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Potomac Nationals 22nd Annual Hot Stove Banquet & Silent Auction Set for Sunday, January 29th at Old Hickory Golf Club
Yearly Hallmark Off-Season Event to Kick Off P-Nats' 2017 Season; Keynote Speaker, Special Guests, & P-Nats Player of the Year to be Announced Soon
01/05/2017 1:05 PM ET

Woodbridge, VA---The Potomac Nationals are excited to announce details of the club's 22nd Annual Hot Stove Banquet and Silent Sports Memorabilia Auction.

The official start of The Red, White, & Blue's 2017 season will be held on Sunday, January 29th, 2017 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm at the Old Hickory Golf Club in Woodbridge, VA.

The marquee off-season event of the Potomac Nationals' off-season is open to the general public.

P-Nats fans, members of the booster club, official sponsors, group leaders, representatives of the Washington Nationals, and special guests of the P-Nats will spend the evening bantering about the upcoming 2017 baseball season for both the Potomac Nationals and the Washington Nationals.

Along with the off-season conversation, fans can enjoy great food and participate in a wide-ranging silent sports memorabilia auction to benefit S.P.A.R.K. (Supporting Partnerships and Resources for Kids), the Education Foundation for Prince William County Public Schools.

Past auctions have included items signed by stars of the Washington Nationals, including Bryce Harper, Jayson Werth, and Ryan Zimmerman.

On the 2017 silent auction slate, items donated from Major League Baseball (MLB), the National Football League (NFL), the National Basketball Association (NBA), the National Hockey League (NHL), as well as many other Minor League Baseball (MiLB) organizations will be on hand for bidding.

This year's banquet will include a cocktail hour from 5:30pm to 6:30pm, while the silent auction will run from 5:30pm to 7:45pm. A plated dinner and full program will run from 6:30pm to approximately 8:00pm.

The "Voice of the Potomac Nationals," and Director of Broadcasting & Media Relations, Mike Weisman, will serve as the emcee of the 2017 P-Nats Hot Stove Banquet and Silent Auction.

All fans in attendance will have the chance to hear from the program's keynote speaker and other special guests of the Potomac Nationals, all of whom will be announced closer to the date of the event.

In addition to a slate full of speakers, the P-Nats will also recognize the 2016 Potomac Nationals Player of the Year, Fan of the Year, and Employee of the Year. In addition, The P-Nats will honor Prince William County's 2016 Baseball and Softball Players of the Year.

The Hot Stove Banquet will also feature the announcement of the 2017 P-Nats Fans' Choice Bobblehead, which will be given away to the first 1,250 fans through the gates at Pfitzner Stadium on Saturday, August 26th. The 2017 P-Nats Fans' Choice Bobblehead is sponsored by Loyal Hygiene Solutions.

"The Potomac Baseball franchise has long embraced the spirit of the 'hot stove' season during the months spent waiting for baseball to return by hosting this fun evening of anticipation for the next chapter of P-Nats Baseball," said Potomac Nationals General Manager of Sales, Bryan Holland.

"The P-Nats' front office staff shares in the excitement expressed by our fans in advance of Opening Day 2017 at Pfitzner Stadium, and this trademark event is a tribute to the very special ambience we are planning at The Pfitz throughout our club's 40th anniversary season," said Holland.

Save the date, 1/29/17, to get the latest news and discuss the upcoming P-Nats season with members of the Potomac Baseball front office, special guests, and Nationals fans from all around the Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. region.

RSVPs for the Potomac Nationals' 22nd Annual Hot Stove Banquet and Silent Auction must be placed prior to the event, and tickets must be purchased by Monday, January 23rd, as no payment for banquet tickets will be accepted at the door.

To place an RSVP, please contact Potomac Nationals Business Operations Manager, Shawna Hooke, at 703-590-2311 ext. 212 or at shooke@potomacnationals.com.

Old Hickory Golf Club is located at 11921 Chanceford Dr. in Woodbridge, VA 22192.

Please call 703-590-2311 or visit potomacnationals.com for more details on the 2017 P-Nats Hot Stove Banquet and Silent Auction at Old Hickory Golf Club.

Old Hickory Golf Club is the premier upscale golf course, wedding, and banquet facility in the Northern Virginia area. The course at Old Hickory Golf Club was designed to fit its site with great precision. The Par-72, 7,077-yard championship layout is the work of architect Tim Freeland, who previously worked for the design firm of golf legend, Gary Player.

S.P.A.R.K.'s mission is to engage community partners to fund and promote initiatives that enhance educational excellence. Organizational priorities include: bolstering student achievement through the Innovative Grants program and other special projects, encouraging family involvement in education through the "SchoolFusion" online parent communication system, creating meaningful dialogue between the schools and the community, and uniting community resources to invest in public schools.

P-Nats' 2017 ticket plans are currently on sale. For more information or to purchase any of these plans, contact Potomac Nationals Director of Ticket Operations, Chris Bentivegna, by phone at 703-590-2311, ext. 225, or via e-mail at cbentivegna@potomacnationals.com.

For more information or to book a group outing for the 2017 P-Nats season, contact Potomac Nationals Group Sales Executive, Alec Manriquez, at 703-590-2311, ext. 221, or at amanriquez@potomacnationals.com.

The Potomac Nationals of the Carolina League play at Pfitzner Stadium in Woodbridge, Virginia, and are the Carolina League affiliate of the Washington Nationals. The Potomac Nationals have claimed five Carolina League Championship titles (1982, 1989, 2008, 2010, and 2014) and nine CL Northern Division Championships. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities for the 2017 season and beyond are available, as well as corporate outings for the 2017 season to watch the future stars of the Washington Nationals at The Pfitz. For more information on Potomac Nationals 2017 season tickets, mini plans, group outings, and picnic packages, visit the P-Nats online at www.potomacnationals.com or call the Potomac Nationals Ticket office at 703-590-2311.

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