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2013 Community Calendar

All events and appearances are subject to change. Please check back for updated information

Season-Long Initiatives

Community Clubhouse
The Nationals proudly work with nonprofit organizations to increase awareness for their causes. Throughout the season, a variety of organizations are given the opportunity to distribute materials about their mission, services, research, and events during Nationals home games at the Community Clubhouse. They are also encouraged to fundraise through ticket sales opportunities. For more information, please e-mail community.relations@nationals.com.
In-Game Military Salute
The Nationals offer premium seating in the Lexus Presidents Club for wounded veterans and their families during every home game. The tickets include a gourmet buffet, complimentary in-seat food and beverage service and views of the underground batting cages and post-game press conference.

At the end of the third inning, honorees are recognized on NatsHD and receive a standing ovation from fans. On occasion, military leadership, as well as numerous politicians, Supreme Court Justices and celebrities request to honor wounded service members by taking part in the salute.
Me and a Friend Program (Sunday home games)
In partnership with USO of Metropolitan Washington, this program recognizes the challenges that military children face as they continually relocate due to their parents' military assignments. The Nationals provide tickets to children of active duty service members for every Sunday game of the season, giving them the opportunity to use the free tickets to connect with peers and help make new friends. The group is also first in line for Kids Run the Bases after the game.

April

April 12:
Navy Day
April 17 - May 31:
DC High School Initiative
For the fifth consecutive year, the Nationals are inviting each District of Columbia Public High School baseball team to host one, two-hour practice on the field at Nationals Park at no cost to the school. The team works with coaches from each high school to create a fun experience for local student-athletes, inspiring them to continue playing baseball and providing a unique opportunity to play at a Major League ballpark.
April 23:
Team visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
April 24:
Nationals Dream Foundation Spring Soiree Cocktail Party fundraiser
April 27:
Military Appreciation Day

May

May 8:
Marines Day
May 25:
Nationals/MedStar Health Youth Baseball Clinic
In conjunction with MedStar Health, the Nationals will host a series of youth clinics as part of the team's efforts to increase participation and interest in baseball and softball programs around the D.C. region. Children will participate in the free clinics which include on-field instruction, a meet and greet with a player and four tickets to a Nationals home game. Registration is not open to the public.
May 26:
Autism Speaks
Bring the whole family out for a relaxing afternoon at the ballpark as we help raise awareness for Autism Speaks, an organization dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. A designated quiet room, located on the leftfield mezzanine level behind section 204 in the Kennedy Conference Room, will be available for all families. Tickets are available here (www.nationals.com/autismspeaks) at a discounted rate in both the upper and lower levels of the stadium, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Autism Speaks.
May 27:
Memorial Day
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June

