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Salute to Service
The Nationals offer premium seating in the DeltaSky360 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.

Home Away From Home Team: 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.

August

August 12:

  • Branch Day Series - 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.

August 13:

  • Base2Base: Brian's Base2Base program invites active duty military families from area bases to come visit the second baseman for a unique Nationals gameday experience. These families meet Brian, view batting practice from the field, enjoy complimentary tickets, and receive Nats Bucks to spend at the ballpark. 
  • PLAY Clinic: Developed by the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS) in 2004, PLAY (Promoting a Lifetime of Activity for Youth) was 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 ages eight through 14 participate in baseball training and receive lessons on health and conditioning from Nationals players and trainers as well as PLAY staff. Registration is not open to the public.

August 14

  • Salute to Service: Fort Belvoir

August 15

  • Team UP: Turner Shoe Donation Event: On August 15, Trea Turner will visit Team UP member, Falls Church Little League. The visit, at Westgate Elementary's field in Falls Church, VA from 6:15 pm-8:00 pm, includes a Q&A session with Trea, as well as a meet-and-greet for local little leaguers. During the visit, new uniforms and hats will be distributed for the fall season. In addition, Trea will give Adidas cleats and practice shirts to roughly 200 kids - a donation given directly from Trea Turner through his partnership with Adidas.

August 16

  • Team UP Volunteer Recognition

August 17:

  • Scherzer Showdown: In an effort to raise funds for the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy, Max Scherzer and his wife, Erica, host the Scherzer Showdown, a fantasy football fundraiser. This event offers participants a unique opportunity to play fantasy football with their favorite Washington Nationals players and other local celebrities. For more information or to register for the August 17 event, visit www.scherzershowdown.com.
  • 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.
  • Summer Reading Celebration: The Nationals are proud to support summer reading programs in our community, through partnerships with DC Public Library, Arlington Public Library, and local military bases through Nats on Base. Children from each program will be recognized pregame.

August 24-25

  • Nats on Base: Battle of the Bases Preliminary Tournament at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling

August 28:

  • Families of Valor: Sean Doolittle, Howie Kendrick, and their families strive to make the Salute to Service experience as special as possible on days when the Nationals host surviving family members. During Salute to Service games that honor TAPS families this season, Sean and Howie will invite the group to view batting practice from the field and meet with them privately before the game. All participants will have the chance to take photos with the players, receive autographs and a gift, and see pictures of their loved ones on NatsHD during the Salute.

August 30:

  • 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.

September

September 1:

  • Patriotic Series - Heroes Day - September 11th 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, first responders and their families. The Patriotic Series is presented by SAIC.

September 3:

  • Families of Valor: Sean Doolittle, Howie Kendrick, and their families strive to make the Salute to Service experience as special as possible on days when the Nationals host surviving family members. During Salute to Service games that honor TAPS families this season, Sean and Howie will invite the group to view batting practice from the field and meet with them privately before the game. All participants will have the chance to take photos with the players, receive autographs and a gift, and see pictures of their loved ones on NatsHD during the Salute.

September 13:

  • 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.

September 14:

  • Base2Base: Brian's Base2Base program invites active duty military families from area bases to come visit the second baseman for a unique Nationals gameday experience. These families meet Brian, view batting practice from the field, enjoy complimentary tickets, and receive Nats Bucks to spend at the ballpark.

September 14:

  • Nats on Base: Battle of the Bases Championship Game: The Nationals have collaborated with military leadership and sports directors at local military bases to develop Battle of the Bases, a tournament that will serve as an extension of the bases' intramural softball season. Early rounds will be held on-base to determine which base champions will play in a championship game that will take place on the field at Nationals Park, following the September 14 game against the Atlanta Braves.

September 14  

  • Nats on Base: Battle of the Bases Championship Game at Nationals Park

September 15:

  • Youth Champions Day: 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.

September 24:

  • Branch Day Series - 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.

Past Events

April

April 12

  • Nats on Base: Quantico 2018 Employee Recognition: The Nationals are proud supporters of local military bases' employee recognition programs. The Nationals will recognize distinguished service by members on a quarterly and yearly basis at Nationals Park. Ceremonies on April 12 will honor Marines and Civilian Employees of the Year for Marine Corps Base Quantico for 2018.
  • Grand Slam Schools Field Trip at YBA: Ten DC schools are participating in the adopt-a-school style program that emphasizes STEM, student attendance and supporting individual school needs. Program elements are designed to engage whole school communities both during the school year and in the summer.

April 16

  • Nats on Base: Leadership Exchange: Nationals front office executives will participate as guest speakers for the 2019 Air Force District of Washington's Squadron Command and Spouse Orientation Course. The course is designed to provide commanders and spouses the tools to succeed in a rapidly changing geopolitical environment, and Nationals representatives will offer non-military leadership perspectives to the group.

