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Nationals 2018 Community Calendar

Season Long

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.

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.

Grand Slam Schools
The Nationals are proud to launch their new education initiative, Grand Slam Schools. The inaugural cohort includes ten DC schools who are participating in the adobt-a-school style program that emphasizes STEM, student attendance and supporting individual school needs. Program elements engage are designed to engage whole school communities both during the school year and in the summer.

April

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.

In honor of Military Appreciation Day on April 12, the Nationals will provide two complimentary tickets to active duty, dependents, veterans, retirees and reservists with military ID or proof of service, while supplies last for the game against the Colorado Rockies. For tickets, visit the windows next to the First Base Gate on Potomac Avenue SE, beginning at 1 p.m. on April 12.

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.

15: Jackie Robinson Day and Black Heritage Day
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

1: 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.

2: 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.

4: 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.

5: 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.

17: A Night at the Park: ziMS Foundation Benefit Event
Now in its ninth year, the ziMS Foundation's A Night at the Park benefit event has set a standard for the intersection of philanthropy, sports and music. Founded in 2006 by Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman, the ziMS Foundation aims to raise money for awareness and programs benefitting those afflicted with multiple sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis is a disease quite close to Ryan's heart. In 1995, his mother Cheryl was diagnosed with MS, a chronic and unpredictable disease that affects the central nervous system. More information will be made available closer to the event.

20: 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.

21: 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.

June

5: DCPL Summer Reading
The Washington Nationals are again sponsoring the DC Public Library Summer Reading program. The program is the city's largest effort to address summer learning loss. Students who complete the program are eligible for two tickets to a Nationals regular season home game. More information can be found at nationals.com/summerreading.

8: 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.

9: 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.

10: Pitch, Hit and Run (Regional Competition)
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 on July 16 at the MLB All-Star Game at Nationals Park.

10: 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.

13: Summer Slugger
A partnership between MLB, the Nationals and EverFi, Summer Slugger is an online, game-based summer learning program focused on math and literacy skills. Available at no cost to students in the DC Metro Area, Summer Slugger provides a fun way to prevent the "summer slide" or the loss of learning that can occur during school vacation. Students who complete the program are eligible to earn free tickets to a Nationals regular season home game.

19: 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.

23: 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.

23: Washington Nationals Uniform Program 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 the Nationals Uniform Program. 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.

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.

5: Neighborhood Night
The Nationals dedicate one game each year to members of the neighborhoods surrounding Nationals Park. The team works closely with local community partners to provide discounted ticket offers and participation in pregame festivities.

6: 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: DCPL Summer Reading Library Visits
Nationals players will visit select DC Public Library branches in support of the DC Public Library Summer Reading program.

31: 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.

August

4: 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.

4: Harris Teeter Food Drive
The Nationals collect non-perishable food items for the annual Harris Teeter Food Drive outside Center Field Gate on August 4 and 5. Fans who donate at least four items will receive two tickets to a Nationals home game (while supplies last). All items collected benefit the Capital Area Food Bank.

5: Harris Teeter Food Drive
The Nationals collect non-perishable food items for the annual Harris Teeter Food Drive outside Center Field Gate on August 4 and 5. Fans who donate at least four items will receive two tickets to a Nationals home game (while supplies last). All items collected benefit the Capital Area Food Bank.

17: 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.

18: 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

2: DCPL Night
The Nationals are proud to sponsor DC Public Library Summer Reading for the fifth year in a row. Each summer the Nationals set aside a game to recognize DCPL and the kids who successfully completed the summer reading challenge.

7: 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.

8: 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 once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play fantasy football with their favorite Washington Nationals players and other local celebrities. For more information visit scherzershowdown.com.

9: 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.

9: 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.

20: 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.