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Press Release

07/22/2009 4:07 PM ET
Nationals players to provide Washington-area children with an unforgettable day at the ballpark

WASHINGTON -- Prior to today’s game at Nationals Park in Washington, Nationals players Adam Dunn, John Lannan, Wil Nieves, Ron Villone, Josh Willingham and Jordan Zimmermann will provide everlasting memories to children from the Loudon Transitional Housing Program and Eastern Avenue Apartments, as the Major League Baseball Players Trust’s “Buses for Baseball” program motors into Washington.

Courtesy of the players’ charitable foundation, the children will receive round-trip transportation to the game, meet the players, and receive free tickets, food, beverages and souvenirs. “Buses for Baseball” will provide many of the children with their first chance to attend a Major League Baseball game.

This season, “Buses for Baseball,” a program administered by the Players Trust and underwritten by Majestic Athletic, a division of VF Imagewear, Inc., will provide transportation and personal greetings for more than 1,500 underprivileged children attending Major League Baseball games as invited guests of their big league heroes.

The Players Trust enjoys support from the Washington Nationals organization and First Student Transportation in providing this unique, up close and personal opportunity to share the thrill of Major League Baseball with those less fortunate.

To watch a brief video featuring the Buses for Baseball program, please visit the Players Trust Channel on YouTube at youtube.com/MLBPlayersTrust.