By: Anna Dunlavey

Last night, one of the sponsors of the DC Grays, The Amway Corporation, hosted a reception at the company’s townhouse on Capitol Hill to acknowledge the Grays and the work the team has done to promote baseball in inner-city Washington DC.

The Grays organization has aspired to be “ambassadors for baseball” at their new home stadium, the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy, and several Members of Congress attended a Capitol Hill reception in the Grays’ honor.

Many members of Congress attended the reception as well.  Congressman Lou Barletta (R-PA), Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Congressman Sam Farr (D-CA), Congressman Hank Johnson (D-GA) and Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-LA) were all present at the event. Norton was a major force behind the construction of the Nationals Academy, and last night she was finally able to meet the Grays, the first summer college baseball team to call the facility home.

The Grays have four more games before the end of the season, two at home and two away. The penultimate home game will be played tonight, against the Baltimore Dodgers.

Amway is a family-owned corporation that has existed for more than fifty years. It is based on multi-level marketing techniques, and sells its products, such as home, nutrition, and beauty items, directly. Anyone who sets up a business with Amway to sell the company’s products is offered business resources, from customer support to business management to mentoring programs. Amway now operates in over 100 different countries and territories.