The Orioles and OriolesREACH will again partner with the Casey Cares Foundation to host the sixth annual Casey Cares 5K Run/Walk at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Saturday, August 1. Orioles pitcher BRIAN MATUSZ will serve as race ambassador.
"Brian Matsuz and the Baltimore Orioles are amazing on and off the field," CASEY BAYNES, the Executive Director of the Casey Cares Foundation stated. "Last year, with the support of the O's, Casey Cares provided more than 16,000 activities to our community. These cherished memories are possible because of the Orioles ongoing commitment to the critically-ill children in our programs."
"It is an honor to partner with Casey Cares to help brighten the lives of these brave children and their families," said BRIAN MATUSZ. "We are grateful to the runners and walkers who support this event, which is critical to the foundation's ongoing efforts."
Over the past several years, Matusz has visited Casey Cares patients at local hospitals and attended Casey Cares Extra Innings Events, where critically-ill children and their families met with Orioles players to learn how to play baseball. Matusz also hosts Casey Cares patients at the ballpark, allowing the children to experience batting practice, tour the clubhouse, and meet the Orioles.
The 3.1 mile run/one mile walk starts at 8:00 a.m. and begins at Oriole Park and ends on the field. Participants will partake in a pre-race warm-up with the Oriole Bird, music, and other entertainment, and will enjoy post-race refreshments. Top race winners will be announced in a pre-game ceremony prior to that night's 7:05 p.m. game against the Detroit Tigers.
Registration for the race is open now through August 1, and both teams and individuals are encouraged to register. Entry fees are $30 per person through June 8, $35 per person through August 1, or $40 on race day. To register, visit www.orioles.com/caseycares.
All proceeds will benefit the Casey Cares Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides personalized, uplifting, and ongoing programs with a special touch to critically-ill children and their family members throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Over the past two years since moving to Oriole Park, the race has raised more than $190,000.