A Different Kind Of Lombo Support
Nationals fans were introduced to Steve Lombardozzi in September of 2011, but they truly got to know the rookie as a clutch performer this last season. In 2012 he hit .305 with men on base, .327 with two outs, and a whopping .600 (!) with 12 of his 27 RBI coming with the bases loaded. Now, Lombardozzi and his father, Steve Sr., who hit .427 in leading the Minnesota Twins to the 1987 World Series Championship, are coming through for their neighbors in a time of need. The Lombardozzis are teaming up with the Nationals and JK Moving Services, the team’s Official Mover, to support relief and recovery efforts in the areas devastated by Superstorm Sandy and they are asking for your help as well.
Whether you live in D.C., Virginia, or Maryland, you are encouraged to bring whatever items you can to one of our drop-off locations this week. Locations include the Nationals Clubhouse Main Team Store at Nationals Park from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. through Friday (November 13-16). Nationals Clubhouse Team Stores at Tysons Corner Center and Dulles Town Center will also be accepting donations from 10:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. today through Saturday (November 13-17) and from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday (November 18). Plus, all those who donate items will receive 15% off their purchase on full price merchandise at any of the Nationals Clubhouse Team Store locations, a little gratitude from us for your NATITUDE.
The most-needed items at this time include the following:
– Canned foods including soups, stews, chili, tuna, peanut butter and canned milk (pop-top preferred, but please avoid glass containers)
– Bottled water – One liter or smaller bottles for easier transport
– Powdered milk, baby formula and bottles
– Personal care items including disposable diapers, soap, wipes, toilet paper, first aid kits and feminine products
– Household items including garbage bags, zip lock bags, paper plates and cups, plastic utensils, duct tape, matches, batteries, flashlights, disinfectant and cleaning materials
– Disposable charcoal grills and charcoal
– New blankets and sleeping bags
Items will also be collected at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Olney, Maryland, where Steve Sr. serves as Head Baseball Coach, in the front office and in the Kane Center Gym Lobby today through Sunday (November 13-18). The Lombardozzis and JK Moving Services will then deliver the collected items in a donated, 35-foot long JK truck to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey in Hillside, N.J. on Tuesday, November 20.
In addition to these efforts, MLB and MLBPA jointly contributed $1 million to organizations helping communities devastated by Superstorm Sandy. Additional information is available at mlb.com/sandyrelief.
Here are the full addresses and hours of operation for all drop-off locations:
Nationals Clubhouse Main Team Store
Nationals Park Center Field Gate at Half & N Streets, SE, Washington, DC
Tuesday, Nov. 13 to Friday, Nov. 16: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Nationals Clubhouse Team Stores – Tysons Corner Center & Dulles Town Center
1961 Chain Bridge Rd. Suite E-5U, Tysons Corner, VA & 21100 Dulles Town Circle, Suite 156 Dulles, VA
Tuesday, Nov. 13 to Saturday, Nov. 17: 10 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 18: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Our Lady of Good Counsel High School
17301 Old Vic Blvd., Olney, MD
Tuesday, Nov. 13 to Friday, Nov. 16: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. in Front Office; 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. in Kane Center Gym Lobby
Saturday, Nov. 17 & Sunday, Nov. 18: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in Gym Lobby