January 25, 2022

NATS: Halloween Costume Contest

Enter Teddy’s #PicOrTreat Halloween Costume Contest for a change to trick or treat with Racing President Teddy! Just post a photo of you and/or your kids in a Washington Nationals-themed costume to Instagram with the hashtag #PicOrTreat by Wednesday, October 23 to enter to win! The five finalists will be announced October 24. See Official Rules.

The fall weather is upon us now so this weekend is perfect timing for heading to a pumpkin patch and picking out the perfect pumpkin. Fans can even download the Nats stencils and show your Natitude by carving a Nats pumpkin! Be creative!


CAPS: Washington Capitals Fans Prepare to Rock the Red

Capitals fans at warmups (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Capitals fans at warmups (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

The first playoff home game is this Thursday, May 3 when the Washington Capitals host the New York Rangers at 7:30 p.m. However, fans will be “Rocking the Red” all week. Check out all of the festivities listed in the team’s press release below.

Caps Fans Prepare to Rock the Red in the Playoffs Powered by Constellation Energy
Beard-A-Thon, Viewing Parties, Contests and More to Kick off Postseason

ARLINGTON, Va. – During the 2013 Stanley Cup quarterfinal round between the Washington Capitals and New York Rangers, Capitals fans are invited to participate in several activities to kick off the postseason.

Game 1 will be played Thursday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m. at Verizon Center and available locally on Comcast SportsNet HD. All Capitals playoff games will also be broadcast on CBS Radio (WJFK 106.7 The Fan) and Hubbard Radio (WFED 1500) as well as on WashingtonCaps.com and on Caps Mobile apps.

Playoff activities include:

The Washington Capitals, alongside Constellation Energy and media partners 106.7 The Fan and Comcast SportsNet, encourage fans to participate in one of hockey’s most visible traditions – the playoff beard. Beard-A-Thon participants can invite family members, friends and business associates to pledge money for their playoff beard. Confirmed beard-growers include Capitals players Karl Alzner, Troy Brouwer, Mike Green, Matt Hendricks, Braden Holtby, Steve Oleksy, Mike Ribeiro and Aaron Volpatti. Also participating are Caps public address announcer Wes Johnson, 106.7 The Fan’s John “Cakes” Auville, Eric Bickel, Holden Kushner and Danny Rouhier. Money will be donated to Fuel Fund of Maryland for every day that a fan maintains his beard.

Fans who do not wish to or are unable to grow a playoff beard can participate by pledging a donation to their favorite Caps player, fan or media personality. For more information or to enroll in the Capitals’ Beard-A-Thon, log onto http://beardathon.com/capitals. The fan that raises the most money will win a Caps VIP Game Experience, which includes two tickets to a game during the 2013-14 season, a meet and greet with Capitals majority owner Ted Leonsis and an autographed jersey from the player of their choice. All donations for the Capitals’ Beard-A-Thon are tax deductible.

Official Caps Viewing Parties at Hard Times Café
Fans are invited to attend the Official Caps Viewing Parties for each of the road games during round one. Game 3 will be held at Hard Times Café Clarendon, Game 4 at Hard Times Café Manassas and if necessary Game 6 will be held at the Hard Times Café Fairfax location. Fans will have a chance to win premium Caps giveaways at official viewing parties.

School Playoff Pep Rallies
The Washington Capitals will host pep rallies at local schools during each round of the playoffs while school is in session. Principals, teachers and students are encouraged to get their schools involved by emailing or tweeting photos of their schools rocking the red to show their Caps spirit. The Capitals will select a winning school each round to receive a pep rally featuring five stations to get the students excited to Rock the Red during the playoffs. Each student will have the opportunity to make signs to support the Caps in the playoffs, play in a street hockey scrimmage, take a photo with Caps mascot Slapshot, shoot slapshots on the Slapshot inflatable and take part in a hockey equipment demonstration. All participants will leave the Pep Rally with a Caps playoff T-shirt. Entries must be received at @CapsCR on Twitter or CapsPepRally@washcaps.com from teachers and school administers by 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, to participate.

“How Are You Rocking the Red” Contest
If “Rocking the Red” is what you do best, now is your opportunity to enter the “How Are You Rocking the Red” contest. The Caps mascot Slapshot is encouraging fans to submit photos to his Facebook page showing their decorated house, office work space, cars, kids, pets and even themselves. Just log onto Facebook.com/CapsSlapshot and share your image with Slapshot.

