MYSTICS TO PLAY CHICAGO IN PRESEASON GAME
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Mystics will face the Chicago Sky in a preseason game to be played on Tuesday, May 13, at 7 pm on the campus of the University of Delaware. The team will organize a bus trip to give Mystics fans the chance to attend the game.
For more information on the Mystics’ trip to Delaware, please call 1-877-DC-HOOP-1. Tickets will go on sale on Monday, March 3, by calling 1-800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.
The Washington Mystics will tip off the 2014 season at home against the defending WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx on Friday, May 16, at 7 pm.
Club Scarlet will be hosting a brunch on Sunday, March 2, at Clyde’s of Gallery Place from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. before the Capitals take on the Philadelphia Flyers. Tickets are $20 and include a delicious brunch buffet, plus a drink ticket valid for one mimosa (does not include game ticket). There will also be a cash bar available for other beverage purposes. This event is all-ages.
Club Scarlet Breakfast Buffet Menu:
• French Toast
• Seasonal Quiche
• Seasonal Fruit
• Scrambled Eggs
• Brunch Potatoes
• Bagels (smoked salmon, capers & chive cream cheese, classic cream cheese)
• Homemade Croissants & Coffee Cake
• Includes freshly brewed coffee, hot tea, iced tea, and orange juice
Check-in begins at 10:15 a.m. Club Scarlet will be raffling off some great autographed Caps items, including a pair of tickets to the game that day! Come and mingle with other Scarlet members before heading over to Verizon Center or stick around to watch the game at Clyde’s!
Click here to purchase tickets* (promo code: BRUNCH). A confirmation email with additional details will be sent the week of the event. Tickets are expected to sell out, so buy yours today!
Clyde’s of Gallery Place
707 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
* Please note that brunch tickets do not include a ticket to the Caps game.
Syracuse Chiefs Rename Stadium Horse
Horse finds new home atop stadium gates
Syracuse, NY – The Syracuse Chiefs, Triple-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals, are proud to announce that as of today, the horse outside NBT Bank Stadium shall be known as Homer. The name was selected as the winner in the organization’s “Rename the Horse” contest.
The name “Homer” was submitted by Chiefs fan Jay Bauer. He will receive a Chiefs sweatshirt and baseball hat as winner of the contest. “Homer” was part of a list of over 200 names submitted by Chiefs fans who submitted their ideas on the Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The new name was ultimately chosen by artist Lisa Mattes who originally painted the fiberglass horse.
“There were so many good ideas,” said Mattes. “I laid awake at night thinking of what the name should be.”
“Homer”, formerly known was “Sportee”, is now perched atop the front gates of the stadium, welcoming fans to the ballpark. He was originally created in the early 2000s as part of the Syracuse’s Horses on Parade program, where he then found a home with the Syracuse Chiefs.
A few years ago, “Sportee” vanished and was not seen again until November 2013, when he reappeared atop the gates of the stadium. With a new home, new friends, and a new season, the horse deserved a new name.
“This is the year of the new Syracuse Chiefs, while we are proud of our past it is exciting to let the fans have a little fun as we continue on into our future,” said Jason Smorol, General Manager of the Syracuse Chiefs.
Make sure you stop by NBT Bank Stadium to see “Homer” in 2014. It’s a brand new ballgame!
MYSTICS ANNOUNCE 2014 SCHEDULE
Washington, D.C. –The WNBA announced today that the Washington Mystics will tip off the 2014 season at home against the defending WNBA champions Minnesota Lynx on Friday, May 16, at 7 pm. It will be the eighth time in the franchise’s 17-year history that they will host their season opener at home.
Following their home opener, the Mystics will travel to Indiana to face the Fever on May 23 and will return home for contests against the Seattle Storm, New York Liberty and Los Angeles Sparks
“We have our work cut out for us, but I am excited to see what is in store and looking forward to getting started with training camp in April,” said head coach & general manager Mike Thibault. “We have a difficult start to the season with the last two league champions, first at home against the Lynx and then on the road at Indiana, and some very tough stretches of road games in the middle of the season, but I know our team will be up for the challenge.”
This year, the Mystics will hold two camp day games for local children’s camps and groups. The first one will be on Wednesday, July 23, at 11:30 am against the Connecticut Sun and another on Wednesday, Aug. 13, against the Chicago Sky at 11:30 am.
The team’s west coast swing will be in July with stops in Tulsa (July 12), Phoenix (July 15) and Los Angeles (July 17). The Mystics will play 12 of their 17 regular season homes games on the weekend. All weekday (with the exception of the camp days) and Saturday home games will tip off at 7:00 p.m. Sunday home games will start at 4:00 pm.
