Thursday evening, popular racing president Teddy Roosevelt and Washington Nationals mascot Screech were skating at the Georgetown waterfront as part of the Offseason on Ice event.
Since baseball was gone from DC for so long, Nationals General Manager Mike Rizzo said the team is trying to build a base of "life-long nationals fans," by courting young professionals.
Teddy and Screech attended the event Thursday and could be seen posing for photos and high-fiving skaters on the rink.
Nick's Riverside Grill hosted the first annual Young Benefactors Offseason on Ice event, which supports the Nationals Dream Foundation.
The foundation's primary beneficiaries are:
- The Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy — opening in 2013
- The Washington Nationals Pediatric Diabetes Care Complex at Children's National Medical Center — opening in 2013
- The Neighborhood Initiative — grants to effective local nonprofits
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