Ryan Zimmerman to Host Event to Fight MS
Thus far, Ryan Zimmerman has been the standout player on a losing team for his entire MLB career. However, the lack of team success has not dampened his spirits and he has continued to be a strong presence for the Nationals, both on the field and off. Thursday, June 30 marks the second annual "A Night At The Park," event hosted by Zimmerman to benefit his personal charity, the ziMS Foundation. The primary purpose of the foundation is to give back to the community and aid in curing multiple sclerosis, which affected Zimmerman personally when his mother was diagnosed in 1995.
The event is made possible by a contract stipulation that allows him free use of the entire ballpark for one day per year. He has dedicated that free day toward a great cause. Fellow celebrity friends have joined him in the fight against MS. This year's event will feature a performance by country star, Rodney Atkins. VIP's will enjoy entertainment from magician, David Blaine, as well as a meet and greet with Zimmerman and his teammates.
The fundraiser will also have a silent auction full of sports memorabilia and one-of-a-kind events. Highlights include tickets to the Masters, a VIP Grammy Awards experience, the chance to be a fighter pilot for the day, a Ryan Zimmerman Gameday Experience and an inside-access tour of Yankee Stadium.
Tickets for the event can be purchased at Nationals Park. More information about the event and zIMS charity can be found by viewing the previous links.
The event raised over $200,000 for Zimmerman's charity last year.