Watch and Listen
Games 1, 3, 4 and 5 will be televised exclusively on Comcast SportsNet in the Washington/Baltimore region, while Game 2 will air nationally on NBC. Games 1, 3 and 4 will also be televised to a national audience outside of the Washington/Baltimore region by NBC Sports Network. Television information for Games 6 and 7 will be announced at a later time along with the U.S. national television information for Game 5.

Comcast SportsNet will produce Capitals Postgame Live following every Caps playoff game through all rounds, regardless of the network carrying the game. Comcast will also present Capitals Central before every first-round game that is scheduled on Comcast SportsNet.

Stay Connected
MonumentalNetwork.com is your playoff information hub. Get the latest news and video from team practices, pregame show, interviews, live postgame news conferences, expert analysis and that latest viewing parting locations, contests and more.

SERIES C TIME (ET) #3 Washington vs. #6 NY Rangers Networks
Thursday, May 2 7:30 p.m. NY Rangers at Washington CSN, NBC Sports Network, TSN
Saturday, May 4 12:30 p.m. NY Rangers at Washington NBC, TSN
Monday, May 6 7:30 p.m. Washington at NY Rangers CSN, NBC Sports Network, TSN
Wednesday, May 8 7:30 p.m. Washington at NY Rangers CSN, NBC Sports Network, TSN
*Friday, May 10 7:30 p.m. NY Rangers at Washington CSN, TSN
*Sunday, May 12 TBD Washington at NY Rangers TBD
*Monday, May 13 TBD NY Rangers at Washington TBD

NATS/CHIEFS: Syracuse Chiefs Game Program Cover Contest

Any artists or creative fans out there? Here is a chance to get your art featured on the game cover for the Washington Nationals triple-A affiliate.

Show off your artistic ability on the First Pitch Express

Syracuse, NY—-The Syracuse Chiefs, Triple-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals, invite fans to show off their artistic skills on the newest Chiefs publication, the First Pitch Express. The new 32-page, full-color program will be issued in five editions in 2013 feature stories about the Chiefs and their opponents for the upcoming series.

The Chiefs invite fans to submit their cover art to be used as the cover of the program. Submit an 8.5w x 5.5h photo, drawing, or graphic for the cover of The First Pitch Express that best represents the theme: This Is Your Town. This Is Your Team.

Submission deadline is the 15th prior to each month. Send entries electronically to: brandon@syracusechiefs.com.

NATS: “Bill and Teddy’s Executive Adventure

Racing Presidents started with a racewalk to Olympic music and then Tom started to sprint at the corner and others followed. Tom won. Phillies v. Nationals, July 31, 2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Racing Presidents started with a racewalk to Olympic music and then Tom started to sprint at the corner and others followed. Tom won. Phillies v. Nationals, July 31, 2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)



Fans can follow “Bill and Teddy’s Executive Adventure” throughout
Presidents Day weekend

For the first time ever, the Washington Nationals Racing Presidents – George, Tom, Abe, Teddy and the newest member, Bill – will celebrate Presidents Day from America’s definitive presidential landmark when they visit Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota.

To kick off the Bill-Teddy rivalry, the two Presidents will “race” from D.C. to Mount Rushmore beginning Friday, February 15 and join the other Racing Presidents at the monument on Presidents Day. Fans can cast their ballots for “Bill and Teddy’s Executive Adventure” on Twitter by using #VoteBill or #VoteTeddy to identify which of the two presidents they think should win. One randomly selected user of each hashtag will win a private mascot appearance with their respective Racing President. Official sweepstakes rules will be posted to the Nationals official Twitter account (@Nationals) when the contest launches on February 15.

All five of the Racing Presidents will celebrate Presidents Day at Mount Rushmore with the Black Hills, Badlands and Lakes Association. Bill and Teddy will be tweeting throughout their travels and fans are encouraged to track their adventures by following @NatsBigChief27 and @Teddy26Nats.

Due to the road trip, auditions for the 2013 Racing Presidents – which are traditionally held President’s Day weekend – will instead take place on Saturday, March 2. Fans with presidential aspirations have until Wednesday, February 20 to apply for the chance to fill the shoes of George, Tom, Abe, Teddy and Bill throughout the 2013 baseball season.

To be eligible, applicants must fulfill the following requirements:
– Measure between 5’7” and 6’6” in height
– Be at least 18 years old
– Be able to run from center field to home plate in 40 seconds (approximately 200 yards)
– Be able to wear a costume weighing approximately 45 lbs for several hours
– Be available for at least 35 Nationals home games

Racing hopefuls should submit their cover letter, resume and photo to Entertainment@nationals.com. Once these materials are received, applicants will be contacted and required to answer six mascot-related questions. Further details regarding the 2013 Racing Presidents auditions will be released in the coming weeks.

