Orioles to Host 5K Walk Benefiting the Lungevity Foundation in Memory of Monica Pence Barlow at Oriole Park

The Orioles will open the final homestand of the regular season on Monday, September 28, at 7:05 p.m. against the Toronto Blue Jays. The seven-game homestand will be highlighted by the Breathe Deep Baltimore 5K Walk at Oriole Park; a CALEB JOSEPH school visit for the AT&T "It Can Wait" campaign; several special award presentations; and exclusive giveaways including a Miguel Gonzalez "El Mariachi" designed T-shirt, an Orioles knit bomber hat, and a STEVE PEARCE Fans' Choice Bobblehead presented by AT&T.

On Saturday, October 3, the Orioles will host the LUNGevity Foundation's Breathe Deep Baltimore, a 5K walk to raise funds and awareness for lung cancer in memory of the Orioles' late Public Relations Director, MONICA PENCE BARLOW. Barlow was a member of the Orioles organization for 14 years before she passed away in February of 2014 after a four-and-a-half-year battle with non-small lung cancer. All proceeds from Breathe Deep Baltimore will benefit the LUNGevity Foundation, a non-profit committed to making an immediate impact on increasing quality of life and survivorship of people with lung cancer by accelerating research into early detection and more effective treatments, as well as providing community support and education for all those affected by the disease. The walk will begin at Oriole Park at 9:00 a.m. and conclude on the field. Participants can register for the event beginning at 7:00 a.m. outside of Gate A on the day of the walk or online at www.lungevity.org/baltimore.

The LUNGevity Foundation will also hold a silent auction during Saturday's 7:05 p.m. game when the Orioles host the New York Yankees. The silent auction will feature various Orioles memorabilia items and take place by Gate E through 9:00 p.m.

Additionally, MARK UNGER on behalf of United Concordia Dental will present a check for $10,000 to the LUNGevity Foundation during a pre-game ceremony. Chief Development Officer BECKY BULL will accept the check on behalf of LUNGevity.

IN THE COMMUNITY

CALEB JOSEPH TO PARTICIPATE IN THE AT&T "IT CAN WAIT" SCHOOL VISIT

On Friday, October 2, catcher CALEB JOSEPH will visit Western School of Technology and Environmental Science from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on behalf of AT&T to educate students and faculty on the dangers of texting while driving and to generate awareness for AT&T's "It Can Wait" campaign. As part of the "It Can Wait" program, AT&T will present a 10-minute documentary titled "The Last Text," which recounts stories of families and students who have lost loved ones or have been involved in accidents as a result of texting while driving. Following the video, Joseph will participate in a question-and-answer session with the students. Western School of Technology and Environmental Science is located at 100 Kenwood Ave., Catonsville, MD 21228. Media interested in covering this event should contact Chris Martrich (cmartrich@orioles.com) to RSVP.

AT THE BALLPARK

DARREN O'DAY PRESENTED WITH THE BOB FELLER ACT OF VALOR AWARD

On Monday, September 28, prior to the 7:05 p.m. game against the Toronto Blue Jays, relief pitcher DARREN O'DAY will be presented with the 2015 Bob Feller Act of Valor Award. The award is presented each year to one U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer, one Baseball Hall of Fame member, and one active Major League Baseball player who reflect the values, integrity, and dedication to serving our country that BOB FELLER himself possessed. The annual Bob Feller Act of Valor Award was created in 2013 with the support of the United States Navy, Cleveland Indians, National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Battleship USS Alabama, and the consent of Mrs. ANNE FELLER.

"SAVES FOR SHOCK TRAUMA" CHECK PRESENTATION

On Monday, September 28, during a pre-game ceremony, representatives from KELLY Benefits, Payroll & Technology, SENATOR FRANK KELLY, JK KELLY, DAVID KELLY, JR., and CAITLIN KEEFE will present a check to KAREN DOYLE, Vice President of Nursing and Operations at the R Adam Cowley Shock Trauma Center and ALISON BROWN, Senior Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer of the University of Maryland Medical System. Every Orioles baseball season, KELLY, a leader in comprehensive benefits, payroll, and workforce management solutions, contributes $1,000 for every save that is recorded by an Orioles pitcher. As of September 24, the Orioles have recorded 41 saves. With the support of KELLY and the "Saves for Shock Trauma" Program, The R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center will receive a check for over $50,000 to help save more lives in the Baltimore community. Since 1996, KELLY has contributed over $800,000 to The R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center through the "Saves for Shock Trauma" Program. 

