Washington Nationals Baseball and the Racing Presidents

Written by: Lynn Young, President General
June 5, 2015

I am excited to tell you about a special opportunity for members planning to be at Congress later this month! As they say, baseball is America’s pastime, so we have arranged a fun extra-curricular activity for members to participate in during the week of Congress. DAR has worked with the Washington Nationals to secure a section of discounted tickets for the baseball game on Tuesday, June 23 at 7:05 p.m.

Oftentimes I hear from members that during their Congress trips that don’t get to see much of D.C. A Washington Nationals baseball game is a fun, patriotic sporting event and a great way to get a taste of D.C. Feel free to invite HODAR’s and other friends and family members along to the game as well.

Use this link to purchase tickets and to be seated with the DAR member group: http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/MLBEventInfo?pid=7949512&agency=WSHNB2B69. The DAR group section will be on the lower level at the discounted price of $25 per ticket. Nationals Park is just a short Metro ride from the Grand Hyatt. Access to the Metro Center station is located inside the Grand Hyatt and Nationals Park is located at the Navy Yard Metro Stop on the Green Line.

The Washington Nationals mascots are the “Racing Presidents.” The Presidents include George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft. During each home game the Presidents run on the field and race toward the finish line. At the game on June 23, DAR member representatives will be assisting with the President’s Race by holding the finish line rope! I am thrilled for DAR to take part in this fun event. It may even interest spectators to learn more about DAR!

Additionally, during Celebrate America Night, Racing Presidents George and Tom will be joining us! They will be available to greet members and take photos at the beginning of the Congress event on Friday night!

For DAR members who are planning to be in DC later in the summer or for members who live in the local Metro D.C. area, the Washington Nationals are helping to celebrate our 125th anniversary by providing DAR members a promo code to purchase online discounted tickets for games through the remainder of the regular season beginning after June 24! The promo code is: DAR. To purchase discounted tickets follow the directions below:

  1. Visit www.nationals.com/tickets
  2. Browse the “Upcoming Home Games” on the right side, click “View More” to browse all games
  3. Select the game of your choice and click “Buy Tickets”
  4. Where it says “Have a coupon code?” enter ”DAR” and click “Apply”

If you have any questions about tickets, contact Washington Nationals representative Cole Miller at (202) 640-7050 or cole.miller@nationals.com

I hope those of you who are interested in attending will have a fun night of baseball – and maybe even recruit a few prospective members from any Nats fans you might meet at the game!

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