EXPANDED KIDS’ CORNER OPENS AT ORIOLE PARK
Beginning on Tuesday, the Orioles will welcome families and children to visit an expanded and reimagined Kids’ Corner located adjacent to Gate C. The newly-designed area will offer enhanced entertainment for younger fans, a relaxation area for parents and guardians, and a variety of new food options exclusive to this location, including the recently-added 7th Inning Sorbet in partnership with CityWide Youth Development. PLAYER OF THE WEEK CEREMONY
Orioles shortstop MANNY MACHADO will accept his American League Player of the Week Award from Orioles Executive Vice President DAN DUQUETTE in a special pregame ceremony on Tuesday. Machado posted a slash line of .500/.560/1.273 with seven runs scored, 11 hits, five home runs, and eight RBI over six games played for the week ending April 22. This is Machado’s fourth career AL Player of the Week Award.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 9
GAUSMAN T-SHIRT GIVEAWAY
All fans at Wednesday’s game will receive a KEVIN GAUSMAN t-shirt as they enter the ballpark.
CEREMONIAL FIRST PITCH: Mekhi Johnson
Prior to Wednesday’s game, the Orioles will welcome MEKHI JOHNSON, a 17-year-old senior at the Gilman School to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Johnson is one of just a handful of students across the country to be accepted into all eight Ivy League schools. In addition to stellar academics, Johnson is involved in many extracurricular activities as a member of the Traveling Men, the school’s acapella group, the President of the Diversity of Council, and as a volunteer with students from low-income neighborhoods. Johnson will be attending Harvard University in the fall.
KIDSPEACE 5K KICK-OFF CELEBRATION
Orioles manager BUCK SHOWALTER, and his wife ANGELA, will help celebrate the kick-off for the KidsPeace Trick-or-Trot 5K at Dempsey’s Brew Pub and Restaurant at Camden Yards from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET when fans, runners, and walkers can register for the race. Visit www.kidspeace5k.org for more information.
THURSDAY, MAY 10
ORIOLE ADVOCATES EQUIPMENT DONATION
The Orioles and the Oriole Advocates will welcome 11-year-old JACK FONES and his family to Oriole Park to collect an equipment donation from the Orioles Advocates Cardboard to Leather™ campaign. Fones and his family will soon be moving to Rwanda for a multi-year posting with the U.S. State Department. A baseball fan and player, Fones has already begun plans to bring his love of baseball to his new school in Rwanda, with help from an equipment donation from the Cardboard to Leather™ program. The Fones family will also attend batting practice prior to the game. The Oriole Advocates will conduct their annual Cardboard to Leather™ collection at Oriole Park on Sunday, July 15.
BALTIMORE CITY SCHOOLS NIGHT AT ORIOLE PARK
The Orioles will celebrate Baltimore City Schools Night by providing more than 4,000 tickets for students, teachers, and staff. Baltimore City Teacher of the Year LAQUISHA HALL, a high school English/language arts teacher and founder of the Queendom T.E.A (The Etiquette Academy) mentoring program for young women, will be accompanied by DR. SONJA BROOKINS SANTELISES, CEO of Baltimore City Schools, to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
ALUMNI AUTOGRAPH SERIES
Every Monday and Thursday home game, former Orioles players will sign autographs on Eutaw Street as part of the Orioles Alumni Autograph Series. On Thursday, May 10, BRIAN BASS, LARRY BIGBIE, and AARON RAKERS will be on hand to meet fans and sign autographs from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.