Flight 93 Partners With Potomac Nationals

Tuesday, March 1, 2011National Park Foundation

Woodbridge, VA - The Potomac Nationals are proud to announce a one-of-a-kind promotion for the 2011 season: the P-Nats will raffle off a brand new car to a lucky fan and donate the proceeds to the Flight 93 National Memorial. For just 25 dollars a ticket, fans can purchase an opportunity to win a brand new Subaru Impreza 2.5i, which will be given away on August 25th. The Nationals, in partnership with Beyer Subaru, are honored to support the Flight 93 National Memorial in the year we commemorate the tenth anniversary of a day that forever altered our history.

“This is our way of showing respect to all the families and friends affected by the tragic events on 9/11,” said Potomac Nationals General Manager Josh Olerud. “This will be a season long campaign that will not only send one lucky fan home with a brand new Subaru, but will also promote awareness for the Flight 93 National Memorial and raise a substantial sum to help their important mission.”

The Flight 93 National Memorial will permanently commemorate the extraordinary actions taken by ordinary citizens in the sky above Western Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001. This fall, on the tenth anniversary of their heroic sacrifice, the 40 heroes of Flight 93 will be honored during the dedication of the Memorial, located at the site where Flight 93 crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

“The Flight 93 National Memorial Campaign is pleased to work with the Potomac Nationals on this creative promotion,” said King Laughlin, Vice President for the Flight 93 National Memorial Campaign at the National Park Foundation. “Every one of us was in some way affected by the events of September 11, and this initiative is a wonderful way to honor 40 of the heroes of that day and help create a permanent memorial in tribute to them during the tenth anniversary year of the attacks of September 11, 2001.”

Raffle tickets will be sold at every P-Nats home game leading up to August 25th; the Nationals open their season Friday, April 8 against the Lynchburg Hillcats. The $25 raffle ticket price will include a chance to win the car and a ticket the to the August 25th ballgame. T

he promotion would not be possible without the generous support of Beyer Subaru, a proud partner of the 2011 Potomac Nationals. The brand new Impreza will be on location at Pfitzner Stadium throughout the season; Beyer Subaru is the Washington DC metro area’s premier Subaru dealer. Subaru is the leading developer and manufacturer of the most effective AWD systems on the market.

“We are proud to be a part of this effort to raise money for the Flight 93 National Memorial,” said Mike Turner, the General Manager of Beyer Subaru. “What a great avenue to do it through - America’s Pastime.”

For more information on the Flight 93 National Memorial, or to make a donation to this important cause, fans can go to www.honorflight93.org/pnats.

This landmark giveaway is the latest in an ever-expanding slate of fantastic promotions at Pfitzner Stadium throughout the 2011 season. In addition to the ever popular Opening Day and 4th of July Games, the P-Nats offer fans a wide range of exciting individual games from which to choose throughout 2011. On May 15th the Nationals will belatedly celebrate Mothers Day with a Diamond Dig, where one lucky fan will win a diamond ring buried in the infield. On July 2nd the P-Nats will celebrate the History of Baseball and treat fans to an Abner Doubleday bobblehead; bobble mania continues on August 12th when the Nationals will commemorate former standout and starting Washington shortstop Ian Desmond. May 29th is Team Photo night presented by Printing Images, while Team Baseball Card sets will be given out May 27th. For a complete list of special events and giveaways, visit the P-Nats promotional calendar at www.potomacnationals.com.

About the Flight 93 National Memorial

On September 24, 2002, Congress passed the Flight 93 National Memorial Act. The Act created a new national park unit to commemorate the passengers and crew of Flight 93 who, on September 11, 2001, courageously gave their lives thereby thwarting a planned attack on our nation’s capital. The memorial is outside Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where Flight 93 crashed with the loss of its 40 passengers and crew. For more information about the Flight 93 National Memorial, please visit www.nps.gov/flni. For information on how to support the building of the memorial, go to www.honorflight93.org.