In 2013, Thibault led the Mystics back to the playoffs for the first time since the 2010 season. He also became the WNBA’s winningest coach following the Mystics’ 62-59 win over the Seattle Storm on July 6 and earned WNBA Coach of the Year honors.
The WNBA’s Washington Mystics are owned and operated by Monumental Sports & Entertainment, which is one of the largest integrated sports and entertainment companies in the country with one of the most diverse partnership groups in all of sports. The group also owns and operates the NBA’s Washington Wizards, the NHL’s Washington Capitals and Verizon Center – the premier sports and entertainment venue in Washington, D.C. Monumental Sports & Entertainment also oversees the management of Kettler Capitals Iceplex, the state-of-the-art training facility for the Capitals, and George Mason University’s Patriot Center.
The following is a complete listing of the Mystics 2014 schedule. Home games are in BOLD. All times are listed as Eastern Daylight Time.
2014 Washington Mystics Schedule
DATE OPPONENT TIME TV
May Fri. 16 Minnesota 7:00 pm
Fri. 23 AT Indiana 7:00 pm
Sat. 24 Seattle 7:00 pm
Fri. 30 New York 7:00 pm
Jun. Sun. 1 Los Angeles 4:00 pm
Thu. 5 AT Connecticut 7:00 pm
Fri. 6 Indiana 7:00 pm
Sun. 8 AT New York 3:00 pm
Tue. 10 Phoenix 7:00 pm
Fri. 13 Chicago 7:00 pm
Sun. 15 Atlanta 4:00 pm
Wed. 18 AT Atlanta 12:00 pm
Fri. 20 AT Minnesota 7:00 pm
Sun. 22 AT Seattle 6:00 pm
Tue. 24 AT San Antonio 11:30 am
Fri. 27 Connecticut 7:00 pm
Sun. 29 San Antonio 4:00 pm
Jul. Wed. 2 Indiana 7:00 pm
Sat. 5 AT Atlanta 7:00 pm
Wed. 9 AT Chicago 11:30 am
Sat. 12 AT Tulsa 7:00 pm
Tue. 15 AT Phoenix 7:00 pm ESPN2
Thu. 17 AT Los Angeles 7:30 pm
Wed. 23 Connecticut 11:30 am
Fri. 25 Tulsa 7:00 pm
Sun. 27 Atlanta 4:00 pm
Tue. 29 AT New York 7:00 pm
Aug. Sun. 3 AT Chicago 5:00 pm
Tue. 5 New York 7:00 pm
Fri. 8 AT Indiana 7:00 pm
Sun. 10 AT Connecticut 1:00 pm
Wed. 13 Chicago 11:30 am
Fri. 15 AT Connecticut 7:00 pm
Sat. 16 New York 7:00 pm
MSE Foundation and Washington Capitals Launch Courage Caps, Presented by Telos Corporation, to Support TAPS
ARLINGTON, Va. – Courage Caps, Washington Capitals team-issued branded hats and T-shirts, will go on sale beginning Tuesday, Feb. 4, MSE Foundation and the Washington Capitals announced today. This season Courage Caps are sponsored by Telos Corporation, and 100% of the proceeds will benefit Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS).
TAPS is a nonprofit organization that provides comfort and care for anyone who is grieving the death of someone who died while serving in the military. Funds raised will provide peer-based emotional support, regional seminars for adults, Good Grief Camps for children, case work assistance, grief and trauma resources and a 24/7 resource and information helpline for bereaved military families.
Courage Caps and T-shirts, presented by Telos Corporation, will be sold for $20 online at WashingtonCaps.com, at the Washington Capitals Team Store at Kettler Capitals Iceplex and at the Team Store and at stands throughout Verizon Center during Capitals home games. There will also be a limited number of autographed Courage Caps and T-shirts available for sale at WashingtonCaps.com and at the MSE Foundation table located behind section 104 on the main concourse at Verizon Center.
Since the program launched during the 2007-08 season, the Courage Caps campaign has set a new record each year, donating a total of nearly $350,000 to charity through the sale of 12,000 Courage Caps in six years and more than 5,000 T-shirts in four years.
For $50 fans can purchase a Courage Cap or T-shirt signed by Nicklas Backstrom, John Carlson, Mike Green, Braden Holtby, Alex Ovechkin or Tom Wilson; for $40 fans can purchase a Courage Cap or T-shirt signed by any other individual Capitals player. Fans will be able to order hats or T-shirts signed by any rostered player online.
