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Nationals in the Community

Courtesy of the Washington Nationals | 12/10/2009, 4:56 p.m.

Holiday Party

The Washington Nationals, in partnership with ESPN Zone, will host the fourth annual holiday party for 150 members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington (B&GCGW), aged five through 12, on Saturday, December 12.

Nationals Pitcher John Lannan and Outfielder Justin Maxwell will distribute age-appropriate gifts and Build-A-Bear €Screech€ plush toys to the children, courtesy of the Washington Nationals. ESPN Zone will donate food, beverages and game cards to the guests. ESPN Zone will open at 10:00am exclusively for the Nationals and B&GCGW.

U Street Parking has donated parking for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington€s buses and vans.

Refurbishing a Health Center

The Washington Nationals Dream Foundation continues its partnership with Rebuilding Together DC, as Nationals Front Office Employees will help with the refurbishment of Unity Health Care€s Southwest Health Center. Members of the team€s front office will donate their time and expertise on Thursday, December 10 and Friday, December 11.

They will be assisting with small repairs, installing built-in cabinets and shelving for a more functional use of space, and creating a children€s reading corner in the center€s waiting area. Volunteers will also paint waiting rooms, hallways, labs and conference rooms €" brightening up the Center€s rooms for the 150 patients who visit it daily.

Nationals Mascot €Screech€ and the Natmobile will visit the Center on Friday from
Noon until 1:00pm and Nationals partners Five Guys Burgers and Fries and Hard Times Cafe will provide lunch for the volunteers.

Unity Health Care provides Washington, DC residents with quality health care regardless of their ability to pay. The Southwest Health Center is located just a few blocks from Nationals Park, and offers primary medical care, as well as specialty care, health education, laboratory services and social services to their patients.