Nationals return to Washington to conclude 2020 regular season with eight-game homestand

The Nationals return to D.C. to finish out the rest of the 2020 regular season with an eight-game homestand starting with a four-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies (September 21-23) and a four-game series against the New York Mets (September 24-27). Due to a previously postponed game against the Philadelphia Phillies, on Tuesday, September 22, there will be a shortened seven-inning doubleheader at Nats Park. Additionally, Saturday, September 26 vs. New York Mets will be an exclusive national broadcast on FOX with first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m. ET. The game will also be broadcast on 106.7 The Fan FM.

Monday, September 21 vs. Phillies -

o U.S. Army Day

o On Monday, the Nationals will be hosting a virtual U.S. Army Day as part of our Military Branch Days.

o Pre-game ceremonies include:

* National Anthem will be a pre-recorded performance by the United States Army Brass Quintet.

* First Pitch will be a pre-recorded video thrown by Command Sgt. Maj. Edwin T. Brooks, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), U.S. Army Military District of Washington.

* Play Ball! will be a pre-recorded video by Col. Patrick M. Roddy Jr., 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), U.S. Army Military District of Washington.

* God Bless America will be a pre-recorded video performed by Sergeant Major Bob McDonald, United States Army Chorus.

Tuesday, September 22 Doubleheader vs. Phillies -

o National Voter Registration Day

o The Nationals have always viewed Nationals Park as a civic asset and are excited to open our ballpark to serve as a Super Center voting location in the upcoming election.

o On Tuesday, we will be providing reminders throughout the day on our social channels and during the games to encourage fans to vote.

o First Pitch and Play Ball! will be pre-recorded videos from representatives of When We All Vote, a non-profit, nonpartisan organization that is on a mission to increase participation in every election and help close the race and age voting gap.

Wednesday, September 23 vs. Phillies -

o Fan Appreciation Day - Jr. Nats Kids Club

o During Wednesday’s game vs. Phillies, the Nationals are excited to kick off Fan Appreciation Month by celebrating our youngest fans with Jr. Nats Kids Club Day!

o First Pitch and Play Ball! will be pre-recorded videos from Jr. Nats Kids Club members.

o Throughout the game, several videos from Jr. Nats Kids Club members will play on the scoreboard.

o To learn more about the Jr. Nats Kids Club, please visit nationals.com/Kids.

Thursday, September 24 vs. Mets -

o Fan Appreciation Day - Nats Plus Members

o First Pitch and Play Ball! will be pre-recorded videos from Nats Plus Members.

o Videos will be played in the park and on Nationals social channels including special video messages from our most loyal fans to players thanking them for bringing baseball back this season and shout outs to their favorite players.

Friday, September 25 vs. Mets -

o Fan Appreciation Day - Youth Baseball Academy

o First Pitch and Play Ball! will be pre-recorded videos from the Nationals Youth Baseball Academy Scholar-Athletes.

Saturday, September 26 vs. Mets -

o Fan Appreciation Day - Nats Plus Members

o First Pitch and Play Ball! will be pre-recorded videos from Nats Plus Members.

o Videos will be played in the park and on Nationals social channels including special video messages from our most loyal fans to players thanking them for bringing baseball back this season and shouting out their favorite players.

Sunday, September 27 vs. Mets -

o Fan Appreciation Day - Nats Plus Members

o First Pitch and Play Ball! will be pre-recorded videos from Nats Plus Members.

o Videos will be played in the park and on Nationals social channels including special video messages from our most loyal fans to players thanking them for bringing baseball back this season and shouting out their favorite players.

o Jerseys Off Their Backs

o Returning for this season, Nationals Philanthropies is taking the fan favorite Jerseys Off Their Backs virtual!

o After the season wraps up, fans can bid on game-worn jerseys with all proceeds going to Nationals Philanthropies ongoing community work.

o Over the past 13 years, Jerseys Off Their Backs has raised nearly $270,000 to support Nationals Philanthropies.

o To learn more about Jerseys Off Their Backs and other ways to give, please visit nats4good.org.

Hispanic Heritage Month

o Throughout the month of September, the Nationals will continue to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

o This week, the Nationals will be sharing some videos highlighting a few of our Hispanic players talking about their heritage, favorite traditions, growing up playing baseball and more.

o The Nationals have shared a piece highlighting Aníbal Sánchez on our social channels and will share videos featuring Juan Soto and Asdrúbal Cabrera.

Nationals Philanthropies

o Fall Ball

o Nationals Philanthropies has begun its Fall Ball, a virtual celebration in lieu of the canceled Homecoming Gala.

o The online activation provides ways for all fans to celebrate our champions while supporting the community.

o A sweepstakes offers one lucky fan the chance to win a ball signed by members of the 2019 World Series Champion Washington Nationals.

o An online auction includes access to exclusive championships items and other memorabilia. Some of the highlighted memorabilia items include:

o A World Series ring just like those received by Nationals players.

o A jersey from Mark Lerner’s personal collection signed by members of the World Series championship roster.

o Max Scherzer’s World Series locker name plate, signed by the pitching ace.

o Proceeds from the Fall Ball fundraiser will support the work of Nationals Philanthropies to operate its signature program, the Youth Baseball Academy, and deliver community impact grants.

o If interested in bidding on any of the auction items or for more information, please visit nationals.com/FallBall. The Fall Ball runs through Wednesday, September 23.

o World Series Ring Sweepstakes

o As a reminder to fans, we are approaching our World Series Ring Sweepstakes deadline for fans to win a genuine 2019 World Series Ring through October 3.

o Fans are invited to visit natsringsweeps.com to make a $25 donation and enter for a chance to win!

Best Ballpark Bites Program

o We want to remind fans that this will be the last week for fans to take advantage of the Best Ballpark Bites program, the new home-based ballpark experience, featuring classic gameday meals delivered right to your door!

o Packages include classic gameday meal options, such as Nats Dogs and Cracker Jack, Old Hickory BBQ, District Wing, Veggie pack, and the Champions Pack.

o The Champions Pack includes 2019 World Series souvenir items and a few recipes straight from the Nationals Park kitchen including popcorn, lemonade, and ice cream.

o The pack includes a 2019 World Series Champs popcorn bucket, along with kernels, seasoning, and an instruction card along with two 2019 World Series Champs Mason Jars, and lemons, sugar, and fresh squeezed lemonade instruction card. To finish it off, the pack includes two Curly W plastic ice cream helmets and instructions to make your own ice cream!

o All packs serve 2-3 people and all deliveries are contactless.

o With every order purchased, fans will receive a 2020 Nationals-themed bobblehead.

o Fans will receive a Davey Martinez World Series Bobblehead, presented by GEICO, with every order.

o To place your order or to learn more visit nationals.tryhungry.com, call 1-888-8HUNGRY or email nats@tryhungry.com.