PUBLIC LIBRARY PARTNERSHIP SUMMER READING PROGRAM

On Wednesday, September 30, the Orioles will recognize Maryland State Librarian, IRENE PADILLA, and the 2015 Maryland Public Library Summer Reading Representative students from each county on the field prior to the 7:05 p.m. game against the Toronto Blue Jays. These students represent nearly 200,000 children statewide who participated in the 2015 Maryland Public Library Summer Reading Program. Participants registered at their local public library, read books, and participated in classes and workshops. The Orioles supported the 2015 Maryland Public Library Summer Reading Program by donating 5,000 tickets to Maryland Public Library Branches. The Maryland Public Library Summer Reading Program is a cooperative project between the local public libraries in every county and Baltimore City, the Maryland State Department of Education's Division of Library Development and Services, and the national Collaborative Summer Library Program. The statewide program is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

UNITED CONCORDIA RBI CHECK PRESENTATION

On Thursday, October 1, prior to the 7:05 p.m. game against the Toronto Blue Jays, MARK UNGER on behalf of United Concordia Dental will present a check for $10,000 to the Orioles RBI Program and the Baltimore Orioles Charitable Foundation. Participants from the Orioles RBI League will be present for the ceremony.

MARYLAND MANUFACTURING DAY AT ORIOLE PARK

On Thursday, October 1, the Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership will host "Maryland Manufacturing Day" at Oriole Park. Maryland Manufacturing Day is a celebration that demonstrates the importance of manufacturing work in the community and shows appreciation to Maryland manufacturers, their employees, and their families. Fans can visit the partnership's display of Maryland-made products in Maryland Square outside of Gates A and C on their way into the ballpark.

ZACH BRITTON PRESENTED WITH THE ORIOLE WAY AWARD

On Friday, October 2, the Oriole Advocates will present relief pitcher ZACH BRITTON with the Oriole Way Award during an on-field ceremony prior to the 7:05 p.m. game against the New York Yankees. The Oriole Advocates, with the support of the Baltimore Orioles, created the Oriole Way Award to recognize an Orioles player who has made significant contributions both on and off the field and who demonstrates a sincere willingness and desire to serve the community. The award is presented annually to an Orioles player whose active participation in the community also embraces the Oriole Advocates' mission of promoting and stimulating interest in baseball. The Oriole Advocates will honor Britton with the 2015 Oriole Way Award for his dedication to serving others, including children battling cancer, BARCS animals, and military families.

This season, Britton visited the John Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center Division of Pediatric Oncology to spend time with children battling cancer. Britton also appeared at BARCS for an autograph signing to further support BARCS' mission to care for all animals and to launch the Orioles Pet Calendar sale.

Additionally, Britton has become an avid supporter of military endeavors throughout Birdland. He donates $2,500 to the Orioles Military Sunday Suite Program each year to provide a catered private suite to wounded soldiers and other active duty and veteran military organizations. Britton also spends time interacting with each of the TAPS families that come to enjoy Batting Practice.

MINOR LEAGUE AWARD PRESENTATION

On Friday, October 2, the Orioles will announce the Brooks Robinson Minor League Player of the Year and the Jim Palmer Minor League Pitcher of the Year in an on-field ceremony prior to the 7:05 p.m. game against the New York Yankees. Orioles Director of Minor League Operations KENT QUALLS and Director of Scouting GARY RAJSICH will present the awards to the club's top minor league position player and pitcher.

MOST VALUABLE ORIOLE AWARD PRESENTATION

On Sunday, October 4, prior to the 3:05 game against the New York Yankees, the Orioles will honor the 2015 Most Valuable Oriole as selected by local media during an on-field ceremony. Baltimore and Washington chapter of BBWAA (Baseball Writers Association of America) Vice Chairman DAN CONNOLLY will present the award.

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 Monday, September 28, AL BUMBRY, LARRY SHEETS, and JOHN STEFERO are scheduled to greet fans and sign autographs from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. On Thursday, October 1, CALVIN MADURO, SCOTT MCGREGOR, and NATE SNELL will participate in the series.

