Nats Dream Gala!
Saturday night we went to the new Marriott Marquis for the 9th Annual Dream Gala, the primary fundraiser for the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation.
We snapped Nats star outfielder Bryce Harper and fiancé Kayla Varner, who made their first public appearance as an engaged couple. Congrats! At left, Nats second baseman Danny Espinosa’s fiancé Sarah Mosher.
Teddy and Nats’ GM Mike Rizzo are bookended by Sandi and Dr. Howard Hoffman. The Dream Gala has raised more than $3.4 million for the Dream Foundation’s three programs for children’s education, health, and recreation.
Washington Nationals team owners Ted and Annette Lerner. The foundation’s Nationals Youth Baseball Academy opened in March and uses baseball and softball to promote academic success, positive character, and improved health for at-risk DC youth.
Nats shortstop Ian Desmond with wife Chelsey. Guests mingled with Nats players and coaches, while enjoying cocktails and a silent auction, followed by dinner and a program.
Nats pitcher Gio Gonzalez with girlfriend Lea Moures.
Nationals’ Ryan Wiebe and outfielder Tyler Moore.
Bryce Harper stopped to let a young fan take a selfie.
Homeland Security’s Laura Dawkins with Nats team principal owner Marla Lerner Tanenbaum.
Nationals radio play-by-play announcer Charlie Slowes and wife Tina with Nats team principal owner Judy Lerner.
JLL’s Pat Casey, Georgetown University’s Marisa Cattoi, DeEtte Casey and husband Guaranteed Rate’s Patrick Casey.
Wells Fargo’s Bill Jordan, Joe Carter, and Ryan Young with Anne Carter.