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  • Flight 93 Partners With Potomac Nationals | National Park Foundation
    2001 This fall on the tenth anniversary of their heroic sacrifice the 40 heroes of Flight 93 will be honored during the dedication of the Memorial located at the site where Flight 93 crashed in Shanksville Pennsylvania The Flight 93 National Memorial Campaign is pleased to work with the Potomac Nationals on this creative promotion said King Laughlin Vice President for the Flight 93 National Memorial Campaign at the National Park Foundation Every one of us was in some way affected by the events of September 11 and this initiative is a wonderful way to honor 40 of the heroes of that day and help create a permanent memorial in tribute to them during the tenth anniversary year of the attacks of September 11 2001 Raffle tickets will be sold at every P Nats home game leading up to August 25th the Nationals open their season Friday April 8 against the Lynchburg Hillcats The 25 raffle ticket price will include a chance to win the car and a ticket the to the August 25th ballgame T he promotion would not be possible without the generous support of Beyer Subaru a proud partner of the 2011 Potomac Nationals The brand new Impreza will be on location at Pfitzner Stadium throughout the season Beyer Subaru is the Washington DC metro area s premier Subaru dealer Subaru is the leading developer and manufacturer of the most effective AWD systems on the market We are proud to be a part of this effort to raise money for the Flight 93 National Memorial said Mike Turner the General Manager of Beyer Subaru What a great avenue to do it through America s Pastime For more information on the Flight 93 National Memorial or to make a donation to this important cause fans can go to www honorflight93 org pnats This landmark giveaway is the latest in an ever expanding slate of fantastic promotions at Pfitzner Stadium throughout the 2011 season In addition to the ever popular Opening Day and 4th of July Games the P Nats offer fans a wide range of exciting individual games from which to choose throughout 2011 On May 15th the Nationals will belatedly celebrate Mothers Day with a Diamond Dig where one lucky fan will win a diamond ring buried in the infield On July 2nd the P Nats will celebrate the History of Baseball and treat fans to an Abner Doubleday bobblehead bobble mania continues on August 12th when the Nationals will commemorate former standout and starting Washington shortstop Ian Desmond May 29th is Team Photo night presented by Printing Images while Team Baseball Card sets will be given out May 27th For a complete list of special events and giveaways visit the P Nats promotional calendar at www potomacnationals com About the Flight 93 National Memorial On September 24 2002 Congress passed the Flight 93 National Memorial Act The Act created a new national park unit to commemorate the passengers and crew of Flight 93 who on September

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  • Most Interactive National Park Electronic Field Trip Ever! | National Park Foundation
    be able to interact directly with the live action at Saguaro viewing analyzing and adding their own experiences and observations to the collective data Additionally the EFT s companion website www electronicfieldtrip org saguaro features five lesson plans covering some of the same skills scientists will be using during the BioBlitz to count and discover species living within the park The lesson plans as well as interactive games cover topics such as species identification plant adaptations measuring and recording observations the importance of diverse life zones and the implications of climate change and how to conduct your own schoolyard BioBlitz The Electronic Field Trip will include two live hour long broadcasts 1pm ET and 4pm ET from Saguaro National Park made available through the website www electronicfieldtrip org as well as on participating public television stations The FREE program is designed for students in the 4th through 8th grades The Saguaro program is the latest in a series of investigative EFTs produced by the National Park Foundation to discover the valuable lessons that science being done in national parks can provide to students in classrooms Previous EFTs have educated millions of students across the United States and around the world on historical events climate change biodiversity and more For more information about the National Park Foundation s EFT program and a full catalogue of all previous EFTs visit www electronicfieldtrip org The Saguaro EFT made possible through support from the Lowe s Charitable and Educational Foundation is done in partnership with the National Park Service and National Geographic ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION You are the part owner of 84 million acres of the world s most treasured memorials landscapes ecosystems and historical sites all protected in America s nearly 400 national parks Chartered by Congress the National Park Foundation

