July 17, 2019 | by: DCGrays.com Press
WASHINGTON, DC – – The DC Grays held their annual day on Capitol Hill, with a tour of the Capitol arranged by the Office of Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), followed by a reception at the General Dynamics townhouse on Capitol Hill.
The Grays were honored to be joined by Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, who represents DC in the U.S. House of Representatives. As she has done in the past, the Congresswoman spoke with the team at the reception, and she presented the Grays with a proclamation that she entered into the Congressional Record commending the team and the DC Grays Baseball organization for its ongoing efforts to promote inner-city baseball and softball.
The statement salutes the Grays for its free baseball and softball clinics, as well as its ongoing commitment to the DC Grays RBI program – the Grays cooperative effort with Major League baseball to promote baseball and softball in underserved areas of the city. Currently, more than 200 kids – most of them from Wards 6, 7, and 8 – participate in DC Grays RBI programming.
“Madam Speaker,” Congresswoman Holmes Norton wrote in conclusion, “I ask the House to join me in commending the DC Grays for the important work it has done and continues to do in our community. We wish the DC Grays luck in continuing to inspire and engage disadvantaged youth.”
“Congresswoman Holmes Norton is a great friend of the DC Grays, and we cannot thank her enough” said Michael Barbera, president of DC Grays Baseball. “She has always championed our efforts to be ‘ambassadors for baseball’ in inner-city Washington, and we are very grateful to have such a supportive advocate in the Congress.”