Want to be a Racing President for the Nationals?

The Washington Nationals are looking for YOU to to come audition to be one of the Racing Presidents in 2012. Come join in the fun on February 18th!

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Washington Nationals to Hold Auditions for 2012 Racing Presidents

The Washington Nationals once again invite fans with presidential aspirations to apply for the chance to become a Racing President. The team is now accepting applications and will hold auditions during the Presidents Day Weekend to fill the shoes of George, Tom, Abe and Teddy for the 2012 baseball season.

To be eligible, applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

-          Measure between 5’7” and 6’6” in height

-          Be at least 18 years old

-          Be able to run from center field to home plate in 40 seconds (approximately 200 yards)

-          Be able to wear a costume weighing approximately 45 lbs for several hours

-          Be available for at least 35 Nationals home games

Racing hopefuls will have until Friday, February 10 to submit their cover letter, resume and photo toEntertainment@nationals.com. Once these materials are received, applicants will be contacted and required to answer six mascot-related questions.

Select candidates will then be invited to Nationals Park on Saturday, February 18, 2012, where they will be required to perform a freestyle dance, run a 40-yard dash and run two Presidents Races from center field to the home dugout. They will also be interviewed by the Game Operations panel.

This tryout is by invitation only and is not open to the public. Tryouts will take place regardless of weather conditions.

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Developed in 2006, the four Racing Presidents (George, Tom, Abe and Teddy) are 12-foot oversized mascots who 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, the District and around the Washington region. In 2011, the Racing Presidents visited the White House for the annual Easter Egg Roll and Fourth of July celebrations.  They also visited Niagara Falls and Toronto, Canada, and made their first trip to the West Coast to race at Angel Stadium of Anaheim, home of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

WHEN: Saturday, February 18, 2012

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WHERE: Nationals Park - 1500 South Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC 20003


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