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  • Celebrate Valentine's Day With the National Parks | National Park Foundation
    Park Set sail for romance around the Channel Island during the whale watching season FLORIDA Biscayne National Park Take a relaxing island boat tour before enjoying a presentation on the beauty of natural light photography on Key Biscayne HAWAII Haleakala National Park Revel in the grandeur of the night sky at the summit of Haleakala considered one of the world s best locations for star gazing MASSACHUSETTS Salem Maritime National Historic Site Tempting your sweet tooth by visiting the current Chocolate and Sugar in Salem exhibit MISSOURI Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Dine on a riverboat before taking in the sites of St Louis on a tram ride to the top of the Gateway Arch PUERTO RICO Castillo De San Marcos National Monument Take a sunset stroll around the iconic fort looking out over the Atlantic Ocean WYOMING Grand Tetons National Park Cozy up with your loved one on a wintery sleigh ride Whether it is on Valentine s Day or any other day of the year it is the generous support of individuals foundations and corporations that allow the National Park Foundation to continue its Congressionally chartered mission to support and protect America s treasured national parks Find out more about the work of the National Park Foundation and how to help at www nationalparks org ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION The National Park Foundation is the official charity of America s national parks Chartered by Congress we work hand in hand with the National Park Service to strengthen and connect all Americans to our parks so they are protected for present and future generations It is a legacy that began more than a century ago when private citizens took action to first establish then protect and endow our national parks Today the National Park Foundation carries on that tradition

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  • Flight 93 Salutes African American Heros | National Park Foundation
    African Americans to join United Airlines as a flight attendant Wanda was a dedicated mother to her daughter Jennifer and her son Joe Benjamin a deacon in her church and active in her local community in Linden New Jersey She earned her real estate license and planned to open her own real estate office after retiring from United Wanda planned to visit her family in Oakland California during her layover following the September 11 flight to the West Coast LeRoy Homer Jr 36 earned his pilot s license at age sixteen and after graduating from the U S Air Force Academy in 1987 served in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm He began work for United Airlines in 1995 and continued his military career with the U S Air Force Reserves achieving the rank of Major LeRoy and his wife Melodie married in 1998 settled in Marlton New Jersey and had a nine month old daughter Laurel CeeCee Ross Lyles 33 had changed careers only nine months prior to September 11 2001 leaving a position as a police officer in her hometown of Fort Pierce Florida She and her husband Lorne also a police officer had been married for a little more than a year forming a family with four sons Jerome Justin Jordan Jevon During the hijacking of Flight 93 CeeCee phoned her husband reaching their answering machine Just minutes before the crash of Flight 93 she phoned her husband again revealing the plans the crew and passengers had to fight the hijackers Lorne recalls that CeeCee told him Tell the boys I love them We re getting ready to do it now It s happening To learn more about the Flight 93 National Memorial and how you can help visit www honorflight93 org Support Your Parks Help protect

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  • Support Your National Parks in Bid For $1 Million Grant From Lowe's | National Park Foundation
    able to cast a vote once per email address daily through January 21 The final percentages of votes for each charity will be posted on the Lowe s website by midnight on January 26 As part of the challenge grant campaign each of the competing charities is guaranteed 100 000 Public support through an online voting campaign will determine how the remaining 600 000 will be allotted to the four charities Funds raised for the Foundation through this campaign will support national park restoration and preservation efforts connect underserved communities to their parks and give disadvantaged children the opportunity to experience their national parks for the first time For more information on the National Park Foundations mission and the work and programs the proceeds of this campaign will benefit visit the National Park Foundation website For more information on the Lowe s Community Giving Campaign visit www lowes com give ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION You are the owner of 84 million acres of the world s most treasured landscapes ecosystems and historic sites all protected in America s nearly 400 national parks Chartered by Congress the National Park Foundation is the official charity of America s national parks We work hand in hand with the National Park Service to connect you and all Americans to the parks and to make sure that they are preserved for the generations who will follow Join us in supporting your national parks this is your land www nationalparks org JOIN US www nationalparks org FAN US http www facebook com nationalpark FOLLOW US http twitter com goparks Contact Information Marjorie Taft Hall Communications Director 202 354 6480 mhall nationalparks org Support Your Parks Help protect and preserve your more than 400 national parks Give 100 Give 50 Get the Free Owner s Guide

