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Nationals 2017 Community Calendar

Season Long

In-Game Military Salute
The Nationals offer premium seating in the Lexus Presidents Club for select military groups and their families during every home game. At the end of the third inning, honorees are recognized on NatsHD and receive a standing ovation from fans, players and umpires. Tickets are allocated through military hospitals and support organizations and are not available for individual distribution.

USO Children's Program
In partnership with the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore, the Nationals provide tickets to military families. For every Sunday game of the season, families can use free tickets to enjoy a game together or let children connect with peers to help make new friends. The group is first in line for Kids Run the Bases after the game.

April

14: Anthony's Academy All-Stars
Anthony's Academy All-Stars is a season-long program that gives scholar-athletes from the Nationals Youth Baseball Academy, where Anthony sits on the Board of Directors, the opportunity to enjoy a Nationals Baseball game. The group enjoys a behind-the-scenes look at team operations, a private meet and greet with Rendon as well as special batting practice viewing and tickets complete with NatsBucks.

11: Blossoms and Baseball
In conjunction with the National Cherry Blossom Festival, the Nationals celebrate the annual bloom of the Cherry Blossoms. As part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival's series of events, fans are encouraged wear their Cherry Blossom colors and enjoy a game at Nationals Park.

12: Military Appreciation Day
Encouraging fans to celebrate the American spirit while enjoying the national pastime at Nationals Park, this series utilizes on-field programming and pregame assets, themed giveaways, and patriotic uniforms to honor service members and their families. The Patriotic Series is presented by SAIC.

15: Jackie Robinson Day and Black Heritage Day
In coordination with the Greater Washington Urban League, the Nationals celebrate the contributions of African Americans to the game of baseball and the community during the team's annual Black Heritage Day.

May

3: U.S. Navy Day
The Nationals dedicate one game a year to each of the five branches of the military. The team works closely with military partners to highlight the individuals and ideals that are unique to each branch.

13: Invova Clinic
In conjunction with Inova, the Nationals host a series of youth clinics as part of the team's efforts to increase participation and interest in baseball and softball. Children ages eight to 14 participate in the free clinics which include on-field instruction by the Nationals coaching staff, a meet and greet with a player and four tickets to a Nationals home game. Registration is not open to the public.

23: DCPS Day
The Nationals celebrate D.C. public school students, teachers and administrators with DCPS Night. The team donates tickets and recognizes the school system in pregame ceremonies.

25: Federal Workforce Day
In celebration of Public Service Recognition Week the Nationals work with the Partnership for Public Service to coordinate a special tribute to public servants in attendance. Federal Workforce Day is presented by Kaiser Permanente.

26: Anthony's Academy All-Stars
Anthony's Academy All-Stars is a season-long program that gives scholar-athletes from the Nationals Youth Baseball Academy, where Anthony sits on the Board of Directors, the opportunity to enjoy a Nationals Baseball game. The group enjoys a behind-the-scenes look at team operations, a private meet and greet with Rendon as well as special batting practice viewing and tickets complete with NatsBucks.

28: Memorial Day Observance
Encouraging fans to celebrate the American spirit while enjoying the national pastime at Nationals Park, this series utilizes on-field programming and pregame assets, themed giveaways, and patriotic uniforms to honor service members and their families. The Patriotic Series is presented by SAIC.

June

9: Anthony's Academy All-Stars
Anthony's Academy All-Stars is a season-long program that gives scholar-athletes from the Nationals Youth Baseball Academy, where Anthony sits on the Board of Directors, the opportunity to enjoy a Nationals Baseball game. The group enjoys a behind-the-scenes look at team operations, a private meet and greet with Rendon as well as special batting practice viewing and tickets complete with NatsBucks.

10: Washington Nationals Dream Foundation Gala
Nationals players and guests take the field at this fun and glamorous black tie event made possible by presenting sponsor, the Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C. The evening begins with a cocktail reception and silent auction, followed by a seated dinner and program. Proceeds from the Gala benefit the Dream Foundation. Contact the Dream Foundation at 202.640.7124.

11: Pitch, Hit and Run
MLB Pitch, Hit and Run (PHR) program provides children ages seven through 14 the opportunity to showcase their baseball talents in a free nationwide skills competition. The winners move on to the national finals at the MLB All-Star Game in Miami.

12: U.S. Army Day
The Nationals dedicate one game a year to each of the five branches of the military. The team works closely with military partners to highlight the individuals and ideals that are unique to each branch.

24: Inova Clinic
In conjunction with Inova, the Nationals host a series of youth clinics as part of the team's efforts to increase participation and interest in baseball and softball. Children ages eight to 14 participate in the free clinics which include on-field instruction by the Nationals coaching staff, a meet and greet with a player and four tickets to a Nationals home game. Registration is not open to the public.

