Home run for Horton's Kids

Photo by Rokas Beresniovas
Home Run for Horton's Kids at National Stadium
Home Run for Horton's Kids at National Stadium

Wednesday night, National’s Stadium was awash with wide-eyed kids and anxious adults all eagerly waiting to take their turn at bat atop the verdant National’s baseball field. This rare, on-field fundraiser was held to benefit Horton’s Kids, a local non-profit that supports children in Ward 8 through services such as tutoring, mentoring, advocacy, and family support. 

Christine and Rokas Beresniovas (Photo by: Rokas Beresniovas) Christine and Rokas Beresniovas

Two of the “At-Bat” committee members for the event were Georgetowners, Rokas Beresniovas, vice president of the GBA, and Janine Schoonover, GBA board member. The event was also sponsored by a very special honorary host committee—over 80 representatives from Congress. And, what baseball event would be complete without team mascot Screech and foam-headed president Teddy? These mascots were on hand to delight the crowd as they partook in traditional ballpark fare and bid on many one-of-a-kind items at the Silent Auction inside the President’s Club. Home Runs for Horton’s Kids is held each year to raise funds necessary to continue meeting Ward 8 community needs. This year, the event raised approximately $320,000.