Nationals to host inaugural book drive
The Nationals will host their inaugural book drive Saturday, when they face the Dodgers.
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 will 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 7 through 12 and provides a behind-the-scenes look at Nationals Park and the game.