Washington Nationals Dream Foundation Hosts NatsTown Green-Up

The Washington Nationals Dream Foundation is once again teaming up with the Earth Conservation Corps to host the second annual NatsTown Green-up, which gives area residents and local businesses the opportunity to make a difference by beautifying the neighborhood surrounding Nationals Park.

Three locations have been selected to benefit from this year’s Green-Up:

· Matthew Henson Center, 2000 Half Street, SW

· 1st and Q Streets, SW and surrounding blocks

· 3rd and I Streets, SW at the park adjacent to the library

More than 100 volunteers from the Washington Nationals front office, Alion Science & Technology and various military branches and federal agencies will take part in the four-hour event. Nationals Pitchers *Tyler Clippard and *Craig Stammen will also join volunteers for a portion of the morning’s clean-up.

A variety of Nationals sponsors are contributing to the effort as well. Volunteers will meet at the Matthew Henson Center at 8:00am where they can enjoy coffee provided by Mayorga as they receive the day’s assignments. Additionally, True Value has donated tools and supplies for use at each location, while Waste Management will remove trash collected at each site later in the day. Following the morning’s activities the group will head to Nationals Park where they will enjoy lunch provided by Hard Times Café.

Each volunteer will receive a commemorative Green-Up t-shirt, courtesy of Waste Management, as well as two tickets to Sunday’s Dream Foundation Day at Nationals Park when the team hosts the Philadelphia Phillies at 1:35pm. The volunteers will also be recognized for their work during a pregame ceremony.

GREEN-UP SCHEDULE - Friday, July 30 from 8am to 2pm

8:00am: Welcome and orientation at the Matthew Henson Center

8:45am - Noon: Volunteer opportunities throughout the neighborhood surrounding Nationals Park

12:30pm - 2:00pm: Lunch at Nationals Park

*Players are subject to change