Nationals Join MBL, Players for 'Keep Dad in Game' Campaign

John E. DeFreitas | 6/21/2012, 2:46 p.m.

The Nationals and Major League Baseball have joined with the Major League Baseball Players' Association and the Prostate Cancer Foundation to "Keep Dad in the Game" by dedicating Father's Day to the fight against prostate cancer. Players, umpires, coaches and on-field personnel have been asked to wear blue ribbons in support of prostate cancer awareness.

In addition, money will be donated to the Prostate Cancer Foundation for each home run hit during the Sunday, June 17 game as part of the annual "Home Run Challenge." In this photo, members of the Prostate Cancer Foundation display their "Keep Dad in the Game" banner prior to the Nationals vs. New York Yankees game on Saturday, June 16 at Nationals Park in Southeast.