Two weeks ago, Gio Gonzalez set off a firestorm when he took to Twitter to find a date for the Nationals' Dream Gala. Shortly after, the tweet was deleted and it seemed that Gonzalez had had a change of heart. But it turns out that Gonzalez, perhaps realizing that he could use his powers for good, had found a suitable guest elsewhere. First Class Petty Officer Nyoka Duong was the lucky lady. "I was told on Thursday afternoon that I had been nominated as a potential candidate to be a date for one of the Nationals players for the gala," Duong told me. "And then I found out Friday after work that I was the lucky winner." Duong was nominated by her Master Chief for her work at Walter Reed Medical Center, and Gonzalez was more than happy to make her acquaintance. "What she does is unbelievable," Gonzalez told The Post's Adam Kilgore in a conversation about the night. "I told her I was honored to have her next to me. She was just incredible the whole time. Just the whole joy, you could tell she was just excited. I was happy to have her next to me. She was a great guest."
Gio Gonzalez took a Walter Reed employee as his date to Nationals gala
Washington Post | Jun 26