WASHINGTON (7News) — The Washington Commanders welcomed the first Commanders baby who was born on January 1, 2024, at VHC hospital.
Commanders’ mascot Major Tuddy and members of the Command Force entertainment team gathered at the hospital to congratulate Oliver’s parents.
The celebration also marked the launch of the Commanders Babies Program, a partnership between the team and VHC Health with the goal of contributing to the health and well-being of women and families across the DMV.
The family of baby Oliver was gifted Commanders gear and a customized birth certificate along with complimentary tickets to next year’s regular season home opener, officials said.
“We are excited to launch the Commanders Babies program with our partners at VHC Health, and extend a warm welcome to the first Commanders Baby, Oliver,” said Jason Wright, President of the Washington Commanders. “The Washington Commanders are committed to advancing healthcare equity and improving healthcare outcomes for women across the DMV, and this program allows us to show our support for women and newborns at an important time in their healthcare journey.”
Through the Commanders Babies Program, every baby born at VHC Health will receive a Washington Commanders birth certificate and a Commanders baby blanket.
Next season, families of babies born at VHC Health on the day of the season home opener will also have the opportunity to receive four free tickets to a regular season game along with a prize pack.
“Bringing a new baby into the world is a joyous experience, and at VHC Health, we are there with you every step of the way,” said Melody Dickerson, DNP, MSN, RN, CENP, CPHQ, FACHE, Senior Vice President for Hospital Operations and Chief Nursing Officer at VHC Health. “As the official women’s health partner of the Washington Commanders, we are thrilled to offer this new program to the families who deliver at our community health system, and we look forward to welcoming the next generation of Commanders fans.”