Friendship Veterans Fire Engine Association
Friendship Day at the Nationals
ANNOUNCEMENT

There is some concern about the weather tomorrow and what our plan is for dealing with bad weather and game delay or cancellation. As you can imagine, the weather and game status are completely outside of our control and are very unpredictable.


The decision to delay or cancel a game is at the discretion of the Umpire-in-Chief. The decision about the safety of our boat in severe weather is up to the U. S. Coast Guard. If the game is cancelled, you will have the use of the baseball tickets purchased for this event for any other Nationals game pursuant to the policy of the Washington Nationals.


We will try to reschedule the boat trip at a time where you can use your game ticket and will let everyone know when that will be as soon as we can make the arrangements. Otherwise, if delays occur we will just have to make the best of it.


The reception at Virtue Feed & Grain will go on regardless of the weather, so no matter what we hope to see you from 1 to 2:30 p.m. tomorrow for that. Come and meet Frank Howard and enjoy some time with your friends from Friendship.


If there is any more information, it will post it to this website.



There is some concern about the weather tomorrow and what our plan is for dealing with bad weather and game delay or cancellation.
As you can imagine, the weather and game staTus are completely outside of our control and are very unpredictable. The decision to delay or cancel a game is at the discretion of the Umpire-in-Chief. The decision about the safety of our boat in severe weather is up to the U. S. Coast Guard.
If the game is cancelled, you will have the use of the baseball tickets purchased for this event for any other Nationals game pursuant to the policy of the Washington Nationals. We will try to reschedule the boat trip at a time where you can use your game ticket and will let everyone know when that will be as soon as we can make the arrangements.
Otherwise, if delays occur we will just have to make the best of it.
The reception at Virtue Feed & Grain will go on regardless of the weather, so no matter what we hope to see you from 1 to 2:30 p.m. tomorrow for that. Come and meet Frank Howard and enjoy some time with your friends from Friendship.
If there is any more information, it will post it to this website.

What do former Washington Senator Frank Howard, Stephen Strasburg, and Miss Mallory have in common? (They are all part of "Friendship Day at the Nationals!")


Support the Friendship Scholarship Fund, meet baseball great Frank Howard at an exclusive reception, have a boat ride on the Potomac River and enjoy a baseball game at Nationals Park on a beautiful spring day! What could be better? Saturday, May 11, 2013 is Friendship Day at the Nationals!


Friendship provides scholarships for those studying fire science in pursuit of a career in firefighting. We provide financial help to TC Williams High School graduates, active Alexandria Fire Department firefighters, and students in the fire science program at Northern Virginia Community College. We are expanding our efforts so we can help more firefighters and your support will make this possible.


MAP: Click here to see a map of everything.


Our day starts off at 1 p.m. at Virtue Feed and Grain Restaurant (106 S. Union St., Alexandria 22314) for a pre-game reception with special guest Frank Howard. Then everyone hops aboard the Miss Mallory (operated by the Potomac Riverboat Company) for a trip up the Potomac River to Nationals Park.


Boarding the boat.   Beginning at 2:45 p.m., you will board from the dock adjacent to 1 Cameron Street, Alexandria 22314. The boat will leave the dock promptly at 3 p.m. Once you purchase your ticket(s) you and those in your party must arrive and board on time; departure cannot be delayed. If you miss the boat, you are out of luck; no other accommodation can be made and there can be no refund of monies paid.

Cruise time is roughly 30 to 35 minutes.


The Game. We will be playing the Chicago Cubs…game time is 4:05 p.m. Stephen Strasburg will be pitching for the Nationals. Our seats are in section 403.


On the return trip, the boat will depart 20 minutes after the last pitch.


Ticketing Procedure. 
Print Your E-Ticket. When you make your purchase on line, we will send you a ticket by e-mail. Print that ticket and bring it with you to the reception on game day.
Pick up Your Ticket Package before you park. 
Between 1 and 2:30 p.m. there will be someone from Friendship stationed outside the Virtue Feed & Grain restaurant on Wales Alley (from S. Union Street go East on Wales Alley).
(You don’t even have to leave your car!) Hand over your e-ticket and you will get an envelope with your boat tickets, your Nationals game tickets and a free parking voucher (you will need the parking voucher before you park).
Ticket packages will be also be available at the dock from 2:45 p.m. until we depart at 3 p.m.

Ticketing Procedure. 
Print Your E-Ticket. When you make your purchase on line, we will send you a ticket by e-mail. Print that ticket and bring it with you to the reception on game day.
Pick up Your Ticket Package before you park. 
Between 1 and 2:30 p.m. there will be someone from Friendship stationed outside the Virtue Feed & Grain restaurant on Wales Alley (from S. Union Street go East on Wales Alley).
(You don’t even have to leave your car!) Hand over your e-ticket and you will get an envelope with your boat tickets, your Nationals game tickets and a free parking voucher (you will need the parking voucher before you park).
Ticket packages will be also be available at the dock from 2:45 p.m. until we depart at 3 p.m.

Ticketing Procedure.


Print Your E-Ticket. When you make your purchase on line, we will send you a ticket by e-mail. Print that ticket and bring it with you to the reception on game day.


Pick up Your Ticket Package before you park.

  • Between 1 and 2:30 p.m. there will be someone from Friendship stationed outside the Virtue Feed & Grain restaurant in Wales Alley (from S. Union Street go East on Wales Alley).

  • (You don’t even have to leave your car!) Hand over your e-ticket and you will get an envelope with your boat tickets, your Nationals game tickets and a free parking voucher (you will need the parking voucher before you park).

  • Ticket packages will be also be available at the dock from 2:45 p.m. until we depart at 3 p.m.

FREE Parking
Space is limited at each location. For redemption present pass to the Parking Attendant at the time you enter the garage.


Parking voucher is valid ONLY at the following two lots:

Port of Alexandria, 210 The Strand, Alexandria, VA 22314
http://goo.gl/maps/HujR4


Altman’s Parking, 300 North Lee Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
http://goo.gl/maps/IjFBC


Tickets are $50 each. Payment may be made by check, but please use the Eventbrite sign-up page and click on the "show other payment options" words below the "Check out with PayPal" button; then click on the "Pay Offline" button. Checks should be payable to Friendship Veterans Fire Engine Association, but please do not mail your payment. We will make individual arrangements to receive off-line payments when you complete the Eventbrite sign-up. If you have difficulties, please phone or text Joe Shumard at 703-408-4483.


Purchase your tickets here:  http://friendshipatthenats.eventbrite.com