Woodbridge, VA --- The Potomac Nationals are turning Military Appreciation Night into a "can't miss" event on Sunday, June 22nd. In addition to honoring all military members, along with appearances by former Redskin Dexter Manley and Congressman Rob Wittman, the P-Nats will hold a silent auction during the game with dozens of iconic baseball memorabilia items thanks to Reality Realty and Mammoth Global Partners.
The centerpiece of the items is a Stephen Strasburg autographed inaugural game ticket collage, which will be raffled off for free for all military attendees. Other coveted items available for bid by the general public will be a Cal Ripken Jr. autographed bat and a signed Willie Mays photo and baseball. All of the money raised in the auction will go to Arms Outstretched Ministries benefitting the wounded warriors of Bethesda and Belvoir.
A complete list of the items in the silent auction can be found below:
- Stephen Strasburg Autographed Inaugural Game Ticket Collage (to be raffled off for all military attendees)
- Cal Ripken Jr. Autographed Bat
- Willie Mays Autographed 16x20 Photo
- Willie Mays Autographed Baseball
- Stephen Strasburg Autographed 16x20 Photo
- Sports Illustrated Magazine Signed by Tom Seaver and Nolan Ryan
- Cachet Collage Signed by Cal Ripken Jr. and Cal Ripken Sr.
- Orioles "Golden Boys" Photo signed by Cal Ripken Jr., Jim Palmer, Bobby Grich, Davy Johnson, Brooks Robinson, Paul Blair and Roberto Alomar
- Replica Redskins Helmet Signed by Doug Williams
- Alfred Morris Autographed 16x20 Photo
- Michael Oher Autographed Football
- Joe Theismann Autographed 8x10 Photo
- Frank Robinson Autographed Baseball
- Duke Snider Autographed Baseball
- Whitey Ford Autographed Baseball
- Eddie Murray Autographed Baseball
- Jim Palmer Autographed Baseball
- Cal Ripken Jr. "Ironman" Giclee
- Manny Machado Autographed Baseball
Pregame festivities will feature player autographs in the concourse and a pre-game ceremony for military persons in attendance. Post game will feature Sunday staples with fireworks and kids run the bases presented by Glory Days Grill. First pitch is set for 6:05 ET against the Salem Red Sox.
The Potomac Nationals of the Carolina League play at Pfitzner Stadium in Woodbridge, Virginia, and are the Class-A Advanced affiliate of the Washington Nationals. The Potomac Nationals have claimed four Carolina League Championship titles (1982, 1989, 2008, and 2010) and eight division championships. Most recently, the P-Nats earned a 2013 Carolina League Northern Division pennant. P-Nats 2014 season tickets and mini plans are now on sale. Sponsorship opportunities for the 2014 season and beyond are available. Plan your corporate outing now for the 2014 season to see the future stars of the Washington Nationals at The Pfitz 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 Potomac Nationals Ticket Office at 703-590-2311 for more information!
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