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Davey Johnson To Return As Nationals Manager in 2012

Davey Johnson To Return As Nationals Manager in 2012

 

Mike Rizzo, the Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager of The Washington Nationals, has announced that Davey Johnson will return as the club's manager in 2012.

 

Grass Fields Remain Closed Due to Recent Rain

 

From DPR:

The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) has announced that due to recent rain, DPR grass fields will be closed Friday, October 14, 2011 for the safety of DPR customers. Poor field conditions can pose a hazard to participants and damage the playing surface, thereby making the field unusable over time. 

All artificial turf fields will remain open and playable at the discretion of the game officials. 

 

Capitol Hill Middle School Gets HUGE Gift

Capitol Hill Middle School Gets HUGE Gift

From here on out, the students at Stuart-Hobson Middle School at 410 E Street NE, D.C. will get to play like never before.  Today the Capitol Hill area school unveils its brand new 13,200 square foot turf field, a donated gift from the Synthetic Turf Council.

“We are committed to community wellness and environmental responsibility through the use of synthetic turf,” noted Rick Doyle, President of the Synthetic Turf Council, a non-profit trade association based in Atlanta.  “Representing the first collaboration of this magnitude in the synthetic turf industry, our members enthusiastically came together to build a field that increases opportunities for Stuart-Hobson students to be active and play outside.”

Grass Fields Closed Due to Recent Rain

 

This notice comes to us from DPR:

The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) has announced that due to recent rain, DPR grass fields will be closed Saturday, October 1, 2011 for the safety of DPR customers. Poor field conditions can pose a hazard to participants and damage the playing surface, thereby making the field unusable over time. 

All artificial turf fields will remain open and playable at the discretion of the game officials. 

For more information call the DPR Weather Hotline, (202) 671-0331, follow us on Twitter, @DCDPR, or visit the DPR athletic fields information page

Events DC launches RFK Stadium 50th Anniversary Celebration

Events DC launches RFK Stadium 50th Anniversary Celebration

 

Events DC announced yesterday the launch of the celebration commemorating the 50th anniversary of the District’s revered Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium. The RFK Stadium 50th Anniversary Celebration is a tribute to the 50 years of sports, entertainment and special events at the Stadium through a combination of interactive programs and community events that will take place through 2011.

Ryan Zimmerman To Welcome Youth Baseball Clinic At Nationals Park

Ryan Zimmerman To Welcome Youth Baseball Clinic At Nationals Park

 

This event comes to us from Susan Hendrick:

To coincide with National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, The Coca-Cola Company and the Washington Nationals have teamed up for the second consecutive year to promote “Live Positively: Get the Ball Rolling.” The initiative is designed to educate local youth about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle through proper exercise and nutrition.

Washington Nationals Host 2011 Picnic in the Park

Washington Nationals Host 2011 Picnic in the Park

 

This event comes to us from Alexandra Schauffler:

The Washington Nationals will welcome Season Ticket Holders out on Saturday, September 17 for Picnic in the Park, the annual celebration that gives the team’s most devoted fans insider access to Nationals Park. This year’s fun-filled event will be held from noon to 4:00 p.m. before the Nationals face the Florida Marlins at 7:05 p.m.