A Worthy Follow, Friday

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As well-recognized celebrities, Major Leaguers are often approached with many different types of charitable opportunities. And while we have our very own charitable foundation here at the Nationalsthe Washington Nationals Dream Foundation – there are a number of opportunities outside the organization that our players are involved with. One such organization is Teammates for Kids, founded by country music singer Garth Brooks, which has raised over $80 million since 1999, donating 100% of the money to children in need.

A number of Nationals worked with Brooks and his group last season.

A number of Nationals worked with Brooks and his group last season.

On Friday, January 11 during the Winter 2013 Teammates Appreciation Event in Garth Brooks’ Nashville, TN barn, Teammates for Kids launched their twitter handle (@teammates4kids) with Garth Brooks pledging to donate $1 for each new follower through today, Friday 1/18.

Nationals players who were “teammates” last season included:

-       Tyler Clippard

-       Ross Detwiler

-       Gio Gonzalez

-       Adam LaRoche

-       Craig Stammen

-       Drew Storen

-       Ryan Zimmerman

-       Jordan Zimmermann

In addition to their generosity, each athlete who participates in the program has their contribution tripled by Teammates for Kids. So go ahead and knock out your good deed for the day – give Teammates for Kids a follow and help our players’ donations go even farther this year.

1 Comment

i luv the nationals! i have HUGE natitude!! i watched EVERY game that was televised on TV this past season and was thrilled at what i saw!! i am now, however, heartbroken at the trade of michael morse! he was one of the reasons, as a guy who batted in MANY runs, that the nats were winners!!! he was exciting/fun to watch as he came up to bat and, indeed, a thriller of a batter!! i think he deserves the “fruit of his labor” and should be ON the team to hopefully win THE series this year!!! well, i do love all the players and know they’re a GREAT team and i’ll be rooting this season! i wish michael all the best and MANY hits/home runs with the mariners!!

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