Take Me Out to the Ball Game!August 31, 2011
Last Sunday, August 21st, Starlight Children’s Foundation™ MidAtlantic took 30 families to a Washington National’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies. Starlight families from Pennsylvania, Maryland, DC, and Virginia braved traffic, the August summer heat, and thunderstorms to come to the game. Starlight Phillies and Nationals fans traveled from all over the area to take advantage of this fun summer Great Escape™, the furthest family came from over 3 and a half hours away!
The baseball game was an exciting and much needed distraction for the Starlight families who came out to support their favorite teams. One family told Starlight, “Thanks so much for the tickets. Both of our boys enjoyed the game, despite the rain delays…Plus we sat right next another family who lives right in our town and it was good to chat with them as their daughter is going through similar challenges to our son. Thanks again for keeping smiles on their faces. ”
Even the slight delay due to lightening and rain did not deter the families from enjoying the close game with the Nationals taking the win in the tenth inning! Many thanks to Starlight MidAtlantic for organizing this special event and making the Sunday afternoon a memorable one for so many Starlight Families!
-Caitlin Delaney, Young Professionals Council Member