Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie… and Peace Corps!
By Erica Burman on Thursday, August 18th, 2011
Listen up, sports fans! What do these teams all have in common: New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Washington Mystics, Saint Paul Saints, Kane County Cougars and the Chicago Fire? They have all hosted Peace Corps over the last year to honor Peace Corps’ 50th anniversary! Now on deck: the Washington Nationals on Friday, September 23 versus the Atlanta Braves. And you are invited to join in the fun!
Peace Corps Night 2011 with the Nats is gearing up to be the best yet:
- Opening ceremony including serving and returned Peace Corps Volunteers carrying the flags of all 139 Peace Corps countries (Want to carry a flag on the field? See below.)
- First pitch by Director Aaron Williams (RPCV Dominican Republic)
- National anthem performed by an RPCV
- Peace Corps T-shirts shot by the ballpark cannon into the stands between innings
- Individuals and groups highlighted for their contributions to the community
- Discounted ticket prices in the sections reserved for the Peace Corps community
- Easy access to Nationals Stadium by metro
To help celebrate the 50th Anniversary together, we have requested sections 101 to 107 at reduced price of $16 per ticket. The individual tickets can be purchased here, and group ticket purchases should be addressed to Brian.Beck@nationals.com directly.
You should plan to be there by 6:30pm to enjoy all the Peace Corps celebrations with the parade of flags at 6:48pm and the first pitch by the Director of Peace Corps at 7:05pm.
Carry a flag
We are still looking for volunteers to carry a flag on the field during the opening ceremony. Peace Corps, NPCA and the RPCVs of Washington, DC are all taking applications to represent their Peace Corps country on the field! (We cannot guarantee that you will have your country of service flag, but we’ll do our best to match you.)
Questions on the flags? Contact Arnab Sinha at firstname.lastname@example.org.