A select number of autographed hats and T-shirts will be on sale at the MSE Foundation table at section 104 on the main concourse at Verizon Center. When the Capitals host the New York Islanders on Feb. 4, fans may purchase hats and T-shirts signed by Nicklas Backstrom, John Carlson, Mike Green, Braden Holtby, Alex Ovechkin and Tom Wilson for $50 each and hats signed by Karl Alzner, Troy Brouwer, Jason Chimera, Mikhail Grabovski, Philipp Grubauer, Marcus Johansson, Brooks Laich and Joel Ward for $40 each.
To launch the 2013-14 campaign, Washington Capitals American-born players John Carlson, Connor Carrick and Jack Hillen will host more than 120 children and adults assisted by TAPS for a skating party at Kettler Capitals Iceplex on Monday, Feb. 3.
Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation
Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation supports the charitable efforts of the professional teams under its umbrella: the Washington Capitals, Mystics and Wizards. MSE Foundation is committed to the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and focuses on the following five pillars to maximize its impact on the community: education and scholarship, hunger and homelessness, military and veterans’ affairs, pediatric health and fitness and youth basketball and hockey.
Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors
TAPS is the national organization providing compassionate care for the families of America’s fallen military heroes. TAPS provides peer-based emotional support, grief and trauma resources, seminars for adults, good grief camps for children, case work assistance and a 24/7 resource helpline for all who have been affected by a death in the Armed Forces, regardless of the location of the death or the circumstances of the death. Services are provided free of charge. For more information about TAPS, visit www.taps.org or call the toll-free help line at 1.800.959.TAPS (8277).
Telos Corporation has provided innovative IT solutions and services to the federal government for more than 30 years, focusing since 1997 on cybersecurity. Telos solutions ensure that the government’s most security-conscious organizations comply with demanding federal and DoD information security mandates. Offerings include Xacta® IA Manager for enterprise IT security management, enterprise security consulting services, secure networks, secure enterprise messaging, and secure identity management solutions. Solutions are represented to the federal government on Telos’ GSA schedule. For more information, visit www.telos.com.
Singer/songwriter/composer Billy Joel will perform at Nationals Park in Washington, DC on Saturday, July 26, 2014. The performance marks Billy Joel’s first solo headlining appearance at the ballpark.
Billy Joel performed with Elton John during the inaugural concert at Nats Park on July 11, 2009. The process of turning a ballpark into a concert venue is interesting and we covered it on our previous site.
According to the team, American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning TUESDAY, JANUARY 28 at 10:00 AM through FRIDAY, JANUARY 31 at 10:00 PM.
JANUARY 30 will also mark the special pre-sale period for Nationals Season Plan Holders. Tickets will be available for purchase by the general public beginning 10:00 AM on SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1 via nationals.com/billyjoel.
POTOMAC NATIONALS UNVEIL 2014 PROMOTIONAL SCHEDULE
30th Anniversary of G. Richard Pfitzner Stadium to Feature
Most Entertaining Promo Slate in Franchise History
Woodbridge, VA—As the Potomac Nationals celebrate 30 seasons of baseball at G. Richard Pfitzner Stadium during the 2014 campaign, the P-Nats’ faithful will be treated to the most entertaining promotional schedule in the history of the franchise.
The Potomac Nationals are pleased to unveil an extremely potent promo slate that is underscored by a club-record 18 fireworks shows, 15 premium giveaways including the Jayson Werth “Wolf-A-rine” and the Werth Bobble Beard, as well as P-Nats bobbleheads of former first round draft picks, Bryce Harper and Anthony Rendon, five game used and autographed throwback jersey auctions, and a visit from the Cowboy Monkey Rodeo with Tim “Wild Thang” Lepard & Team Ghost Riders as seen on ESPN’s E:60 program.
The Cowboy Monkey Rodeo is an internationally recognized live animal entertainment act that features capuchin monkeys riding sheep dogs herding livestock. Lepard and Team Ghost Riders have performed at destinations around Minor League Baseball, and even at the home of the Super Bowl hopeful, Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
“We are extremely excited about the entertainment we are bringing to our fans this summer at The Pfitz. The fireworks, premium giveaways, celebrity appearances, and our stadium’s 30th anniversary tributes along with the always affordable ticket options and revamped concessions items will give everyone in the family a variety of reasons to be a part of P-Nats Baseball in 2014. Last season was the best in franchise history across the board, and we know this year will be even better. I can’t wait to see our fans on Opening Day come April 8th,” says Potomac Nationals Vice President/General Manager, Josh Olerud.
The quintet of throwback jerseys to be auctioned off will be replicas of uniform tops worn during the eras of the Prince William Pirates (1984-1986), Prince William Yankees (1987-1988), Prince William Cannons (1989-1998), Potomac Cannons (1999-2004), and the Potomac Nationals (2005-Present).
