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Offline tomterp

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Nats Gala - so who's going?
« Topic Start: February 23, 2007, 10:48:56 AM »
For the meager sum of $500, one can attend the Nationals Gala at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in DC, following the Orioles exhibition game on March 31.  For this you get coctail hour, dinner, and a seat at the kids table in the back. 

Folks who ante up for one, two, or three tables for 10, get significantly better benefits, including celebrity guests at each table, and a post-dinner VIP reception. 

So, any of you better connected table buyers out there have an opening at your table for one?

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Re: Nats Gala - so who's going?
« Reply #1: February 23, 2007, 11:10:20 AM »
Any idea where the money collected goes?

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Re: Nats Gala - so who's going?
« Reply #2: February 23, 2007, 01:56:39 PM »
 
Any idea where the money collected goes?

To the Nationals Foundation, which is intended to promote and support youth baseball, primarily in underserved areas such as DC proper.  And in truth, the state of baseball in the nations' capital is pathetic.  Aside from Johnnymop3's private school successes, the public schools give practically no money for baseball programs.  There was a story last year about how one high school team didn't even have baseballs or enough gloves, but got a gift of balls from Cal Ripken's foundation to get them through the season.  Anyway, I cannot attest to the efficiency or effectiveness of the foundation, but the cause seems worthy and consistent with growing the roots of the franchise deep into Washington.