Wednesday August 3rd the team members from Clean and Sober streets went out to support the Washington Nationals in their game versus the Atlanta Braves. It was a cheerful, fun afternoon of team building as everyone got to know each other a little better between handfuls of popcorn. The rain didn’t dampen anyone’s spirit and the whole group celebrated by singing Take me Out to the Ball Game in honor of one member Charles King’s first baseball game. We were even featured on the jumbotron!
On May 31st, members and volunteers from all five of the BoMF DC teams gathered for a fun night at the Nationals Game. For some it was their first trip to a professional baseball game, and for others their first trip to the Nationals Stadium. Although it was a hot and muggy evening, everyone enjoyed watching the game, spending time with their teammates, and witnessing the Nationals beat the Phillies 10-2!
Dave W., Eric B., David C., Nick F., Marque E., Terrence E., Darius C., and volunteer Taishya represented the Clean and Sober Streets team. From the Blair House team, we had Chris G. and Alan S., with volunteers John Murray, Corey Murray, and core volunteer Allison Shade. Supporting the La Casa team, we had Bill P., Carlos M., James R., with volunteers Jonah Goodman, Carina Saunders, Devon O’Neil, and core volunteer Sally Clutche. Last but not least, from the N Street Village team, Caroline S. and team leader Lauren Gabler made it out to the game.
It was an amazing and inspiring night overall to see all the teammates and volunteers enjoying the game together.
For the month of Februay Deborah L. and Stephanie S. were selected as the residential and non-residential members of the month. Both come out with the group each morning with a positive attitude and warm hug for all of their teammates. Deborah joined BoMF in January but has already taken to the early mornings and running the neighborhood with the team well. Despite how much she’s already enjoyed the program, Deborah is quite happy to see the warmer temperatures come rolling in! Carol S., Rhonda A. and Shirley F. participated in the Skills to Succeed Seminar which includes resume prep and a mock interview workshop hosted by our Next Steps partner, Accenture. Also, Mary Virginia A. attended the Wachovia/Wells Fargo Financial Literacy class hosted by Mark. E.: Understanding Your Credit and Carol S. attended the introductory Financial Literacy Class. All of these classes are mandatory elements of the Next Steps phase of the BoMF program. Shirley F. got a job working for the the Washington Nationals! No, she’s not filling in for Steven Stasburg in case he hasn’t healed up in time for the season, she’ll be working with guests to help them enjoy their time at the park. Jackie W. graduated from Cataada House and is doing great in her recovery! On February 13th, three of our NSV members, Mary Virginia A., Carol S., and Rhonda A. were feeling the love with the other BoMF teams by completing the Valentine’s Day-themed Love the Run You’re With 5K hosted by our good friends at Pacers! This was the first race for Carol S.! Deborah L. and Carol U. were there with handmade signs to cheer on their fellow teammates!
The D.C. chapter had a great night at Nats Park on Wednesday September 22nd 2010.
The Washington Nationals invited the Back on My Feet D.C. chapter to watch the Nats take on the Houston Astros. Back on My Feet sold tickets to supporters, friends, and the D.C. community with a portion of each ticket going to benefit Back on My Feet.
Even with the disappointing news about the Nat’s young phenom pitcher, Steven Strasburg, being out for the coming season, the stadium was in high spirits for a the Friday evening game! Back On My Feet staffed the Community Desk inside the stadium to greet fans and to spread the word about BOMF.
The Washington Nationals (MLB) will host Back on My Feet night on Wednesday, September 22 as the Nats take on the Houston Astros at 7:05 p.m.
“The Nationals recognize the critical role Back on My Feet (BOMF) plays in the Washington, DC community and is happy to partner with them to help raise both funds and awareness for their worthy cause.”
The Nationals have reserved blocks of tickets in the LF Corner, Outfield Reserved and Outfield Gallery seating areas with $6 from every ticket purchased directly supporting Back on My Feet! Come out to the ballpark on September 22nd and join us in watching exciting baseball while supporting a great cause!
Can’t wait to see you at Nats Park for a great time!