Ryan Zimmerman hasn’t stopped raising money to support research toward a cure for multiple sclerosis, and Monday’s 10th edition of “A Night at the Park,” his annual fundraiser, added approximately $300,000 in support.
The Nationals first baseman’s ziMS Foundation has been hard at work since 2006 in support of the 400,000 people affected by MS. Zimmerman’s mother, Cheryl, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2006, and he has made a concerted effort to raise both funds and awareness of the disease.
“A Night at the Park” is one of the ziMS Foundation’s signature events, attracting both fans, teammates and members of the D.C. community to Nationals Park on Monday for dinner and drinks, a fundraising silent auction and an intimate performance by country music star Chase Rice, whose hit single, “Eyes on You,” has topped the country charts for the past two weeks.
Since its inception, the ziMS Foundation has raised more than $3.5 million toward multiple sclerosis research, and “A Night at the Park,” an intersection of sports, music and philanthropy, has been a major source of revenue.
One for the books! Our 10th Annual @anightatthepark last night raised $300K! Thank you for your generous support! We had so much fun while fighting #MultipleSclerosis with you. #MS #fightMS #ANATP More photos to come. 📸 @paulkimphoto pic.twitter.com/ycKuQY5qOJ-- ziMS Foundation (@ziMSFoundation) May 14, 2019