A rainout couldn’t stop Whitman’s Matt Ficca — a 21-year old senior who is autistic and has managed the school’s JV baseball team for the past five years — from getting to throw out the first pitch on Senior Night.
Whitman senior Matt Ficca, left, and his twin brother D.J. Ficca, right, were positioned in baseball mitts shortly after their birth 21 years ago. Matt, who is autistic and is enrolled in the Bethesda school's life skills program, has been managing the junior varsity baseball team for the past five years. (Photo courtesy of the Ficca family)Ficca Family photo/THE WASHINGTON POST
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump lit the National Christmas Tree for the first time. The program was hosted by television personality Kathie Lee Gifford and actor Dean Cain and featured performances by the Beach Boys, Jack Wagner, Wynonna Judd, Craig Campbell and others.