Washington Nationals Homestand Highlights vs. Toronto Blue Jays (June 1-3) & Chicago Cubs (June 4-7)

MONDAY, JUNE 1

U.S. Army Day Delivered by UPS: The second Branch Day of the 2015 season will honor members of the United States Army and the 240th celebration of the Army's birthday. The pregame ceremony will feature:

  • Performance by the Army Drill Team in center field before the game
  • U.S. Army band "Swamp Romp" will also perform at the Miller Lite Scoreboard Walk before the game
  • Game ball delivery by the LTG Joe Anderson, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Army for Operations, Plans and Mobilization
  • Ceremonial first pitch thrown by CSM Timothy Guden, Military District Washington
  • National Anthem performed by Army Chorus
  • Starting lineup tunnel featuring children of Army service members

$1 Dogs Presented by Hatfield: Fans will have the opportunity to purchase hot dogs for just $1 at all Nats Dogs stands and additional select locations until the start of the sixth inning. While supplies last, some restrictions apply.

TUESDAY, JUNE 2

Summer Reading: The Nationals will once again serve as the presenting sponsor of the D.C. Public Library Summer Reading program. To celebrate the start of the three month initiative, Drew Storen and Mayor Muriel Bowser will read to students from Walker-Jones Elementary School beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Northwest One Library located at 155 L St. N.W.

10-Year Tuesday Commemorative Coin: The first 10,000 fans to enter the ballpark through ALL GATES will receive a 10-Year Commemorative Coin. In honor of the 10-Year Anniversary, the Nationals' celebration will include monthly 10-Year Tuesdays, six designated games that will feature a collectible keepsake.

Jayson and Pals: Jayson Werth will host families from Shelter House, offering a brief reprieve from their difficult circumstances. Shelter House provides crisis intervention, safe housing and supportive services to promote self-sufficiency for homeless families and victims of domestic violence. Every month, Jayson will invite families to view on-field batting practice, participate in a private meet and greet, and provide them with tickets to the game and NatsBucks.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3

D.C. Public School Night at Nationals Park: The Nationals will welcome D.C. students, teachers and staff to celebrate D.C. Public School Night at Nationals Park. In addition to providing complimentary tickets, the team will recognize the various achievements of students and staff on the field during pregame ceremonies.

Pups in the Park #3: Nationals fans and their canine friends can enjoy the third of six games that make up the 2015 Pups in the Park series. All proceeds from dog tickets will benefit the Washington Humane Society. Fans and their pups will enjoy a designated Pup Zone in the Family Picnic Area featuring pet sitters and representatives from the Washington Humane Society and Fetch! Visit nationals.com/pups for additional information and tickets.

THURSDAY, JUNE 4

Ryan Zimmerman Bobblehead Presented by PNC Bank: As part of the celebration of the team's 10-Year Anniversary season, the first 25,000 fans to enter Nationals Park through ALL GATES will receive a Ryan Zimmerman bobblehead presented by PNC Bank. The bobblehead commemorates Zimmerman's walk-off home run in the first game played at Nationals Park, on March 30, 2008 against the Atlanta Braves. This is the second of five "Great Moments in Nationals History" bobbleheads that will be given away. Fans will also have the opportunity to receive an additional Ryan Zimmerman bobblehead with the purchase of a select Under Armour Tech Tee. This offer will only be available on Thursday at the new Nationals Team Store while supplies last. In addition, Ryan Zimmerman will host a group of families directly affected by Multiple Sclerosis before Thursday's game. The group will enjoy batting practice, a private meet and greet with Ryan and receive tickets to the game.

FRIDAY, JUNE 5

Ian's Academy All-Stars: Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond will invite a group of scholar-athletes from the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy - where Ian sits on the Board of Directors - to Nationals Park for an opportunity to enjoy a Nationals game. As part of this season-long program, the group will enjoy a private meet and greet with Ian, special batting practice viewing, and receive tickets to the game, as well as NatsBucks credit. For more information on the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy, visit nationalsacademy.org.

SATURDAY, JUNE 6

The Nationals will honor D-Day and World War II veterans during pregame ceremonies.

SUNDAY, JUNE 7

Pitch, Hit and Run: The MLB Pitch, Hit and Run (PHR) program provides children ages seven through 14 the opportunity to showcase their baseball talents in a free nationwide skills competition. The Nationals annual team competition will take place at Nationals Park beginning at 8:30 a.m. The top three competitors nationwide from each age group will advance to the National Finals, hosted during the 2015 All-Star Game.

Youth Baseball and Softball Day #2: The Nationals welcome all area teams and leagues to the second Youth Baseball and Softball Day of the year. All players and coaches are invited to participate in a pregame parade along the warning track and enjoy Kids Run the Bases following the game. Tickets can be purchased at nationals.com/groups.

Me and a Friend: In partnership with USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore and SAIC, this program recognizes the challenges that military children face as they regularly relocate due to their parents' military assignments. The Nationals provide tickets to children of active duty service members, giving them the opportunity to use the tickets to connect with peers and help make new friends. SAIC will host a pregame kid-friendly picnic party for USO children and their friends in the Family Picnic area behind Section 142.

Yoga in the Outfield: Calling all yogis, the Nationals are hosting their first ever Yoga in the Outfield! With a special ticket purchase, fans will receive a one-of-a-kind Nationals yoga mat and have the opportunity to participate in a 45-minute yoga class on the outfield grass led by Yoga instructors from VIDA Fitness following Sunday's game. The class will occur directly after Kids Run the Bases. For more information and tickets, visit nationals.com/yoga.

2015 MLB ALL-STAR GAME VOTING:

The 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot is officially open, and for the first time ever, it's online-only! Nationals fans can cast their votes by visiting nationals.com/vote. You can also receive the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game ballot by texting VOTE to 89269 or by visiting Section 109 on Friday and Saturday during the game to vote via iPads. Remember: vote early, vote often, vote Nats!

@NATIONALS SOCIAL

The Washington Nationals social media team will be on the ground capturing highlights throughout this homestand. Fans can join the conversation by using #InstaNats, or following the Nationals on Twitter (@Nationals), Instagram (Instagram.com/Nationals) and Facebook (Facebook.com/Nationals) for live, behind-the-scenes updates.

PARKING, SAFETY AND TRANSPORTATION

Visit nationals.com/waytogo for information on parking and additional routes to Nationals Park. To receive up-to-date WMATA service notifications on a mobile device, fans are encouraged to register for Alert DC at https://textalert.ema.dc.gov/.

Fans are encouraged to allow plenty of extra time when getting to their seat due to the MLB-mandated use of metal detectors. All guests must pass through a form of metal detection to enter the ballpark. Guests who don't wish to walk through a metal detector will have the option of being screened with a handheld metal detector. Fans traveling to the ballpark should be aware that there are numerous new construction projects underway in the surrounding area. To ensure safe crossings, please be mindful of signage and directions given by public safety officers.

For game tickets and more information, call 202.675.NATS(6287) or visit nationals.com/tickets.