The P-Nats Continue Their 40th Anniversary Celebration with 2005 Inaugural Potomac Nationals On-Field Jersey Auction With Appearance by 2005 P-Nats' Left-Handed Pitcher, Mike O'Connor on Bark in the Park/Health & Wellness/George Mason Patriots Pride Night/Wing Fling/Fireworks Friday, August 18th at The Pfitz!

The Potomac Nationals will flash back to 2005 on Friday, August 18th with On-Field Jerseys and an autograph meet-and-greet with former 2005 P-Nats' Pitcher Mike O'Connor

By Potomac Nationals | August 11, 2017 9:57 PM ET

Woodbridge, VA-The Potomac Nationals are excited to continue its 40th anniversary celebration of Potomac Baseball in 2017 with one final on-field, autographed jersey auction on another Flashback Friday at The Pfitz!

The P-Nats will wear their 2005 Potomac Nationals Inaugural Season Jerseys on Friday, August 18th against the Winston-Salem Dash (Chicago White Sox).

The inaugural season jerseys will be available for bidding as part of an on-field jersey auction sponsored by: Weber's Pet Supermarket and Merrick Pet Care. The auction will be open from gate opening (6:00pm) until the end of the 6th inning.

All winners receive their favorite player's autographed jersey with an on-field jersey presentation after the game. All proceeds from the auction will benefit Special Olympics Area 23 of the Rapphannock Region!

Former Washington Nationals' and 2005 P-Nats' LHP Mike O'Connor will also make an appearance at The Pfitz, signing autographs and throwing out a ceremonial first pitch.

O'Connor made 26 starts with the inaugural P-Nats posting an ERA of 3.54 with 158 strikeouts in 167.2 innings pitched. O'Connor went on to make his Major League debut with the Washington Nationals in 2006.

To keep with the 2005 theme, songs and information from that calendar year will be displayed on the outfield jumbo-tron video board. Fans will also receive an inaugural season program that will be passed out on the way into the ballpark complete with 2005 stats and information from the very first Nationals team!

Friday is also Health and Wellness Night at Pfitzner Stadium which is sponsored by: Mary Washington Healthcare. Fun facts about how to stay healthy will be put up on the outfield jumbo-tron video board. Mary Washington Healthcare will also have a table in the concourse area offering fans information on how to live healthy lifestyles.

Meanwhile, Friday, August 18th is Bark in the Park Night at Pfitzner Stadium. Fans are encouraged to bring their four-legged friends to the ballpark to enjoy some baseball and perhaps meet some new friends! Fans with dogs can also participate in the pre-game dog parade!

It's a jam packed night of fun for George Mason Patriots Pride Night in which any fan wearing George Mason University gear will be able to purchase a $5 grandstand ticket at the Extreme Custom Collision Ticket Office on the night of the game.

The P-Nats will host their final themed picnic of the season with Wing Fling! Local buffalo wing vendors will compete for the title of "Best Wings in Town." Fans are encouraged to spice up their night with some delectable, all-you-can-eat chicken wings! The Wing Fling picnic is a $10 add-on to any game ticket and the "Best Wings in Town Champion" will be crowned following a fan vote.

In addition, a Season Ticket Holder Exclusive Autograph Signing will take place on the field pre-game.

The night is complete with the final Fireworks Friday of 2017 sponsored by WTOP. Enjoy the best fireworks show in Northern Virginia!

After the fireworks, kids and dogs have the opportunity to run the bases thanks to Glory Days Grill!

From our humble beginnings in Fredericksburg, Virginia as an eight-room hospital to our modern not-for-profit regional system, Mary Washington Healthcare has seen enormous growth and development in the past 100 years.

Today, we are made up of two hospitals and 28 healthcare facilities and wellness services. Community leaders volunteer on our Board of Trustees in order to guide the continued growth and direction of our health care system.

Over the years, our mission to our community has remained the same: Mary Washington Healthcare exists to improve the health of the people in the communities we serve.

Weber's - Fairfax is located in the Kamp Washington area of the City of Fairfax. Of course, friendly pets on leash are always welcome at Weber's.   We host adoption days with the SPCA of Northern Virginia, Mutt Love, Lab Rescue of LRCP and GRREAT. In addition, we host two annual 3K Walks to benefit local organizations. 

At Merrick, we don't just make pet food. We make the Best Food Ever. For the Best Pet Ever. Yours. Merrick Pet Care's real, wholesome recipes use USDA-inspected deboned meat and fresh produce for industry-leading levels of protein, glucosamine and chondroitin. And we never import ingredients from China - all our food is handcrafted in our Hereford, Texas kitchen with ingredients from farmers we know and trust. Merrick Pet Care strives to make the best dog and cat food and treats. Because your best deserves our best.

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. 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 or call the Potomac Nationals Ticket office at 703-590-2311.

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