April 17

  • Families of Valor: Sean Doolittle, Howie Kendrick, and their families strive to make the Salute to Service experience as special as possible on days when the Nationals host surviving family members. During Salute to Service games that honor TAPS families this season, Sean and Howie will invite the group to view batting practice from the field and meet with them privately before the game. All participants will have the chance to take photos with the players, receive autographs and a gift, and see pictures of their loved ones on NatsHD during the Salute.

April 18

  • Richard Wright Public Charter School Visit: Partnership with a local public charter school whose focus is on media/production and journalism. Students will get a behind-the-scenes look at a Nationals game day and then participate in a competition for kids to make their own pump videos using provided footage. The winning team's video will be played in-park on June 5.

April 27

  • Nationals Youth Baseball Clinic sponsored by Inova Sports Medicine: In conjunction with Inova Health System, 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 8 through 14 participate in the free clinics, which include on-field instruction by Nationals coaching staff, a meet-and-greet with a player, and four tickets to a Nationals game. Registration is not open to the public.

April 30

  • Nats on Base: Annual team visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

April 29

  • Base2BaseBrian's Base2Base program invites active duty military families from area bases to come visit the second baseman for a unique Nationals gameday experience. These families meet Brian, view batting practice from the field, enjoy complimentary tickets, and receive Nats Bucks to spend at the ballpark.

May

May 1:

  • Branch Day Series - Navy DayThe 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.
  • Summer Slugger Teacher TrainingIn partnership with EverFi, the Nationals will be welcoming a group of area teachers for a training on how to implement Summer Slugger at their schools. Summer Slugger is a gamified, summer learning loss prevention tool focusing on math and literacy skills for students in grades 3-5.

May 2:

  • Richard Wright Public Charter School Visit: Students from the local public charter school, whose focus is on media/production and journalism, will get a behind-the-scenes look at a Nationals game day and then participate in a competition to make their own pump videos using provided footage. The winning team's video will be played in-park on June 5.

May 13:

  • The ziMS Foundation's A Night at the Park: A Night at the Park is a VIP-only experience at Nationals Park that allows guests to mix and mingle with Ryan, his Nationals teammates and other celebrity guests, enjoy cocktails and dinner, and bid on fantastic silent and live auction lots. The night will be capped off with a musical performance from one of country music's most exciting figures, RIAA gold-certified artist, Chase Rice. All net proceeds will benefit Ryan's ziMS Foundation, which to date has raised more than $3.5 million toward bringing home a cure for Multiple Sclerosis. For A Night at the Park tickets and more information on Ryan's ziMS Foundation, visit: anightatthepark.com.

May 14:

  • Nats on Base: Sailors of the Year Recognition

May 15:

  • Base2Base: Brian's Base2Base program invites active duty military families from area bases to come visit the second baseman for a unique Nationals gameday experience. These families meet Brian, view batting practice from the field, enjoy complimentary tickets, and receive Nats Bucks to spend at the ballpark. 

May 17:

  • Anthony's Academy All-StarsAnthony'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.

May 18: 

  • Team UP Player Visits: As part of the Washington Nationals' commitment to the Washington, D.C. region, nine Nationals players will be visiting nine D.C. and Virginia youth baseball sites on Saturday morning (player appearances subject to change). The visits will take place in all four quadrants of Washington, D.C., as well as Annandale and Herndon. The players will participate in Q&A sessions, pose for team photos, sign autographs and provide tips for on-field success. 
  • In 2015, the Nationals launched Team UP, a substantive, multi-faceted program supporting youth baseball and softball. In an ongoing effort to support and promote kids playing baseball in the region the Nationals continue to provide, at no cost, a Nationals T-shirt or jersey and cap to EVERY child playing baseball or softball in a District of Columbia or Northern Virginia sanctioned youth baseball league, and the District of Columbia Parks and Recreation Rookie League. The program, in conjunction with Inova Health System, expanded in 2017 into Northern Virginia and now includes select youth baseball organizations from Virginia District 4 Little League, Virginia District 10 Little League and Virginia District 7 Cal Ripken Babe Ruth.
  • Nats on Base: Joint Base Andrews Employee Recognition
  • UMPS CARE Charities BLUE Crew Tickets: Through this program at-risk youth, children battling chronic illness, kids in foster care, and military families in every major league market across the country receive a "big league" experience. Each BLUE Crew Ticket VIP experience includes great seats to the ballgame, a goody bag of "all things baseball", and the unique opportunity to step onto the field for a souvenir baseball and photo. The baseball experience is designed to strengthen relationships of at-risk youth and adult caregivers.

May 24:

  • 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. During DCPS Night the Nationals will also host their annual STEM Showcase. Students from the Nationals' Grand Slam Schools program will display their baseball-themed STEM projects focusing on the science and math underlying the sport of baseball.

May 25

  • Honorary Bat Girl: Major League Baseball has teamed up with Susan G. Komen and Stand Up to Cancer to go to bat against breast cancer. With support from Major League Clubs, players, managers, coaching staffs, umpires, and fans, we are helping to raise money and awareness for the fight against breast cancer. The Nationals will honor Tish Richardson (CSC) as our 2019 Honorary Bat Girl.

