The Orioles and OriolesREACH will host a private fundraising event for Shannon's Fund on Friday, August 19, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Oriole Park prior to the 7:05 p.m. game against the Houston Astros.
There are two ticket options available for the game: $50 for seating in the Eutaw Street Reserve or $65 for seating in the Roof Deck in center field. Both include the private event and a pregame barbeque, an opportunity to watch batting practice from the Roof Deck bar, a visit from an Orioles player, photos with the Oriole Bird, an Orioles gift, two complementary drink tickets, as well as fireworks following the conclusion of the game. Additionally, a silent auction will be held near Gate E to benefit Shannon's Fund.
"We are grateful for Shannon's Fund, which enables us to extend support to our patients and their family members beyond providing direct medical care," said Lisa Rowen, DNSc, RN, CENP, FAAN, chief nurse executive, University of Maryland Medical System and senior vice president of patient care services & chief nursing officer, University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC). "We have seen on numerous occasions how Shannon's Fund has helped cover expenses related to medical care for patients and families in need. Contributions to Shannon's Fund may mean transportation to and from cancer treatments, covering out-of-pocket medication costs, and sometimes even food and clothing. We also thank the Orioles and OriolesREACH for their part in making a meaningful difference for our patients."
An endowment at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Shannon's Fund was established by the Orioles and OriolesREACH in 2008 to provide financial support to hospital patients and their families to assist with many expenses associated with the treatment process. The endowment was created in memory of Shannon Obaker, the club's former Director of Community Outreach, who bravely fought cancer for a year before she passed away in 2007 at the age of 29.
Fans interested in attending should visit www.orioles.com/shannonsfund to purchase tickets. The deadline to purchase tickets is August 10.