Ryan Zimmerman hosted a special event at Nationals Park on Monday. The longtime Nats star brought out his teammates and other DC celebrity guests for “A Night at the Park,” which benefitted his charity the ziMS Foundation.
Centered around philanthropy, sports, and music, “A Night at the Park” gave fans the opportunity to mingle with players of their favorite team and bid on silent auction items while raising money for Multiple Sclerosis research. RIAA platinum-certified artist, Chase Rice, capped out the evening with a special performance.
The ziMS Foundation was founded in 2006 in support of the 400,000 people affected by MS. Zimmerman’s mother Cheryl was diagnosed with MS in 1995, and Ryan has taken it upon himself to try and make a big difference.
“My family has given me the support to fulfill my dreams,” Zimmerman said about his charity. “The Washington Nationals have given me the opportunity to play the game that I love at the highest level in our nation’s capital. I am thrilled to have launched a foundation that I hope can make a real impact in the life of my family as well as many others afflicted by MS.”
Over the past thirteen years, the ziMS foundation has raised more than $3.5 million in its fight against multiple sclerosis.
A bunch of Zimmerman’s Nationals teammates walked a red carpet prior to the event. Check out the photos below.