Orange Receives Spirit Award at Nats Park

At-large councilmember Vincent Orange received the Spirit Award for his work in the community from the Nationals Aug. 24. He secured increases in the minimum and living wages to $11.50 per hour and $13.60 per hour and paid sick leave for tipped wage workers as well as resolving issues allowing the permanent presence of food trucks in the District. Orange is well known a Washington Nationals fan and provided the seventh — and deciding — vote for the return of baseball to the nation’s capital.

“It was a great honor to receive the Nationals’ Spirit Award and bear witness to an exciting victory over the San Francisco Giants,” said Orange, as his wife Gwen looked on. “I also enjoyed sharing the day and field with my ‘starting nine youth,’ who greeted the Nationals’ starting nine on the field.”

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