Developed in 2006, the Racing Presidents are 12-foot oversized mascots who race in the fourth inning GEICO Presidents Race during every Nationals home game. The popular figures can be seen promoting the team and its community efforts at Nationals Park and around the Washington region. For more information on the Racing Presidents, visit nationals.com/racing presidents.

NATS: Natitude Instagram Photo Contest

The Washington Nationals invite fans to display their Natitude by submitting photos on Instagram to win two tickets to Natsfest 2013.

There are three areas of criteria: Creativity/Originality (33%), Quality of photo (33%) and Relevance to contest theme (33%). Deadline is January 20, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Good luck.

See details and official rules for more information.

Fans under press box held up Teddy signs early in the game. - Last Game of Regular Season-Philadelphia Phillies v. Washington Nationals, October 3, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Fans under press box held up Teddy signs early in the game. – Last Game of Regular Season-Philadelphia Phillies v. Washington Nationals, October 3, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

CAPS: Washington Capitals Pumpkin Stencils and Contest

The fall weather is upon us now so it is perfect timing for heading to a pumpkin patch to pick out the perfect pumpkin. Fans can even download the Washington Capitals stencils and show your Caps pride by carving a Caps pumpkin! Be creative!

The Washington Capitals invite fans to tweet photos of the carved pumpkins to @washcaps with the hashtag #CapsOLantern for a chance to win a team-signed jersey from the 2011-12 season.

PDF of Caps stencil

PDF of Weagle stencil

PDF of Slapshot stencil

Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page


NATS: The Ryan Zimmerman Fan Challenge

Have you ever wanted to take on a pro athlete? Well, here is your chance. The Ryan Zimmerman Fan Challenge is here.

  • Create a video challenging Ryan to anything you’d like.
  • Upload your video using this entry form by May 31, 2012.
  • We’ll pick three finalists with Ryan for the public to vote on.
  • The public will vote on the final three videos from June 4-10, and whoever receives the most votes will be declared the winner and have the chance to challenge Ryan Zimmerman!

NATS/P-NATS: Play the Dating Game at Potomac Nationals

Date an Intern Night at the Pfitz on Thursday
Sign up to become one of our contestants!

If you’re single and looking for love, come to Pfitzner Stadium on Thursday, May 17th for Date an Intern Night. We will be playing “The Dating Game” throughout the contest with the Frederick Keys to see what lucky male or female will win an expenses paid date with one of our four interns.

Our four interns are: Brett (Groundskeeping), Dave (Picnic), Aaron (Promotions) and Kristen (Tickets). A photo of the four is attached.

To become one of our lucky contestants e-mail matchmaker Zach Prehn at ZPrehn@PotomacNationals.com. Please include a photo, a short bio of yourself and what intern of the four above you have the hots for. If selected, you will recieve two free tickets and concession vouchers to the Thursday contest which starts at 7:05 PM.

If you’d like to watch our dating game or go to any P-Nats home game, call us at 703-590-2311.

NATS/SENATORS: Win Lunch with Harrisburg Manager Matt LeCroy

Ever wanted to sit down with a former major leaguer and talk baseball? Especially one that is now a manager? Find out what goes on behind the scenes? Here’s your chance. Enter for a chance to have lunch with the Matt LeCroy, the Manager of the Harrisburg Senators, Double-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals.[Lunch date to be determined].

Like the Senators Facebook page and lick here to enter the Senators Lunch with the Manager Sweepstakes. No purchase is necessary. See official rules. Be sure to sign up soon as the sweepstakes ends May 11 at 11:59 p.m.

NATS: Vote for Favorite Nationals Pumpkin


Vote now for your chance to win an official game-worn Tyler Clippard Jersey!

Nationals fans always submit creative pumpkins. Nats resident pumpkin experts picked the top three entries that showed the “most Nationals spirit and originality.” Now, it’s your turn to vote for your favorite of the three.

The winning pumpkin entry, which is voted on by the fans, will receive a Washington Nationals 2011 game-used baseball.

Don’t delay, vote now and vote often — the polls close on Thursday, Nov. 3 at 2:00 p.m. ET.  See Official Rules for details.

The following are photos of the finalists from nationals.com. Click to enlarge:

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