MEDIA ADVISORY - Peace Corps Director Ron Tschetter to Throw Ceremonial First Pitch

September 12, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. September 12, 2008 Its Peace Corps Night at Nationals Park! Before the Washington Nationals play the New York Mets on Tuesday, September 16, 2008, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and agency staff will participate in a pre-game ceremony and a Parade of Nations, featuring flags from all 74 current Peace Corps-served countries. Peace Corps Director Ron Tschetter will throw the ceremonial first pitch.

The Peace Corps is celebrating a 47-year legacy of service at home and abroad. Currently, there are 8,000 Volunteers abroad, a 37-year high for Volunteers in the field. Since 1961, more than 190,000 Volunteers have helped promote a better understanding between Americans and the people of the 139 countries where Volunteers have served. Peace Corps Volunteers must be U.S. citizens and at least 18 years of age. Peace Corps service is a 27-month commitment. To learn more about the Peace Corps, please visit our website: www.peacecorps.gov.

WHO: Ron Tschetter, Peace Corps Director
Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and agency staff

WHAT: Peace Corps Night at Nationals Park

WHEN: Tuesday, September 16, 2008, 6:30 p.m.*
*Game time 7:10 p.m.; please arrive by 6:30 p.m. for the Parade of Nations pre-game ceremony.

WHERE: Nationals Park
1500 South Capitol Street SE
Washington, DC 20003-1507

CONTACT: Peace Corps Press Office
202.692.2230
[email protected]

Lisa Pagano, Washington Nationals Communications Manager
202.640.7702
[email protected]

Media should RSVP by 12:00 p.m. on Monday, September 15, to arrange press credentials.

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