The Nationals are committed to promoting youth baseball and softball throughout the National Capital region.
The Nationals sponsor the Washington Nationals Rookie League in partnership with D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation. This league is open to children who live in areas of the District that have limited access to recreational baseball and softball opportunities. The team provides uniform tops for all participants and Nationals tickets for the league.
Youth baseball and softball athletes from the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia as well as local military children take part in free clinics at Nationals Park throughout the season. Participants receive hands-on instruction from Nationals coaches, who offer tips on the art of batting, fielding, pitching and base running.
The Champions Day series is a Washington Nationals program that recognizes area teams that have won championship titles. On two pre-selected dates during the season, eligible teams are invited to Nationals Park to participate in an on-field, pregame recognition ceremony. Teams receive a receive a DVD copy of the Champions Day pregame ceremony, team picture at Nationals Park, a Washington Nationals Champions Day T-shirt and a discounted ticket loaded with a special meal deal.