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July 9, 2018 | entertainment.dc.gov

Washington, D.C. -- The Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment (OCTFME) recognizes The Washington Nationals Baseball Club Youth Baseball Academy as the July 2018 Location of the Month.

The Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy, located in Ward 7, is a state-of-the-art facility that houses a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that uses baseball and softball as vehicles to foster positive character development, academic achievement and improved health among youth living in underserved communities in Washington, D.C.

The nine-acre education and recreation campus in Ward 7's Fort DuPont Park neighborhood offers a versatile location that has been used for sports-related films and documentaries. The interior classrooms, event areas, and kitchen provide excellent backdrops for commercial filming.

The Academy grounds include three lighted,turf fields: a college-sized stadium that seats 500 people with a full 90-foot diamond, with two adjacent smaller multipurpose youth fields for softball or Little League. The campus also boasts a 4,800-square foot indoor fitness area with a padded turf floor and two collapsible batting cages.

The Academy campus houses an 18,000 square foot building complex that features an "education clubhouse" complete with seven classrooms, a full teaching kitchen, a multi-purpose training/education space, and a teaching garden. The building facility offers several options for filmmakers to produce classroom scenes, kitchen scenes, or scenes with characters working in gardens.

The state-of-the-art facility can be rented for a variety of purposes, as a whole or any combination of the following:

  • Classrooms
  • Teaching kitchen
  • Indoor training space
  • Outdoor baseball fields
  • Urban farm
  • Observation deck
  • Conference room

The Academy has recently been used as a location for shoots such as a Papa John's & Max Scherzer (commercial) and spots for MLB's Play Ball initiative with Anthony Rendon, Bryce Harper, and other Nationals players to name a few.

The Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy is honored to have our facility featured as the Location of the Month by the DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment'" said Katina Lee, Senior Director, Operations. "We are proud of the work we do with youth in the communities of Wards 7 and 8.  We welcome new film, television, commercial and special event projects."

If you are interested in learning more about The Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy please contact Katina Lee Katina.Lee@Nationals.com or 202.827.8960 x 6003. You can also find more information at the Academy's website or at OCTFME's locations referral resource DC Reel-Scout.

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The "Location of the Month" initiative is part of the agency's mission to market and support District locales as media production locations, and to bring attention to the wide range of cinematically compelling locations that are available to film and television productions.

If you own or manage a business, venue or location you would like to be featured as a "Location of the Month" or if you are a filmmaker or a fan of local filmmaking with a suggestion for a unique DC location OCTFME could feature in the future "Location of the Month" please use this nomination form and tell us all about it.

                                                

About OCTFME

The mission of the Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment is to produce and broadcast programming for the District of Columbia's public, educational, and government access (PEG) cable channels; regulate the District of Columbia's cable television service providers; provide customer service for cable subscribers; and support a sustainable creative economy and job market in the District of Columbia.

 

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