In a matter of weeks, the Washington Nationals will open the 2015 season - our 10th Anniversary season - celebrating a Decade of Dreams in this community.
To many in this organization, it seems like just yesterday that Livan Hernandez was throwing the first pitch at RFK Stadium on a crisp April day in 2005.
But when we look back further at how far this team has come since the first turnstile flipped in 2005, it's safe to say that the Nationals have developed into a true championship-caliber organization - on the field and off - and the kind this city should be proud to call its own.
A large part of that is the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation and the wonderful work that wing of the organization is doing. In the last two years, construction was completed on two of the Dream Foundations' cornerstone programs: the Washington Nationals Diabetes Care Complex at Children's National Medical Center, a state-of-the-art facility that cares for thousands of children with diabetes opened in 2013; and the amazing Nationals Youth Baseball Academy, which opened last year to provide academic, athletic and nutritional programming for children in Wards 7 and 8 year-round. The Dream Foundation will continue to support these landmark initiatives in addition to our third cornerstone, an ongoing granting program which has provided resources to dozens of projects that serve children and families.
With the team's assistance and the generosity of our fans, the Dream Foundation has impacted the lives of countless children in this Decade of Dreams. We invite you to celebrate 10 years of achievement, and to help us plan for a hundred more at Dream Gala 2015. The event is the Foundation's signature fundraiser - the only annual event that includes the entire Nationals active roster and front office executives - and has netted $3.7 million to date in support of its work in the community.
We are very happy to announce that the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC is again the presenting sponsor for this very special 10th Dream Gala on Saturday, June 6. The fun will begin with a cocktail reception and silent auction, followed by a seated dinner and program. Table sponsorships include a player at your table - so be sure to secure a sponsorship while they are available.
Join us to celebrate this decade, and hear about our exciting plans for the future.
|Date:||Saturday, June 6, 2015|
|Time:||6:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception|
8:00 p.m Seated Dinner Program
|Location:||Marriott Marquis Washington, DC, 901 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC|
|Parking:||Valet parking available at Marriott Marquis for $25 (mention Dream Gala to attendee)|
|Hotel:||Contact Marriott Reservations, 800.228.9290, by 5/15/15 to reserve a room at the special rate of $149 plus hotel fees. Reference Dream Gala 2015 and hotel location.|
|Contacts:||Email Gala2015@nationals.com or call 202.640.7124|