ORIOLES MILITARY APPRECIATION PROGRAM

As part of the Orioles' Military Appreciation Program, the Orioles and OriolesREACH donate a catered private suite at each Sunday home game at Oriole Park to servicemen and women through the Sunday Suite Program, presented by GEICO. On Sunday, October 4, military members from Operation Homefront will enjoy the game against the New York Yankees at 3:05 p.m. from a catered suite, have a meet-and-greet with first baseman CHRIS DAVIS and catcher MATT WIETERS, and receive a player t-shirt and cap.

STEAL SECOND BASE PRESENTED BY ESSKAY

The Orioles feature the Steal Second Base contest during every Sunday home game throughout the season. Presented by ESSKAY, the contest allows a young fan to participate in a timed race from the grounds crew area in center field to retrieve second base. The lucky winner receives four tickets to that day's game, gift certificates to use inside the park, an Orioles jersey, and an Orioles prize pack. The contestants will also get to keep the authentic base. The winner for Sunday, October 4, is 10-year old AUSTIN DOPPEL from Hagerstown, MD.

ORIOLES REACH COMMUNITY BOOTH

During each home game, the Orioles provide a community booth for charitable, non-profit organizations to distribute information, sell raffle tickets, register participants, or conduct health care screenings for Orioles fans. The following groups will be at the community booth, located near Gate D, during this homestand:

DATE            ORGANIZATION

Sept. 28          American Heart Association Baltimore Stops! (Gate D Location)

Sept. 29          MCVET (Gate D Location)

                        BARCS (Kids Corner Location)

Sept. 30          Veterans Crisis Line (Gate D Location)

Oct. 1              Franciscan Center, Inc. (Gate D Location)

Oct. 2              Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation, Inc. (Gate D Location)

                        BARCS (Kids Corner Location)

Oct. 3              LUNGevity Foundation (Gate D Location) (Silent Auction Gate E)

                        University of Maryland Children's Hospital (Kids Corner Location)

Oct. 4              The Oriole Advocates Charitable Foundation (Gate D Location)

                        BARCS (Kids Corner Location)

ORIOLES REACH GAMEDAY EXPERIENCE PROGRAM

This season, OriolesREACH is again hosting thousands of underprivileged youth as part of the Gameday Experience Program. Group members receive up to 150 game tickets, concessions, an Orioles t-shirt, a cap, and transportation to and from the game. Tickets are provided courtesy of Orioles players. Players participating in the program this year include WEI-YIN CHEN, CHRIS DAVIS, MIGUEL GONZALEZ, J.J. HARDY, ADAM JONES, BRIAN MATUSZ, CHRIS TILLMAN, and MATT WIETERS. The following organizations will attend games at Oriole Park during this homestand, courtesy of these Orioles players:

  DATE

ORGANIZATION

PLAYER SPONSOR

Sept. 28

New Christian Memorial Church

Matt Wieters

Sept. 29

William Pinderhughes Elementary/Middle School

Chris Davis

Sept. 30

Chesapeake Center for Youth Development

Wei-Yin Chen

Oct. 1

The Historic Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Elementary School

Adam Jones

Oct. 2

True Worship Ministries

J.J. Hardy

Oct. 3

S.P.R.O.U.T. Children's Group

Chris Davis

Oct. 4

Hampstead Hill Academy

Wei-Yin Chen

GIVEAWAYS AND TICKET OFFERS

DATE

ITEM/OFFER

SPONSOR

ELIGIBILITY

Sept. 28

Junior Orioles Dugout Club Date

 

 

Pre-registered Dugout Club members

Sept. 29

Ollie's Bargain Night

Ollie's Bargain Outlet

All Upper Reserve seats $10

Sept. 30

Miguel Gonzalez Designed T-shirt

 

All fans

Oct. 2

AT&T Student Night

Fireworks (postgame)

AT&T

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Students with a valid School I.D.

All fans

Oct. 3

Orioles Knit Bomber Hat

 

First 20,000 fans 15 & over

Oct. 4

Steve Pearce Fan's Choice Bobblehead

AT&T

First 25,000 fans 15 & over