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Washington Nationals Racing Presidents celebrate Presidents Day at Mount Rushmore

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The Washington Nationals Racing Presidents will celebrate Presidents Day at the Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota.

All five mascots, including the new addition William Taft (Bill), will leave D.C. this Friday to arrive at the landmark by President's Day on Monday.

To kick off the Bill-Teddy rivalry, the two Presidents will "race" from D.C. to Mount Rushmore beginning Friday, February 15 and join the other Racing Presidents at the monument on Presidents Day.

Fans can cast their ballots for "Bill and Teddy's Executive Adventure" on Twitter by using #VoteBill or #VoteTeddy to identify which of the two presidents they think should win.

One randomly selected user of each hashtag will win a private mascot appearance with their respective Racing President.

Bill and Teddy will be tweeting throughout their travels and fans are encouraged to track their adventures by following @NatsBigChief27 and @Teddy26Nats.

Auditions for the 2013 Racing Presidents will take place on Saturday, March 2. Fans with presidential aspirations have until Wednesday, February 20 to apply for the chance to fill the shoes of George, Tom, Abe, Teddy and Bill throughout the 2013 baseball season.

To be eligible, applicants must fulfill the following requirements:
- Measure between 5'7" and 6'6" in height
- Be at least 18 years old
- Be able to run from center field to home plate in 40 seconds (approximately 200 yards)
- Be able to wear a costume weighing approximately 45 lbs for several hours
- Be available for at least 35 Nationals home games

Racing hopefuls should submit their cover letter, resume and photo to Entertainment@nationals.com




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