Friday, August 07, 2009

Lannan's Cannons

Back on July 18th during John Lannan's "Helping To Find Pets A Worthy Home" appearance at an Alexandria, Virginia PETCO, Our Washington Nationals Number 31 told Nats320 the final details for another worthy cause were being worked out. A personal project in cooperation with The Children's Inn at NIH to host 25 Kids at remaining Sunday Afternoon home games at Nationals Park this season. That effort is now a reality and this coming Sunday, August 9th, Lannan's Cannons will debut in a specially marked section on South Capitol Street.

Yet another solid effort by a solid young professional looking to bring joy to those less fortunate. Game tickets, lunch, Lannan's Cannons Tee-Shirts and a one-on-one opportunity to meet and greet with our blooming "ACE" will take place (schedule permitting).

More details in the team press release. But you have to give John Lannan credit for personally getting involved and footing the entire bill out of his own generous heart. This is not something anyone has forced him to do. Lannan helping youngsters, just like the needy adopted pets a few weeks ago, because John feels he can make a difference.

Good For Him. Better For The Kids.


Pitcher Partners with The Children’s Inn at NIH to Provide a Baseball Experience For Their Patients

The Washington Nationals and Pitcher John Lannan today announced the launch of Lannan’s Cannons, a ticket program designed to bring joy into the lives of sick children and their families. Lannan will host residents of The Children’s Inn at NIH, located in Bethesda, MD, for a day of baseball and fun at the ballpark, away from their treatments and the hospital. Lannan will also lend his name and image to The Children’s Inn Sports Ambassadors program, which aims to raise funds and awareness for their $93-a-night-campaign, which refers to the cost of housing families at The Inn.

Beginning on Sunday, August 9, Lannan will host 25 guests from The Children’s Inn at Nationals Park for all remaining Sunday home games (August 23 vs. Milwaukee, September 6 vs. Florida and September 27 vs. Atlanta). In addition to the ticket to the game, each guest will receive a food voucher for a hot dog, chips and a drink, and a Lannan’s Cannons t-shirt. Lannan will meet with the children and their families when they arrive at the ballpark, schedule permitting.

“My hope is that bringing these children to the ballpark will provide them with an escape from the rigors of treatment, and that they can enjoy a baseball game and a day with their families,” said Nationals Pitcher John Lannan. “I’m proud to partner with The Children’s Inn at NIH to raise awareness for their mission, while creating new Nationals fans throughout the region.”

The Children’s Inn Sports Ambassador Campaign was created and is currently managed by Bethesda, MD based Formula Sports & Entertainment Group (FS&E). For more information, go to

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