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Dream Gala 2009

As guests made their way through the charming "Nationals Arch" into the cocktail reception for Dream Gala 2009, they were greeted by none other than Racing Presidents Teddy and Abe. Fine food and drink as well as an engaging array of silent auction items awaited them. The gala, the annual primary fundraiser for the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation, was presented by the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. The Gaylord is the event's primary sponsor, and provided a lovely setting on the Potomac River.

The dinner program opened with Washington Youth Choir's stirring performance of the National Anthem, and the Nationals Baseball Club was introduced by Charlie Slowes and Dave Jageler. Masters of Ceremony Bob Carpenter and Rob Dibble kept the guests engaged and entertained throughout the evening. Highlights included remarks by Dream Foundation chair, Marla Tanenbaum; an informative video about Foundation projects; a spirited live auction; and lively music and dancing.

The joyful evening with the Washington Nationals raised over $400,000 for Dream Foundation projects and a good time was had by all!

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