The Washington Nationals celebrate their 2019 World Series victory.

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Our spin on the Nats 'Home Opener': Celebrate the champs for a cause

The Fan News Desk
April 01, 2020 - 11:07 am

If you're desperately seeking an escape from the endless COVID-19 news cycle, we're putting our own spin on the Nationals "home opener" this year. 

Yes, Thursday, April 2 was the day the World Series champs were to be honored at Nationals Park. It was certain to be a rousing celebration before taking on the Mets. 

With that day in limbo, 106.7 The Fan will pay tribute to the team, give fans a platform to express their appreciation, bring in familiar voices and raise the spirits of the city -- all while encouraging donations to the Nats4Good Community Response Fund, set up by Nationals Philanthropies, to help support our community where it’s needed most. 

All money raised goes directly to D.C.-area non-profits that are working to support food, health and human services. Donate at

Our goal is $10,670, and here's what 106.7 The Fan donors receive: 

** Donations of $106+ will receive a custom Nationals Philanthropies rally towel
** The first 200 donations of $106+ will also receive a 106.7 The Fan radio lanyard
** Donations of $500+ will receive a studio tour, a meet-and-greet and access to watch a show behind-the-scenes.
** Donations of $1,000+ get to HOST a show for a weekend day (not a typo)! 

And here's what 106.7 The Fan donors are eligible for: 

** Anyone who donates $106 or more will be randomly selected to receive an authenticated signed jersey, ball or bat from a Nationals player. 

So, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, listen for interviews with coaches and players, and for windows of opportunity to win signed Nats memorabilia with donations. 

Here's the Run of Show(s):  

The Sports Junkies 

6 a.m. - Erick Feddie signed ball 
7 a.m. - Victor Robles signed jersey
8 a.m. - Michael A. Taylor signed jersey
9 a.m. - Sean Doolittle signed ball 

ON AIR: Charlie Slowes joins the show at 8 a.m. 
ON AIR: Nationals GM Mike Rizzo joins the show at 9 a.m. 

Grant & Danny 

10 a.m. - Victor Robles signed ball 
11 a.m. - Dave Martinez signed ball 
12 p.m. - Max Scherzer signed ball
1 p.m. - Patrick Corbin signed ball

ON AIR: Dave Martinez joins the show at 11 a.m. 
ON AIR: Max Scherzer joins the show at 12:30 p.m. 

Chad Dukes Vs. the World 

2 p.m. - Trea Turner signed ball
3 p.m. - Juan Soto signed ball 
4 p.m. - Adam Eaton signed ball
5 p.m. - Ryan Zimmerman signed bat
6 p.m. - Stephen Strasburg signed ball

ON AIR: Adam Eaton joins the show at 3 p.m. 
ON AIR: Dhani Jones joins the show at 4 p.m.
ON AIR: Ryan Zimmerman joins the show at 5 p.m. 

Nationals Philanthropies, formerly known as the Dream Foundation, is the official charity of the Washington Nationals.

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