News Release, Baltimore Orioles
Friday, Sept. 6
CHRIS DAVIS VISIT TO UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
In collaboration with Major League Baseball and Starlight Children’s Foundation, hospitals nominated by 15 clubs have been selected to receive a donation of 200 team-logoed Starlight Gowns, which replace traditional hospital garments with high-quality, comfortable, and brightly colored gowns for children undergoing cancer treatment. On Friday, September 6, CHRIS DAVIS and the Oriole Bird will visit University of Maryland Children’s Hospital, one of the 15 hospitals chosen by MLB and the Starlight Children’s Foundation, to distribute the Orioles-themed gowns to pediatric oncology patients. The event will be closed to the media, but photos and videos will be made available after the event.
TOWSON UNIVERSITY NIGHT
The Orioles are pleased to welcome students, alumni, and supporters of Towson University to Camden Yards as part of Friday’s sold-out University Night.
BIRDLAND COMMUNITY HEROES: ASHLEY VAN STONE
The Orioles will recognize Baltimore County native ASHLEY VAN STONE, the Executive Director of Trash Free Maryland, as of Friday’s Birdland Community Hero. Due in part to Van Stone’s advocacy in the current legislative session, Maryland recently became the first state to ban foam
foodservice products and is leading various local campaigns on plastic bag pollution reduction. Van Stone is routinely consulted by government agencies, businesses and other nonprofits for her expertise in addressing trash management and finding sustainable solutions to reduce waste and litter.
Under her leadership, citizens in Baltimore City have increased access to tools and resources that allow them to reduce litter in their neighborhoods under Trash Free Maryland’s “Less Litter, B-More” campaign. The Orioles Charitable Foundation will make a $2,500 donation to Trash Free Maryland in support of the Birdland Community Heroes program.
FIRKIN FRIDAYS AT FLYING DOG TAP HOUSE
Every Friday throughout the season, the Flying Dog Tap House, located on the first base side of the lower concourse, will host Firkin Fridays and tap a new cask for a different beer each week. This Friday, Double Dog Double IPA with Vanilla, Bourbon Soaked Oak Chips, and Galaxy Hops will be available. A complete schedule of Firkin Friday beers is available at Orioles.com/food.
Saturday, Sept. 7
INAUGURAL ORIOLES RBI FALL BALL LEAGUE
Beginning on Saturday, September 7, the Orioles, in partnership with T. Rowe Price, is offering a fall youth baseball league as part of the Baltimore Orioles RBI program. Close to 100 inner-city baseball players will take part in the program, playing doubleheaders every Saturday throughout September and October.
The Orioles RBI program is a Baltimore City youth baseball and softball league designed to teach important life lessons through the games of baseball and softball, increase their self-esteem, and encourage kids to stay in school.
Prior to Saturday night’s game against the Texas Rangers, fans are invited to attend Camden Vineyards, a pregame wine tasting event featuring wines from all over the world. The event will feature 20 wines from 11 different countries, along with light fare, and an exclusive Camden Vineyards wine
glass. Offerings will include red and white wines from Argentina, Australia, Chile, France, Israel, Italy, New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, and the U.S. Bottles of wine and Orioles decanters will also be available for purchase during the event. A limited number of ticket packages are available, which include a ticket to the game, along with access to Camden Vineyards in the bullpen picnic area. To purchase tickets, please visit Orioles.com/themenights.
CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS DAY
For the fourth consecutive year, Major League Baseball’s 30 teams, in partnership with Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), will wear “gold” on Saturday in recognition of Childhood Cancer Awareness Day. Orioles players, coaches, and grounds crew members will wear gold wrist bands and gold ribbon decals on their uniforms to raise awareness for childhood cancer. In addition, the Orioles will host nine children from Cool Kids Campaign Foundation, Inc., who will take the field with players during the national anthem, and will honor the organization’s founder as Saturday’s Birdland Community Hero. The Towson-based nonprofit, Cool Kids Campaign, is devoted to improving the quality of life for pediatric oncology patients and their families by focusing on the academic, social, and emotional
needs brought on by a cancer diagnosis.
BIRDLAND COMMUNITY HERO: CHRIS FEDERICO
The Orioles will recognize CHRIS FEDERICO, President and Founder of Cool Kids Campaign Foundation, Inc., as Saturday’s Birdland Community Hero. In 2006, Federico founded the organization to support the “Coolest Kids Fighting Cancer,” with the mission to provide free, direct services for children with cancer through academic, social, and emotional programming. Under his leadership, the Cool Kids Campaign has served thousands of families across the country through various programs, such as their customized Care Package Program, and the Cool Kids Connection
Newspaper, a newspaper written by and for “Cool Kids” and mailed out to hospitals across the country. Additionally, “The Cool Kids Clubhouse” in Towson, Maryland, serves local pediatric oncology patients and their siblings through program milestone celebrations. The Orioles Charitable Foundation will make a $2,500 donation to Cool Kids Campaign Foundation, Inc. in support of the Birdland Community Heroes program.
Sunday, Sept. 8
ORIOLES W.B. MASON DELIVERY TRUCK GIVEAWAY
The first 7,500 fans age 14 and under in attendance for Sunday afternoon’s game against the Rangers will receive an Orioles W.B. Mason Delivery Toy Truck.
DELAWARE STATE UNIVERSITY NIGHT
In continuation with University Nights, the Orioles are pleased to welcome students, alumni, and supporters of Delaware State University to Camden Yards. For additional details, or to purchase a ticket package, please visit Orioles.com/university.
BIRDLAND COMMUNITY HERO: JODI RISSE
The Orioles will recognize JODI RISSE, the Supervisor of Food and Nutrition Services for Anne Arundel County Public Schools, as Sunday’s Birdland Community Hero. Risse has overseen the USDA Summer Meals program since 2003, which provides free meals for kids 18 and under in low-income areas in Anne Arundel County. As a result of her leadership, Anne Arundel County Public Schools won multiple awards for their “Tasting of the Rainbow” program, an initiative that provides students eating school lunch the opportunity to sample a new or different fruit or vegetable, while also learning about its origin and nutritional information. Risse also runs a mobile meals program using school buses, which drive out to over fifty sites in Anne Arundel County to serve meals in different neighborhoods. The Orioles Charitable Foundation will make a $2,500 donation to No Kid Hungry MD in support of the Birdland Community Heroes program.
MILITARY APPRECIATION PROGRAM
Military members from the 3rd Battalion, 312th Regiment will enjoy Sunday’s game in a suite, experience a meet-and-greet with players, and receive a T-Shirt and cap as part of the Orioles’ Military Appreciation Sunday Suite Program.
KIDS RUN THE BASES
Sundays are family days at the ballpark when all fans ages 4-14 will be able to participate in a postgame Kids Run the Bases, presented by Weis Markets.