June 5:
DCPS Night
June 5:
Opening of the Washington Nationals Pediatric Diabetes Complex at Children's National Medical Center
June 9:
Youth Baseball Equipment Drive
The Nationals will 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, which will also provide a local youth organization a $5,000 grant to purchase additional new equipment.
June 15:
Inova Health System Blood Drive
The Nationals will team up with Inova Health System to host two blood drives during the 2013 season. Fans who help save a life by donating blood will receive two tickets to a Nationals home game as well as opportunities to take a behind-the-scenes tour of Nationals Park and win autographed memorabilia.
June 20:
Army Day
The Nationals will honor each of the 5 service branches with their own patriotic themed-game throughout the 2013 campaign. Prior to the June 20 tilt against the Colorado Rockies, the Washington Nationals will pay tribute to the United Stated Army during pregame ceremonies.
June 21:
Harpers Heroes
Bryce Harper will host Harper's Heroes before today's game. In partnership with the Nationals and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Harper's Heroes is a season-long program that treats families affected by childhood cancers to a fun-filled day at Nationals Park. The VIP experience includes a private meet and greet with Harper as well as a special batting practice viewing, tickets, T-shirts and NatsBucks.
June 22:
Nationals Dream Foundation Dream Gala at Shakespeare Theatre, Sidney Harman
The excitement following the Washington Nationals memorable performance last season left an indelible mark on the Nation's Capital and we're proud of the impact our NL East Champions and charitable arm, the Dream Foundation, have had on the region. To celebrate the Nationals achievements on the field and in the community, the Dream Foundation is painting the town red at Dream Gala 2013 on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in the Shakespeare Theatre's Sidney Harman Hall. Over the past seven years, the Dream Gala has raised more than $3.1 million in support of their three cornerstone programs: the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy; the Washington Nationals Pediatric Diabetes Care Complex at Children's National Medical Center; and the Neighborhood Initiative.
June 26:
Coca Cola Clinic
June 29:
Free Shred/eCycle Day at Nationals Park, 9am - 2pm
Kane Company subsidiaries Office Shredding and eCyclers are teaming with the Nationals to help you securely and responsibly shred and recycle your out-of-date electronic equipment and paper documents. Everyone who brings at least one box of material or one computer will receive a special discount ticket offer, and the first 250 people to participate will receive a free t-shirt. Please no batteries, TV's, paint, hazardous materials, or appliances. The drive-up/drop-off area will be located at the corner of First Street and Potomac Ave. Hours of the event are 9am - 2pm.
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July

July 4:
Independence Day
July 6 - July 7:
Harris Teeter Food Drive
The Nationals will collect non-perishable food items for the annual Harris Teeter Food Drive outside Center Field Gates. Individuals who donate three or more items will be eligible for two tickets for a future Nationals game, while supplies last. Collections will begin when gates open and run through the end of the fourth inning.

All items collected will benefit the Capital Area Food Bank, which distributes 20 million pounds of food to more than 700 partner agencies each year. In coordination with the drive, Nationals players and their spouses visit the Capital Area Food Bank to assist with their Weekend Bag program.
July 25:
K Street Cocktails: Nationals Dream Foundation fundraiser at Teddy & the Bully Bar, contact 202-640-7124 for details
July 27:
Nationals Toys for Tots Drive
Fans may donate new, unwrapped toys when the Nationals host the annual Toys for Tots outside Center Field Gates. The toys collected will be distributed to nonprofit organizations and hospital pediatric wards in the D.C. area by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and the Toys For Tots Foundation during the holidays.
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August

August 5:
Coast Guard Day
August 9:
Nationals Green Up project: an Anacostia River improvement project
August 10:
Nationals Back to School Drive
The Nationals will again host a Back-to-School Drive in 2013. Teachers from D.C. Public Schools will help promote the drive and organize collection sites for new school supplies outside Center Field Gates.
August 10:
Nationals/MedStar Health Youth Baseball Clinic
In conjunction with MedStar Health, the Nationals will host a series of youth clinics as part of the team's efforts to increase participation and interest in baseball and softball programs around the D.C. region. Children will participate in the free clinics which include on-field instruction, a meet and greet with a player and four tickets to a Nationals home game. Registration is not open to the public.
August 10:
Smithsonian Family Day (Kids Q & A, photos)
August 17:
Inova Health System Blood Drive
The Nationals will team up with Inova Health System to host two blood drives during the 2013 season. Fans who help save a life by donating blood will receive two tickets to a Nationals home game as well as opportunities to take a behind-the-scenes tour of Nationals Park and win autographed memorabilia.
August 31:
Nationals/MedStar Health Youth Baseball Clinic
In conjunction with MedStar Health, the Nationals will host a series of youth clinics as part of the team's efforts to increase participation and interest in baseball and softball programs around the D.C. region. Children will participate in the free clinics which include on-field instruction, a meet and greet with a player and four tickets to a Nationals home game. Registration is not open to the public.
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September

September 13:
Heroes Day
September 18:
Air Force Day
Late September:
Nationals Dream Foundation Jerseys Off Their Backs raffle tickets sales
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Visits to hospitals and youth baseball camps will also take place throughout the season.