In Partnership with the District Government
Uses the sports of baseball and softball as vehicles to foster positive character development, academic achievement and improved health among at-risk Washington, D.C., youth. Located in Ward 7's Fort Dupont Park, the Academy campus opened officially in March, 2014, and includes three baseball fields and an education center. The Dream Foundation provided a $1 million payment during the preconstruction phase and will pay out another $2.5 million dollars over ten years while continuing to fundraise for the Academy.
Washington Nationals Legacy Fields
Ryan Zimmerman Field opened officially on April 9, 2016. Located a few blocks from Nationals Park in the Randall Recreation Center, it is the first field completed as part of this program. The Dream Foundation, a Nationals player and a corporate partner will join forces each year to restore one D.C. region youth baseball field to its former glory.
The Washington Nationals Dream Foundation is proud to introduce Delta Dream Grants. The program, sponsored by Delta Air Lines, will award annual grants to nonprofits that directly provide services to children and teens in the Washington, D.C. region in the areas of the academics, the arts, nutrition and sports. Additionally, Delta Dream Grants will support the creation and renovation of youth baseball fields.
The Washington Nationals Diabetes Care Complex at Children's National opened in June, 2013, and offers a multi-disciplinary approach to supporting children with diabetes and their families. With state-of-the-art treatment rooms and a multi-functional education center, which includes a demonstration kitchen, the facility houses the largest pediatric diabetes program in the Mid-Atlantic region.
The Washington Nationals Miracle Field opened in August, 2011, and serves as the home for the Miracle League of Montgomery County, Maryland. The Miracle League provides children with mental and/or physical challenges the opportunity to safely play baseball. The field incorporates a cushioned synthetic turf that allows children using wheelchairs and walkers to "run" the bases without fear of injury.