Thursday, July 02, 2009
Jonas Brothers Team Up With Nationals Dream Foundation
The Jonas Brothers have joined with The Washington Nationals Dream Foundation to help raise funds for The Children's National Medical Center. As part of Sunday's July 5th Second Annual Children's Day at Nationals Park, a silent auction will take place for four tickets to The Jonas Brothers Concert scheduled at Verizon Center on July 13th. The winning bidder's group will also have a "Meet & Greet" with The Jonas Brothers. One of the cornerstone projects of The Dream Foundation is to create a Pediatric Care Complex at The Children's National Medical Center. 15 Year Old Guitarist, Vocalist and Drum Player, Nick Jonas, has Type 1 Diabetes.
The silent auction will begin at 11:30AM at The Washington Nationals Dream Foundation Kiosk in Center Field Plaza and run through the 6th inning of this Sunday's game with The Atlanta Braves. Nick Jonas has also filmed a special PSA that will be shown on Nationals Parks' HDTV Scoreboard personally giving his support and encouraging participation in a full day of fund raising. Not only will fans be able to donate $5 through a special "Text To Give" number on their cell phones, but specially priced tickets where proceeds go to The Washington Nationals Dream Foundation are available as well at
Here are the complete details from Our Washington Nationals:
WASHINGTON NATIONALS DREAM FOUNDATION HOSTS CHILDREN’S DAY AT NATIONALS PARK IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CHILDREN’S NATIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
Silent Auction for Jonas Brothers Tickets to Be Held At Foundation Kiosk
The Washington Nationals Dream Foundation will host the second annual Children’s Day, on Sunday, July 5 when the Nationals face the Atlanta Braves at 1:35pm, to raise funds for Children’s National Medical Center and awareness of their mission. The Foundation has partnered with Children’s National to create a Pediatric Diabetes Care Complex, which will enable the hospital to strengthen and enhance its long-standing role as a national leader in pediatric diabetes care.
The Dream Foundation will raise funds through a silent auction, Text-to-Give promotion, and ticket sales. The auction will take place at the Foundation Kiosk from 11:30am through the sixth inning, in the Center Field Plaza, and features four tickets to the Jonas Brothers concert at the Verizon Center on Monday, July 13. The package includes a meet-and-greet with the Jonas Brothers. All proceeds from the auction will go towards the creation of the Diabetes Care Complex. Nick Jonas, 15-year old vocalist and guitar and drum player for the band, has Type 1 diabetes and seeks to inspire children living with diabetes. Nick also filmed a PSA for the day’s Text-to-Give promotion to be shown during the game. Fans in attendance or watching from home may text “NATS” to 90999 to make a $5 donation through their cell phone provider. Additionally, fans interested in supporting the cause may purchase tickets at www.nationals.com/cnmc.
A portion of the proceeds from all tickets purchased through that link will benefit the Complex.
“The Nationals Dream Foundation is thankful that the Jonas Brothers have joined us and Children’s National Medical Center to make Children’s Day at Nationals Park a success,” said Nationals Dream Foundation Chair Marla Lerner Tanenbaum. “Every donation brings us closer to our fundraising goal of $5 million and brings us closer to the groundbreaking on the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation Pediatric Diabetes Care Complex.”
Children with diabetes who are treated at Children’s National Medical Center will participate in pregame festivities, including first pitch, line-up card delivery, “Starting 9” and Play Ball! announcement. Fans interested in more information about Children’s Day or the Dream Foundation may visit www.washingtonnationalsdreamfoundation.org.
Washington Nationals Dream Foundation Mission Statement
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