The Potomac Nationals are thrilled to announce that on Sunday, January 29th, their 17th Annual Hot Stove Banquet is returning to the Hyatt Fairfax at Fair Lakes. Join the P-Nats for an evening of food, fun and camaraderie as the club heads down the home stretch of the offseason and looks toward Opening Day 2012.
Danny Rosenbaum, who has been named the 2011 Potomac Nationals Player of the Year, will be on hand to accept his award and greet fans. Rosenbaum, whose excellence earned him a promotion to AA for the last six weeks of the season, starred on the mound for Potomac in the 2011 campaign. The lefthander posted a 2.59 ERA in 20 starts for Potomac; in 132 innings he struck out 108 and walked just 41.
Rosenbaum's signature moment came on June 4 in Wilmington: the southpaw out-dueled Noel Arguelles and tossed a complete-game shutout against the Blue Rocks. In nine innings, Rosenbaum allowed only three hits, struck out six and walked only one during the dominant outing.
In his final start with Potomac on July 31, Rosenbaum struck out 11 Frederick Keys over eight overpowering innings. He allowed just two hits in a 5-2 Nats win that offered a perfect exclamation point to Rosenbaum's Potomac career.
P-Nats fans will also have their first chance to meet the team's new manager, Brian Rupp. A special keynote speaker will be announced shortly to highlight a full program. In addition to a plated meal, the Nationals will host a cocktail hour and a silent auction to benefit S.P.A.R.K (Supporting Partnerships and Resources for Kids), formerly known as the Prince William County Public Schools Education Foundation.
Members of the Potomac Nationals' Booster Club can attend the Hot Stove Banquet for just $40; non-members will be admitted for $45. All children 12 and under can get in for just $20.
As part of their ongoing efforts to support education and the local community, the Nationals will contribute all proceeds from the silent auction to S.P.A.R.K. The auction will feature memorabilia from all sports and professional teams around the country, as well as signed Nationals memorabilia. The auction will also include vacation packages, the opportunity to be GM for a day at a P-Nats home game in 2012, and much more. The silent auction will run from 5:30 until 7:45, while the Dinner and Program get underway at 6:30. Cocktails will be served from 5:30 until 6:30.
Tickets can only be purchased prior to the event; no payments will be taken at the door. Call 703-590-2311, extension 212 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for one of the great days on the Potomac Nationals' 2012 calendar!
To view the official invitation,click here.
The Hyatt Fairfax at Fair Lakes has undergone major renovations and will host the P-Nats in one of their versatile ballrooms. Conveniently located off Route 66, this AAA Three Diamond hotel in Fairfax Virginia is located within minutes of premier shopping malls, major corporate offices, both Dulles and Reagan National airports, and the landmark sights of Washington DC.
Check back on the Nationals' website for an announcement of the Keynote Speaker and additional details for the Hot Stove Banquet.