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The Washington Nationals 2011 Dream Gala
The Washington Nationals 2011 Dream Gala

On Saturday, June 18th we joined Outfielder Roger Bernadina, Shortstop Ian Desmond and many more at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center at National Harbor.

650 fans attended the Hollywood-themed Dream Gala.  They had the unique opportunity to mingle with Nationals players and coaches while enjoying a cocktail reception, silent and live auction, and dinner program. 

The Dream Gala has raised more than $two million for its three cornerstone programs: Youth Baseball Academy, Pediatric Diabetes Care Complex at Children’s National, and neighborhood initiatives to improve SE and SW DC. 

All proceeds benefitted the Nationals Dream Foundation, chaired by Marla Lerner Tanenbaum. Three weeks ago the Dream Foundation opened the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy which will create an enduring home for high-quality after-school and summer programs. The Academy's main purpose is to integrate baseball, academics, and the value of teamwork for DC neighborhoods east of the Anacostia River.