May 26

  • Humane Association: Recognition of their Pups4Patriots program

May 27

  • Memorial Day: On Memorial Day, our game observes a solemn pause - through our league-wide participation in the National Moment of Remembrance - to honor the memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in losing their lives during service to our country.

    In connection with this special national holiday, and in memory of all those whose lives were lost as a result of their military service, all on-field MLB personnel will wear the traditional red poppy on the left side of their uniforms with "Lest We Forget" language adorning the visage. The right side of New Era caps will feature the stars & stripes silhouetted batter with language depicting "Memorial Day."

    The Memorial Day logo will also appear on the bases at each ballpark, and the official dugout lineup cards will feature the symbolic ribbon to support the initiative.
  • Families of Valor (TAPS): Sean Doolittle, Howie Kendrick, and their families strive to make the Salute to Service experience as special as possible on days when the Nationals host surviving family members. During Salute to Service games that honor TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors) families, Sean and Howie invite the group to view batting practice from the field and meet with them privately before the game. Participants share stories of their lost loved ones, take photos with the players, receive autographs and a gift, and see pictures of their loved ones on NatsHD during the Salute.

June

June 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.

June 16:

  • Equipment DriveThe 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. The 2019 beneficiary will be Ward 8 Little League.

June 17:

  • High School Champions Day: 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.

June 18:

  • Branch Day Series - 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.

June 19:

  • Families of Valor: Sean Doolittle, Howie Kendrick, and their families strive to make the Salute to Service experience as special as possible on days when the Nationals host surviving family members. During Salute to Service games that honor TAPS families this season, Sean and Howie will invite the group to view batting practice from the field and meet with them privately before the game. All participants will have the chance to take photos with the players, receive autographs and a gift, and see pictures of their loved ones on NatsHD during the Salute.

June 21:

  • Base2Base: Brian's Base2Base program invites active duty military families from area bases to come visit the second baseman for a unique Nationals gameday experience. These families meet Brian, view batting practice from the field, enjoy complimentary tickets, and receive Nats Bucks to spend at the ballpark.

June 22:

  • Nats on Base: Summer Reading Event at Nats Park

June 23:

  • 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.

July

July 3

  • Nats on Base: The Nationals will help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the U.S Air Force's 1st Helicopter Squadron, based at Joint Base Andrews. Airmen will be recognized during pregame ceremonies and take part in games between innings. Ceremonies will also include a flyover of Bell UH-1N Twin Huey aircraft.  
  • Families of Valor (TAPS): Sean Doolittle, Howie Kendrick, and their families strive to make the Salute to Service experience as special as possible on days when the Nationals host surviving family members. During Salute to Service games that honor TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors) families, Sean and Howie invite the group to view batting practice from the field and meet with them privately before the game. Participants share stories of their lost loved ones, take photos with the players, receive autographs and a gift, and see pictures of their loved ones on NatsHD during the Salute.

July 4:

  • Patriotic Series - 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, first responders and their families. The Patriotic Series is presented by SAIC.

July 7:

  • TeamUP Ticket Day: The Washington Nationals will provide two complimentary tickets to every boy and girl that finished the spring season in a league that participates in TeamUP. Leagues that are eligible include D.C. Little League, D.C. Parks and Recreation Rookie League, Virginia District 4 Little League, Virginia District 10 Little League and Virginia District 7 Cal Ripken Babe Ruth. Check with your league administrators to confirm eligibility. Information on how to pick-up tickets will be made available to coaches and league administrators closer to the game date.    
  • Service Members of the Year Awards: The Nationals will recognize honorees of the Military Charity Organization's Service Members of the Year Awards during pregame ceremonies.

July 21:

  • Base2Base: Brian's Base2Base program invites active duty military families from area bases to come visit the second baseman for a unique Nationals gameday experience. These families meet Brian, view batting practice from the field, enjoy complimentary tickets, and receive Nats Bucks to spend at the ballpark.

July 23:

  • Base2Base: Brian's Base2Base program invites active duty military families from area bases to come visit the second baseman for a unique Nationals gameday experience. These families meet Brian, view batting practice from the field, enjoy complimentary tickets, and receive Nats Bucks to spend at the ballpark.

July 23:

  • Families of Valor: Sean Doolittle, Howie Kendrick, and their families strive to make the Salute to Service experience as special as possible on days when the Nationals host surviving family members. During Salute to Service games that honor TAPS families this season, Sean and Howie will invite the group to view batting practice from the field and meet with them privately before the game. All participants will have the chance to take photos with the players, receive autographs and a gift, and see pictures of their loved ones on NatsHD during the Salute.

July 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.

July 27:

  • Rev Up The Park: Adam combines his passion for cars with his passion for making a difference with his Rev Up The Park charity car show. The event brings car enthusiasts and baseball fans together to showcase their vehicles in the parking garage at Nationals Park. The third annual event is July 27, and again benefits The Dragonfly Foundation supporting pediatric cancer patients and families. For more information visit www.revupthepark.com
  • 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.

July 30:

  • Branch Day Series - 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.
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Washington Nationals Bag Policy

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