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Last Chance to try to Become a Racing President for the Nationals


Photo by PoPville flickr user Tim Brown

From the Nationals:

“Nationals to Host 2018 Racing Presidents Audition on Sunday

Interested candidates still have time to submit their application for the upcoming season!

WHAT: Aspiring Racing Presidents will have a chance to “run for office” during the annual Racing Presidents audition on Sunday, January 14 at the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy.

Candidates looking to fill the shoes of George, Tom, Abe and Teddy will be invited to the Youth Baseball Academy to perform a freestyle dance, run a 40-yard dash and participate in two races from center field to first base, all in-costume. In addition, each applicant will be required to answer questions from a panel of Nationals entertainment staff members.

Racing President hopefuls still have time to apply for the 2018 season! Those interested can apply online here. Don’t wait to apply! This job posting will close on Wednesday.

Sunday’s audition will feature the lucky candidates who have been selected to participate after submitting their application online. Participation in the tryout is by invitation only and is not open to the public.

Developed in 2006, the award-winning Racing Presidents are 12-foot oversized mascots who compete in the GEICO Presidents Race during the fourth inning of every Nationals home game. The popular figures can be seen promoting the team and its community efforts at Nationals Park and around the D.C., Maryland and Virginia region. For more information on the Racing Presidents, visit nationals.com/RacingPresidents.

WHEN: Sunday, January 14, 2018

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

WHERE: Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy

3675 Ely Place, SE

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