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Hershey family takes Boys & Girls Club group to Nats game

August 15, 2009

Participants in the Boys & Girls Club of Washington County enjoyed an evening at the Washington Nationals vs. Chicago Cubs Major League Baseball game thanks to the kindness of a local family.

On July 18, the club chartered a bus and took 45 club members, parents and volunteers to the game at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., courtesy of John and Natalie Hershey III.

"It was a super evening," John Hershey said. "I think we all had a great time and got to see a very close game. We wanted to sponsor an activity where we could be actively engaged with the boys and girls and it was perfect."

Hershey, along with his father, Jack, and son, Holden, attended the ballgame. "We had three generations of Hersheys involved in this trip and that added to our enjoyment," John Hershey said.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of America is a national partner with Major League Baseball. The local Boys & Girls Club serves children through six afterschool programs and four summer camps in Washington County and is a United Way agency.

"We had an awesome evening of fun and fellowship," said Buck Browning, director of development for the Boys & Girls Club. "I cannot thank John enough for taking our club members to the ballgame. For the majority of our participants, this was their first opportunity to see a professional baseball game outside of our Hagerstown Suns."

For more information on the Boys & Girls Club, go to www.bgcwc.com.

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