Home Runs  for Horton’s Kids is a family-friendly night at Nationals Park that has raised over $6 million for Horton’s Kids in its 15 year histroy. Event admission for all guests includes a fast pitch competition in the bullpen, batting practice in the Nationals batting cages, a race with President Teddy, grab-and-go stadium fare and drinks and other activities.

Visit the 2023 home runs event page

Now in its fifteenth year, Give Thanks & Give Back is an annual reception that has grown to be one of the most important sources of funding and awareness for Horton’s Kids. This year, we’ll gather at the Fairmont Washington D.C. Georgetown Hotel for a gala and reception featuring both a live and silent auction, remarks from Horton’s Kids’ community and leaders, and much more! 

Visit the 2022 give thanks & give back event page

Brad Sickels
Director of Communications & Events

Brad manages Horton’s Kids’ external communications channels and oversees the organization’s public and media relations. He also directs the planning and execution of Horton’s Kids donor stewardship & cultivation events including the organization’s flagship fundraisers Home Runs for Horton’s Kids and Give Thanks & Give Back. Brad brings over 15 years of event production, strategic communications, and graphic design experience to Horton’s Kids.

Brad has worked for a variety of DC-based nonprofits including The Human Rights Campaign, The American Psychological Association, and The National Student Leadership Conference. He holds a B.A. in Sociology from SUNY Geneseo.