The Washington Nationals and the Children's Inn at NIH Team-up to Strike Out Serious Illness
By JBrown@charities.org on April 23, 2012
The Washington Nationals are off to a great start this season and one of the reasons for their success is due to the strength of their pitching. The Nats number-one ranked hurlers lead the majors with 144 strikeouts. Now why is the number 144 so important? It's because each time a Washington National’s pitcher throws a strikeout during a home or away game, Washington Area Toyota Dealers will donate $37 to The Children’s Inn at NIH. So far this year Toyota has donated $5,328 to The Inn and that number will only rise like one of Stephen Strasburg's fastballs.
The K’s for Kids program benefits The Children’s Inn, a nonprofit “place like home” where families stay together while children participate in groundbreaking medical research at NIH, the world’s premier biomedical research center.
“This is a win for The Inn; we are very grateful to the Washington Area Toyota Dealers,” said CEO Kathy L. Russell.
“Nats games are a terrific outing for our families, who need a break from treatment and the tremendous strain of dealing with serious illness,” Russell said. “What better way than to see this year’s fastest-pitching starting lineup scoring for The Inn?”
The K’s for Kids Program is the perfect opportunity to promote healthy kids and baseball, said Tammy Darvish of the Washington Area Toyota Dealers Association. Toyota strives to be an active, positive influence in the DC community, and we are very pleased to have sparked a new relationship with The Children’s Inn at NIH. We are counting on the Nats’ pitchers to strike out a record number of batters with this great incentive.