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  • Register for the Gulf Islands National Seashore Electronic Field Trip | National Park Foundation
    featuring interactive games lesson plans and more Teachers and broadcasters are encouraged to register for the program FREE now at www electronicfieldtrip org The Electronic Field Trip Sea Change Gulf Island National Seashore will include two live hour long broadcasts 10am ET and 1pm ET from Gulf Islands National Seashore made available through the website www electronicfieldtrip org gulfislands as well as on participating public television stations The FREE program is designed for students in the 4th through 8th grades The Gulf Islands program is the second in a series of investigative EFTs produced this year by the National Park Foundation to discover the lessons that science being done in national parks can provide to students in classrooms Previous EFTs have educated millions of students across the United States and around the world on historical events climate change biodiversity and more For more information about the National Park Foundation s EFT program and a full catalogue of all previous EFTs visit www electronicfieldtrip org ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION You are the part owner of 84 million acres of the world s most treasured landscapes ecosystems and historical sites all protected in America s nearly 400 national parks Chartered by Congress the National Park Foundation is the official charity of America s national parks We work hand in hand with the National Park Service to help connect you and all Americans to the parks and to make sure that they are preserved for the generations who will follow Join us This is Your Land www nationalparks org FACEBOOK http www facebook com nationalpark TWITTER http twitter com goparks Contact Information Marjorie Taft Hall Communications Director 202 354 6480 mhall nationalparks org Support Your Parks Help protect and preserve your more than 400 national parks Give 100 Give 50 Get the

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  • Vote Daily to Support America's National Parks in Bid for $1 Million Grant From Lowe's | National Park Foundation
    be allotted to the four charities Funds raised for the Foundation through this campaign will support national park restoration and preservation efforts connect underserved communities to their parks and give disadvantaged children the opportunity to experience their national parks for the first time The National Park Foundation is excited to participate in Lowe s unique online campaign said Neil Mulholland President and CEO of the National Park Foundation We are confident in the support of our passionate national park community to help us get the word out about voting so that we can secure the most funding possible Consumers can access the voting by visiting www lowes com give or on Lowe s Facebook page Each individual is able to cast a vote once per day between January 9 and January 21 The final percentages of votes for each charity will be posted on the Lowe s website by midnight on January 26 For more information on the National Park Foundations mission and the work and programs the proceeds of this campaign will benefit visit the National Park Foundation website For more information on the Lowe s Community Giving Campaign visit www lowes com give ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION You are the owner of 84 million acres of the world s most treasured landscapes ecosystems and historic sites all protected in America s nearly 400 national parks Chartered by Congress the National Park Foundation is the official charity of America s national parks We work hand in hand with the National Park Service to connect you and all Americans to the parks and to make sure that they are preserved for the generations who will follow Join us in supporting your national parks this is your land www nationalparks org JOIN US www nationalparks org FACEBOOK http www facebook

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  • National Park Foundation Launches 'Countdown To Christmas' Sweepstakes | National Park Foundation
    enter once daily for the duration of the sweepstakes Some of the exciting prizes to be given away include the America the Beautiful park pass GPS units cameras and active wear For easy reference the prize packs will be listed on the National Park Foundation Facebook site daily For full sweepstake rules and description of prizes go to the National Park Facebook page http www facebook com nationalpark In addition this holiday season the National Park Foundation invites park supporters to Give the Gift of America s National Parks this holiday season As an added bonus donations to the National Park Foundation between now and December 31st will be doubled adding even more value to the perfect holiday gift By visiting www nationalparks org supporters can make a donation to the National Park Foundation on behalf of loved ones and receive a special printable certificate to include in a stocking or under the Christmas tree Each supporter will have the satisfaction of knowing that their gift to NPF the only national charity that directly supports the national parks will make a difference in preserving America s treasured places ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION You are the owner of 84 million acres of the world s most treasured landscapes ecosystems and historic sites all protected in America s nearly 400 national parks Chartered by Congress the National Park Foundation is the official charity of America s national parks We work hand in hand with the National Park Service to connect you and all Americans to the parks and to make sure that they are preserved for the generations who will follow Join us in supporting your national parks this is your land www nationalparks org JOIN US www nationalparks org FACEBOOK http www facebook com nationalpark TWITTER http twitter com goparks

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