1/15/2014 1:08 P.M. ET
2014 Racing Presidents Audition Scheduled for January 18
By / MLB.com
Washington Nationals fans will have a chance to run for office when they tryout to become one of the Racing Presidents on Saturday, January 18 at Nationals Park.
Select candidates looking to fill the shoes of George, Tom, Abe, Teddy and Bill have been invited to Nationals Park to perform a freestyle dance, run a 40-yard dash and two Presidents Races from center field to the home dugout. In addition, each applicant will be required to answer questions from a panel of Nationals staff members.
Participation in the tryout is by invitation only and not open to the public. Racing hopefuls were pre-selected from a pool of applicants who submitted their cover letter and resume to the Nationals. Tryouts will take place regardless of weather conditions.
Developed in 2006, the award-winning Racing Presidents are 12-foot oversized mascots who compete in the GEICO Presidents Race during the fourth inning of every Nationals home game. The popular figures can be seen promoting the team and its community efforts at Nationals Park and around the Washington region. For more information on the Racing Presidents, visit nationals.com/racingpresidents.
WHEN: Saturday, January 18, 2014, 8:30 a.m. to Noon
WHERE: Nationals Park - 1500 South Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC 20003
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