Military Connection: Take Me Out to the Ball Game

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By Debbie Gregory.

There’s a lot to be said about the Washington Nationals. What other major league baseball team can say they have mascot versions of old Presidents? And have you ever eaten at Ben’s Chili Bowl? It’s a DC landmark because it sells incredibly delicious chili dogs and half-smokes, a variety of sausage popular in the area. Nationals Park features a Ben’s Chili Bowl. But how about discounted tickets for ThanksUSA supporters AND a $5 donation for each of those tickets sold? It doesn’t get much better than that!

The Washington Nationals are teaming up with ThanksUSA in support of military families. ThanksUSA supporters will enjoy online ticket discounts for every 2015 home game. For each ticket purchased, the Nats will donate $5 to the ThanksUSA Scholarship Fund.

To purchase discounted tickets, visit and select the game you want to attend. Enter the discount code THANKSUSA and click APPLY.

ThanksUSA stands for “Treasure Hunt Aiding Needs of Kids and Spouses of those serving the United States of America.

In the beginning, there was the first treasure hunt, and 2015 marks the 10th American history Treasure Hunt (TH10). TH10 will challenge your knowledge of World War I.  TH10 will be released in four installments through ThanksUSA’s website and an updatable mobile device application (Apple app). Each chapter will have its own theme, entry period, and prize drawing. Even though the hunt is at the halfway point, it’s not too late to join in on the fun. For more information, go to

ThanksUSA is a non-partisan, charitable effort to mobilize Americans of all ages to “thank” the men and women of the United States armed forces. The organization provides college, technical and vocational school scholarships to the children and spouses of military personnel. To date, the national non-profit has awarded almost 3,400 post-secondary school scholarships, with a total value of over $10 million.