Nats support UNICEF efforts in Japan

Beginning on Thursday, the Nationals launched a “text to give” initiative to support UNICEF’s relief efforts after the recent earthquake in Japan. Fans can donate $10 by simply sending a texting JAPAN to 864233.

The Nationals will also sell special $10 tickets to both games this weekend and half of the ticket cost will be donated to UNICEF. Fans can purchase those tickets at

All proceeds will benefit UNICEF’s programs to help children recover from the disaster in Japan.

Before the first pitch, the team also honored Japan with a brief moment of silence.

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