Roy Patten, a senior at the Duke Ellington School of Arts whose mother is a breast cancer survivor, performs the National Anthem to open the National's Mother's Day matchup against the Marlins at National's Stadium.Photo by John E. de FreitasNationals Defeat Marlins in Home Series
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Washington Nationals Celebrate Mother’s Day
Activities Honor Mothers and Breast Cancer Survivors
The Washington Nationals celebrated Mother’s Day by painting the park pink in honor of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Sun., May 9 when the team hosted the Florida Marlins. In recognition of the sixth annual “Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer” initiative, Nationals players – including Adam Dunn and Ryan Zimmerman – played with pink bats, wore pink wristbands and donned uniforms with pink ribbons that are synonymous with breast cancer awareness.
The Marlins' Chris Coghlan (#8) is late getting into second base. The Nationals' Andy Kennedy fires off to first base after securing the out.Photo by John E. de Freitas
The Nationals' Josh Willingham slides into second base but wasn't in time to avoid the out by Marlins' left fielder Chris Coghlan.Photo by John E. de Freitas