August 12, 2022

Washington Nationals Ryan Zimmerman to be presented Lou Gehrig Memorial Award

Congratulations to Ryan Zimmerman on this prestigious award. Zimmerman has shown his commitment to multiple sclerosis awareness through his ziMS Foundation and recently hosted a successful Third Annual “A Night at the Park.” Hopefully the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award will draw more much needed attention to MS. Keep up the good work Zimmy.

Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman on stage at ziMS 3rd Annual “A Night at the Park” at Nationals Park, June 14, 2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Ryan Zimmerman to be presented with the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award

The Phi Delta Theta Fraternity will present Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman with the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award during the on-field pregame ceremonies before the Nationals play the Colorado Rockies on Friday, July 6.

This annual award is given to the MLB player who best exemplifies the philanthropic character of Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig off the field as well as his prowess on the field. Zimmerman is the first Gehrig Memorial Award winner in the history of the Nationals or Expos franchise. He joins a distinguished group of Lou Gehrig Memorial Award winners, including Albert Pujols, Derek Jeter and 22 Hall of Famers.

Ryan’s commitment to the community is best illustrated through his work with the ziMS Foundation, which aims to raise funds for multiple sclerosis awareness and programs that benefit those afflicted with MS. Ryan’s community outreach extends beyond his work with the ziMS Foundation, as he visits local children’s hospitals several times each season and takes part in various other charitable initiatives.

About Cheryl Nichols

Cheryl Nichols is a Columnist and Photographer for District Sports Page. She is credentialed to cover the Washington Capitals and has reported on the community service and fan events since 2006. Cheryl has been published in The Washington Post and many other local media. She was a credentialed photographer for the 2010 season covering the Washington Nationals. You can follow her on Twitter @cnichols14.

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