The Nationals had to cancel the player visit scheduled for May 19. Due to the weather, tonight's Nationals game was postponed until tomorrow afternoon, so all Nationals players have to report to the ballpark early in the morning.
The Nationals will see if they can schedule a visit for a later date.
Our Hit-A-Thon was a big success this year, and raised $45,320! This money will be used to build new batting cages and pay for field maintenance and equipment.
Thanks to our generous donors and our devoted volunteers for making this year’s event so successful!
The team and individual winners for all of this year’s prizes are listed below. (Note: Game tickets mentioned below are for the June 24, 1:30 game, Nationals vs. Phillies. The first 10,000 kids age 12 and under get a free Max Scherzer Eye Patch.)
Team Fundraising Awards Coach Herlands’ Majors team raised $2,762—more than any other team—and has won two tickets for each player to attend a Nationals game.
Coach Wishard’s AAA team raised $1,859 and won the drawing for two free Nationals tickets for every player. (Each team that raised $1,200 or more was entered automatically.)
Coach Dolan’s T-Ball Rookies team raised $885 and won the drawing for a free party at Diamond Heroes. (Each team that raised $500 or more was entered automatically.)
Individual Fundraising Awards Zander Greene was our biggest fundraiser, with $1,000 in pledges, and won six tickets to a Nationals game and a signed ball!
Reid Turner was a second largest fundraiser, with $620 in pledges, and won two tickets to a Nationals game and a signed ball!
The top fundraisers in each level won two tickets to a Nationals game:
Nicolas Candia AAA $440
Elijah Petty AA $410
Asher Sequeira A $300
Kieran Lawlor T-Ball Sluggers $485
Joshua Thompson T-Ball Rookies $304
Markus Miller won a free week of Baseball Camp at Diamond Heroes! (All players who raised $1 or more were entered automatically for this drawing.)
Individual HomeRun Derby Winners The following players hit the most home runs for their level and won two tickets to a Nationals game:
Maddox Shreve Majors 9 Flink Maco
Ezra Fine AAA 9 Lisa Clough
Teis Mydland AA 8 Grant Mydland
Jonah Molloy A 5 Patrick Mirza
Note: Kudos to Beck Cole at the A level who also hit 5 HR and is coached by Paul Gross! Jonah won the tiebreaker based on maximum exit velocity.