Nationals Host Book Drive Benefitting Everybody Wins! DC
Team Unveils Educational Ballpark Tour For Young Fans

The Washington Nationals will host their inaugural book drive on Saturday, April 24 when the team faces the Los Angeles Dodgers at 1:05pm. Fans may donate new elementary level books at the Center Field Gate or at the community Desk, located behind Section 107, from gate opening through the bottom of the fourth inning.

All books collected will be donated to Everybody Wins! DC, a non-profit organization which promotes children’s literacy by pairing students with reading mentors. Nationals Front Office Employees participate in this program during their lunch hour with students at Amidon-Bowen Elementary School in support of the teams’ literacy efforts.

In conjunction with the book drive, the Nationals will debut a new ballpark feature, the educational tour, offering the team’s youngest fans the opportunity to receive a baseball-styled private lesson covering history, math, science and physics. The fun-filled tour is designed for children ages seven through 12 and provides a behind-the-scenes look at Nationals Park and the game. The tour teaches:
• The physics of pitching
• How to calculate batting averages, ERA’s, WHIP and fielding percentages
• What makes Nationals Park one of the greenest ballparks in America

WHEN: Saturday, April 24

Book Drive – Books will be collected when the Center Field Gate opens at 10:30am through the fourth inning.

Educational Tours are available upon appointment via e-mail at or
by calling (202) 640-7369.

WHERE: Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003