Orioles announce Fan Appreciation Weekend schedule

The Orioles today announced plans for Fan Appreciation Weekend, which will be held Friday, October 2, through Sunday, October 4, when the Orioles host the New York Yankees for the final three-game series of the 2015 regular season. The weekend will feature exclusive giveaways, fireworks, and other opportunities for fans to have unforgettable experiences at Oriole Park.

As a "thank you" to fans for their support throughout the season, the Orioles will also surprise the most-spirited fans at each game with prizes, including Orioles prize packs and autographed items.

Fan Appreciation Weekend will once again be highlighted by several social media contests and experiences designed to reward Birdland's most-dedicated fans. Beginning on Friday, fans attending games at Oriole Park will have access to a special Fan Appreciation filter on Snapchat. Following Friday's game, fans can also enjoy fireworks, presented by Johns Hopkins Medicine, and set to music previously selected by fans on social media.

Additionally, the Orioles will host two contests via social media. Currently, fans can enter the previously launched #PearcePickMe Instagram contest in conjunction with the STEVE PEARCE AT&T Fans' Choice Bobblehead giveaway. Three fans who submit a video or photo of their homemade sign explaining why they should be chosen will be entered for a chance to win tickets to the final game of the season, a meet-and-greet with Pearce prior to the game, and the chance to have Pearce sign their bobblehead. Fans must submit their video or photo on Instagram using #PearcePickMe by 4:59 p.m. today.

On Saturday, randomly-selected fans who tweet a photo of themselves wearing the knit bomber hat giveaway with the hashtag #SendMeToFanFest can win a pair of tickets to Orioles FanFest.

The entire Fan Appreciation Weekend schedule includes:

Friday, October 2

  • Nine fans will be randomly selected before the game to take the field with the starters for the national anthem.
  • At the conclusion of the game, a fireworks display, presented by Johns Hopkins Medicine, will feature music that was previously chosen by fans on social media.
  • A new Fan Appreciation Snapchat filter will debut.

Saturday, October 3

  • The first 20,000 fans ages 15 and over will receive an exclusive, Orioles Knit Bomber Hat.
  • Fans can win tickets to Orioles FanFest by participating in the #SendMeToFanFest Orioles Knit Bomber Hat Twitter contest.
  • One lucky fan will be selected to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
  • Fans will have the chance to interact with Orioles players who will switch roles with Orioles employees from 5:45 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. at various locations around the ballpark.
  • Randomly-selected fans will have the opportunity to participate in the pre-game lineup card exchange on the field, spend an inning with Orioles Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations DAN DUQUETTE, experience what it's like to be a member of the Orioles grounds crew, and visit the Orioles radio and television broadcast booths and the MASN production truck.

Sunday, October 4

  • The first 25,000 fans ages 15 and over will receive the Steve Pearce Fans' Choice Bobblehead, presented by AT&T.
  • One lucky fan will be selected to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
  • Orioles players will participate in a pre-game, "Shirts Off Our Backs" Jersey Ceremony, where 15 Orioles will take the field pre-game and give their jersey to pre-selected fans. Fans will give the jersey back to each player for the game, but will receive it back and autographed by the respective player once the season concludes.
  • Winners of the #PearcePickMe Instagram contest will attend the 3:05 p.m. game against the New York Yankees and will receive a meet-and-greet opportunity with Steve Pearce.