Woodbridge, VA— The Potomac Nationals have teamed up with Trusted Choice® and Paul Teutul, Sr. of Orange County Choppers to benefit Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic via a special jersey auction on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at Pfitzner Stadium.
Paul Teutul, Sr., founder of OCC, will be on hand giving wish families in attendance and fans the experience of a lifetime.
"We are excited to be benefiting organization of this wonderful and fun community event," says Laura Caldwell, Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic President & CEO.
"The support of our organization, and the local children we serve, by Trusted Choice and the Potomac Nationals is heart-warming and will certainly have an impact on our mission to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions here in the Mid-Atlantic region."
A group of local wish kids will participate in an exclusive VIP session with the entire Potomac Nationals' clubhouse, and partake in a pre-game work out with the P-Nats that includes stretching, hitting, and fielding with Nationals players.
"We cannot be happier with what we feel will be an unbelievable day here at The Pfitz. P-Nats fans will get a great opportunity to see Paul Sr. and the Trusted Choice bike before the game, and also buy a one-of-a-kind player jersey while benefiting Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic. We can't wait for the event to get here and we are excited to bring smiles to the faces of all the Make-A-Wish kids," says Potomac Nationals Vice President/General Manager, Josh Olerud.
"Paul Sr." will meet and greet the Make-A-Wish group one-on-one, and the children will receive a surprise gift pack from the P-Nats.
Paul Sr. will take to the pitcher's mound to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the game starts.
During the ballgame, P-Nats players and coaching staff will wear Make-A-Wish/Trusted Choice® themed jerseys for this contest against the Frederick Keys (Baltimore Orioles) at 1:05 p.m. Gates to The Pfitz will open for this event at 12:00 p.m.
The Nationals will host a silent auction for these game used, autographed jerseys on the stadium concourse with 100% of all proceeds going to Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic, and one jersey will be signed by Paul Teutul, Sr., himself. Winners of these one-of-a-kind jerseys will have the opportunity to take a picture with P-Nats players and coaches after the game.
Additionally, there will be a 50/50 raffle for the Make-A-Wish Foundation that will also be matched dollar-for-dollar by Trusted Choice.
Trusted Choice® will match every dollar raised in the jersey auction and the raffle up to $7,500.
"We are honored to partner with Paul Teutul, Orange County Choppers and the Potomac Nationals to benefit our mutual adopted charitable organization, Make-A-Wish," says Robert Rusbuldt, Trusted Choice® President and Big "I" President & CEO.
"Independent agents are there to instill confidence and hope in their clients and customers, and that's what Make-A-Wish does. We are proud of what they do to help thousands of children and look forward to this event."
Throughout the game, the Make-A-Wish kids will have the opportunity to pose with the custom chopper made for Trusted Choice® that was featured in a 2012 Discovery Channel episode of American Chopper. The custom bike will also be on display for the P-Nats faithful to see.
Be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime event with P-Nats Baseball by purchasing your season tickets or mini plans now. For all your Nationals ticket needs, call the P-Nats Ticket Office at 703-590-2311. For more information on Potomac Nationals ticket options head to www.potomacnationals.com.
Known to the world as the massive and mustachioed father, in a sleeveless tee with tattooed biceps bulging, who owns a custom bike shop, thanks to Discovery Channel's hit reality series American Chopper, Paul Teutul, Sr. has been the forefront of Orange County Choppers for more than ten years. OCC originally started as a sideline to his steel manufacturing business, which was founded in the 1970's. Paul Sr. began building custom motorcycles on the side as a hobby and in 1999, he founded, the now world famous, Orange County Choppers.
Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true can have positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illnesses, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Founded in 1983, the Foundation has granted the wishes of over 7,600 children in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland and Northern Virginia. For additional information, please visit www.midatlantic.wish.org.
Trusted Choice® educates consumers about the benefits of using independent agents and brokers for their insurance needs: choice of companies, customized policies and advocacy support. Trusted Choice® is the consumer marketing identity for more than 22,000 independent insurance agencies and brokerage firms and 67 leading insurance companies. For more information, go to www.TrustedChoice.com.
Orange County Choppers builds custom motorcycles for regular riders as well as themed choppers for corporations and is featured on the popular television show, "American Chopper," which is on the Discovery Channel on Monday nights at 9 PM ET/PT. For more information, visit www.orangecountychoppers.com.
The Potomac Nationals Professional Baseball Club is the Class-A Advanced affiliate of the Washington Nationals and competes in the Carolina League. P-Nats 2013 season tickets and mini plans are on sale now. Renew your season tickets at Pfitzner Stadium for only $50 per seat. Sponsorship opportunities for the '13 season are now available. Plan your corporate outing now in preparation for next season as the P-Nats offer discounted group rates and all-inclusive picnic options. Visit the P-Nats online at www.potomacnationals.com or call the ticket office at 703-590-2311 for more!
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