Sandbridge is a vacation destination to many, but others call it home. Join us as we cheer on our most famous local, Ryan Zimmerman, when the Washington Nationals take on the Houston Astros in Game 6 of the World Series at 8 PM.
Ryan grew up in Sandbridge where he starred for local travel teams and high school teams before attending The University of Virginia. After a successful stint in college where he was named All American, Ryan was taken in the first round of the MLB draft by the Washington Nationals. He was actually the very first pick the franchise ever made!
In addition to his baseball ability, Ryan has also given back to his community in spectacular fashion. He recently donated $1 million to help renovate the UVA baseball stadium, but his most noble charitable efforts are found in the ziMS foundation which he started in 2006. Ryan’s mother was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis when he was young, but his charity is determined to find a cure for the disease. To date more than $3.5 million has been raised by ziMS mainly through charity events throughout Virginia Beach.
Ryan has already hit one home run in the World Series, and hopefully tonight he can launch another. Go Nats!