The Orioles will host "Go Green" Day, presented by Waste Pro, at Ed Smith Stadium for St. Patrick's Day on Thursday, March 17, when the Orioles host the Minnesota Twins at 7:05 p.m. ET. Orioles players and coaches will wear specially-designed white jerseys with green Orioles script lettering and a shamrock on the right sleeve with green caps for the game. The caps and jerseys will be autographed, authenticated, and auctioned online at www.orioles.com/spring to benefit Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.
Orioles fans may bid online to support Selby Gardens in the Orioles' annual Go Green auction at www.orioles.com/spring beginning Thursday, March 17, at 7:05 p.m. through Thursday, March 24, at 10:00 p.m. The club will present the donation total from the auction to Selby Gardens prior to the final home game of Spring Training on Thursday, March 31. Last year, the auction raised nearly $8,000.
Selby Gardens is a world-renowned botanical garden and leader in environmental research and education nestled in an urban setting on the shores of Sarasota Bay. More than 150,000 guests visit each year to relax, learn, explore and experience the plants, exhibits, and educational programs available 364 days a year. Selby Gardens specializes in epiphytes, or plants like orchids, bromeliads and ferns that grow upon other plants without harming them. Through educational outreach and horticultural displays, Selby Gardens promotes understanding of the natural world and stimulates advocacy for plant habitat conservation.
Additionally, Ed Smith Stadium is one of the most environmentally-friendly ballparks in the nation, using recycling, reclaimed water for toilets and irrigation, and solar panels and roofing materials that conserve energy. The Orioles are a partner in Sarasota County's "Green Business Partnership" program. Additional information on the Orioles' commitment to the environment at Ed Smith Stadium can be found at www.orioles.com/sarasota.