To highlight the bridge from The Pfitz to “The Show,” the club will be unveiling a Potomac Nationals Wall of Fame up the First Base Line along the Home Clubhouse to pay tribute to former P-Nats players who have graduated to the Washington Nationals.
In addition, a host of celebrity appearances featuring to be determined past and present stars from Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, and the National Hockey League are planned for the upcoming ‘14 slate.
The Potomac Nationals have confirmed these additional 2014 giveaway items:
-2014 and 2015 Magnet Schedules
-2013 P-Nats Player of the Year, Michael Taylor Jersey Pillow
-Bryce Harper P-Nats T-Shirt
-Poster Series featuring: Taylor Jordan (MLB Debut), Anthony Rendon (MLB Debut), Jayson Werth, Bryce Harper, and Ryan Zimmerman
-2014 Team Photo
-2014 Team Poster
-2014 Playoffs Rally Towels
Middle School Science Day with the Potomac Nationals is circled for Thursday, April 10th and first pitch is set for 10:35am.
The Nationals have also announced four Scout Nights in 2014 for area boy scouts to camp out on the Pfitzner Stadium diamond and enjoy a post-game screening of a baseball film while sleeping under the stars. Scout Nights will take place on Saturday, May 31st (6:35pm), Friday, June 13th (7:05pm), Saturday, July 26th (6:35pm), and Saturday, August 16th (6:35pm).
A pair of summer camp/day care games will be hosted on Wednesday, July 30th, and Thursday, August 7th with both contests beginning at 12:05pm.
Theme nights for the 2014 season include: Football Night, Hockey Night, Friday the 13th Night, Wing Fling, Man vs. Food II, Health and Wellness Night, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Food Truck Nights, Halfway to St. Patty’s Day, Bark in the Park Days, and many more!
Military Appreciation Night, a hallmark of the Potomac franchise, will honor the armed forces community in Northern Virginia on Sunday, June 22nd at 6:05pm.
The most exciting stretch of the 2014 season is Fourth of July Weekend from Friday, July 4th to Sunday, July 6th. P-Nats fans will be able to purchase “Food, Fireworks, & Fun” loaded tickets that include a pre-game picnic pass, a reserved ticket, and the biggest fireworks blast-off of the season.
A pair of Community Nights will don the 2014 schedule in which corporate partners distribute banks of complimentary tickets to their customers. Community Nights at The Pfitz are scheduled for Thursday, June 12th (7:05pm) and Thursday, July 17th. (7:05pm)
Also, the P-Nats will be keeping the tradition of the annual Guns vs. Hoses Charity Softball Game where members of the Prince William County Police Department battle against an area fire and rescue department.
The P-Nats’ 2014 weekly promotional schedule looks like this…
$1 General Admission Tickets and $1 Hot Dogs
2 Tickets, 2 Hot Dogs, & 2 Small Sodas for the Price of One
GA ticket with All-you-can-eat meal provided by local restaurants
Discounted Drink Specials
PREMIUM GIVEAWAY FRIDAYS:
GIVEAWAYS! GIVEAWAYS! GIVEAWAYS!
FIREWORKS! FIREWORKS! FIREWORKS!
Pre-game Player Autograph Station, Kids Run the Bases, Catch on the Field, and Fireworks Shows in Second Half of Season
Second half fireworks shows on Sundays will return in 2014 with all Sunday games after the Carolina League All-Star Break beginning at 6:05pm and to be followed by a fireworks extravaganza.
Kids will have the opportunity to run the bases after every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday game during the 2014 season.
New for 2014, the always-popular, Tennis Ball Toss will be running after all 70 games where fans will be able to purchase tennis balls during the game to throw onto the field post-game in order to unlock prizes from corporate sponsors of the Potomac Nationals.
More information on the 2014 Potomac Nationals Promotional Schedule will be available soon including dates, times, and specifics for all promotions.
Opening Day 2014 at Pfitzner Stadium is Tuesday, April 8th as the Nationals host the Lynchburg Hillcats (Atlanta Braves). First pitch is set for 7:05pm.
For Potomac Nationals 2014 season tickets, mini plans, group tickets, picnic outings, and corporate partnerships, call the Potomac Nationals Ticket Office at 703-590-2311 or head to www.potomacnationals.com for more information.
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. 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!
HAPPY 28th BIRTHDAY JACK HILLEN!
Washington Capitals Defenseman Jack Hillen #38 was born on 01/24/1986 in Minnetonka, Minnesota.
Jack Hillen sustained an injury during the Caps home opener when the Hillen was cleanly checked into the boards by Calgary Flames’ Lance Bouma. However, Hillen’s leg was was caught in an awkward position and fractured his tibial plateau forcing surgery. Hillen is out for four to six months.
Hope to see Hillen back on the ice soon.