All Star talent team, 105 high definition broadcasts and pre and post game shows before and after every game, MASN is maximum access to the Washington Nationals. MASNsports.com provides extensive online coverage of the Washington Nationals with Phil Wood's "Wood on the Ball," a dedicated beat writer, Pete McElroy, talent blogs featuring Debbi Taylor, Bob Carpenter, Johnny Holliday, and Byron Kerr, a Nationals Buzz blog, up to the minute video clips in MASN's Media Lounge, series previews, live game blogs and more. MASN is currently carried on 23 cable and satellite providers throughout a seven-state region.

About the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation:

The Washington Nationals Dream Foundation and the Washington Nationals Baseball Club are committed to community partnerships that improve the lives of children and families across the Washington Capital Region. The Foundation's cornerstone programs are focused on children's education, health and recreation. A 501(c)3 charitable organization, the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation has committed to, among other projects, a partnership with the D.C. Government to build the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy to teach the game of baseball and provide after school educational programs for children in the DC region.

1 comment:

Andrew Lang said...

Hopefully all fans of this Blog will make it to the Gala. In these tough economic times, this isn't an easy choice to spend $500 for the dinner but keep in mind the charitable endeavors with the money you spend. Also, the money you spend may be "tax deductible".

It will be interesting if Mike Rizzo steps into the role that JimBo did in past years doing his own impromptu "live" auctions experiences with the players.

Looking forward to it!!!