25: Equipment Drive
The Nationals collect new or gently used baseball and softball equipment as part of the annual Baseball Equipment Drive. Hosted in conjunction with the Baseball Tomorrow Fund, BTF also provides a local youth organization with a $5,000 grant to purchase additional new equipment.

26: Champions Day (High School)
The Champions Day series is a Washington Nationals program that recognizes area teams that have won championship titles. Visit http://www.nationals.com/championsday for additional information.

July

4: Independence Day
Encouraging fans to celebrate the American spirit while enjoying the national pastime at Nationals Park, this series utilizes on-field programming and pregame assets, themed giveaways, and patriotic uniforms to honor service members and their families. The Patriotic Series is presented by SAIC.

6: Neighborhood Day
The Nationals dedicate one game each year to members of the Southwest D.C. community. The team works closely with local community partners to provide discounted ticket offers and participation in pregame festivities.

7: PLAY Clinic
Developed by the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS) in 2004, PLAY (Promoting a Lifetime of Activity for Youth) is designed to encourage youth throughout the country to be active, eat right, sustain a healthy lifestyle and stay away from performance enhancing drugs. During the clinic local youth participate in baseball training and receive lessons on health and conditioning from Nationals players and trainers. Registration is not open to the public.

25: U.S. Marine Corps Day
The Nationals dedicate one game a year to each of the five branches of the military. The team works closely with military partners to highlight the individuals and ideals that are unique to each branch.

28: Anthony's Academy All-Stars
Anthony's Academy All-Stars is a season-long program that gives scholar-athletes from the Nationals Youth Baseball Academy, where Anthony sits on the Board of Directors, the opportunity to enjoy a Nationals Baseball game. The group enjoys a behind-the-scenes look at team operations, a private meet and greet with Rendon as well as special batting practice viewing and tickets complete with NatsBucks.

29: Harris Teeter Food Drive
The Nationals collect non-perishable food items for the annual Harris Teeter Food Drive outside Center Field Gate on July 29 and 30. Fans who donate at least four items will receive two tickets to a Nationals home game. All items collected benefit the Capital Area Food Bank.

30: Harris Teeter Food Drive
The Nationals collect non-perishable food items for the annual Harris Teeter Food Drive outside Center Field Gate on July 29 and 30. Fans who donate at least four items will receive two tickets to a Nationals home game. All items collected benefit the Capital Area Food Bank.

August

7: U.S. Coast Guard Day
The Nationals dedicate one game a year to each of the five branches of the military. The team works closely with military partners to highlight the individuals and ideals that are unique to each branch.

11: Anthony's Academy All-Stars
Anthony's Academy All-Stars is a season-long program that gives scholar-athletes from the Nationals Youth Baseball Academy, where Anthony sits on the Board of Directors, the opportunity to enjoy a Nationals Baseball game. The group enjoys a behind-the-scenes look at team operations, a private meet and greet with Rendon as well as special batting practice viewing and tickets complete with NatsBucks.

12: Inova Clinic
In conjunction with Inova, the Nationals host a series of youth clinics as part of the team's efforts to increase participation and interest in baseball and softball. Children ages eight to 14 participate in the free clinics which include on-field instruction by the Nationals coaching staff, a meet and greet with a player and four tickets to a Nationals home game. Registration is not open to the public.

September

07: Hiring our Heroes
The Washington Nationals are hosting Hiring Our Heroes Expo presented by Grant Thornton on Thursday, September 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event is open to service members, veterans, and military spouses. The Expo begins with a career connections workshop led by HR and workforce professionals. The workshop covers a variety of topics including resume building, networking, and interview tips, taking into account the job seeker's military background and lifestyle. Participants will then attend the hiring fair that will feature 60+ employers actively seeking to fill open positions. Registered attendees can receive two free tickets to the Nationals vs. Phillies game that evening at 7:05 p.m. To register please visit www.hiringourheroes.org/events

09: Champions Day (Youth)
The Champions Day series is a Washington Nationals program that recognizes area teams that have won championship titles. Visit http://www.nationals.com/championsday for additional information.

11: Heroes Day (September 11 Remembrance)
Encouraging fans to celebrate the American spirit while enjoying the national pastime at Nationals Park, this series utilizes on-field programming and pregame assets, themed giveaways, and patriotic uniforms to honor service members and their families. The Patriotic Series is presented by SAIC.

15: Anthony's Academy All-Stars
Anthony's Academy All-Stars is a season-long program that gives scholar-athletes from the Nationals Youth Baseball Academy, where Anthony sits on the Board of Directors, the opportunity to enjoy a Nationals Baseball game. The group enjoys a behind-the-scenes look at team operations, a private meet and greet with Rendon as well as special batting practice viewing and tickets complete with NatsBucks.

17: U.S. Air Force Day
The Nationals dedicate one game a year to each of the five branches of the military. The team works closely with military partners to highlight the individuals and ideals that are unique to each branch.