We are repeating the initiative we started in 2021 (Donate Your Unused Red Carpet Rewards Points to the Nationals Youth Academy) and repeated in 2022 (The Kids Do Love It – Donate Your Unused RCR Points), collecting items from the RCR program to donate to the Nationals Youth Baseball Academy that supports scholar athletes from under-served communities.
WarningTrackPower is the real driver behind this, with help and support from Section222 and yours truly. The three of us delivered the goodies last January – the details, including lots of pictures can be seen here: The Kids Really Will Love It.
This is a collaborative effort of TalkNats and two FaceBook groups: Nationals RCR Codes and DIEHARD NATIONALS FANS.
This year the process is quite different due to changes in the Nats RCR program. The two key differences are:
- Since the RCR program is closing earlier this season than in prior years, donations are due before the end of November, instead of December 31.
- Nats staff will handle the points transfers to simplify what we need to do to combine all of our points.
So if you’d like to donate, simply send an email by November 29 to [email protected]. Include the following information:
- (1) the email address associated with your account, and
- (2) the number of points you want to donate.
Many of you know that WarningTrackPower has been both a mentor and volunteer coach at the Academy for almost seven years. As he has described, the Academy is much more than a baseball and softball venue for kids, and his volunteer work there is the highlight of his week. As part of the program, Academy staff gives out swag every so often to the scholar athletes to reward them for exemplary behavior. The kids relish the praise, and the items we provide are a great supplement to that recognition.
Here’s one example WarningTrackPower shared concerning items your points purchased last year:
Thank you so much for your donations. We are certain this year’s points drive will once again bring a lot of holiday joy to these very impressive young people.