Orioles announce 2012 Military Appreciation Program

The Orioles are fortunate to be surrounded by dedicated military personnel throughout the region, and the organization is grateful for all of those who risk their lives each day for our country. In that spirit, as we approach Memorial Day, the club is proud to announce a variety of ticket programs that offer support for military members and their families.

ORIOLES MILITARY APPRECIATION PROGRAM

 • TICKET DISCOUNTS AT EVERY GAME The Orioles extend a $3 discount off of all tickets for all military (active, retired and reserve) and their families, available at the Oriole Park Box Office. Even more significant discounts for military members can be arranged by contacting their ITT/Leisure Travel office.

 • MILITARY SUNDAYS
For every non-prime Sunday home game, members of the military (active, retired and reserve) can purchase Buy One, Get One Free tickets in select seating sections through their ITT/Leisure Travel office.

 • SUNDAY SUITE PROGRAM presented by Geico
Every Sunday home game, the Orioles, in partnership with Geico, will donate a catered private suite to wounded soldiers and other active military groups and their families. Guests will also be treated to a special player meet and greet before the game, recognition after the playing of "God Bless America" and will receive Orioles player t-shirts courtesy of Under Armour. Participating players include JAKE ARRIETA, ZACH BRITTON, TOMMY HUNTER, JIM JOHNSON, NICK MARKAKIS, BRIAN MATUSZ, MARK REYNOLDS and MATT WIETERS. A number of guests from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital have already attended several games this season.

 • ACTIVE DUTY SPECIAL OFFER
All Active Duty Personnel are encouraged to show their active duty ID badge to receive a complimentary Orioles cap at the Fan Assistance Center in the Warehouse at any home game.

 • WELCOME HOME SCOREBOARD MESSAGES
The Orioles are proud to offer free "Welcome Home" messages on Oriole Park's MASNvision scoreboard for all active military personal returning home from duty. To find out more information, or to reserve a message for an upcoming game, call 888-848-BIRD.

WELCOME BACK VETERANS
Major League Baseball and the Orioles support Welcome Back Veterans, a program that addresses the needs of returning American veterans and their families. The Orioles, along with all other MLB teams, will wear special camouflage logo hats for their games on Memorial Day (May 28), Independence Day (July 4) and Patriot Day (September 11) to raise awareness for this worthy program. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these hats will benefit Welcome Back Veterans.

For more information about any of these programs, fans should call 1-888-848-BIRD, visit www.orioles.com/military or contact their local ITT/Leisure Travel office.