On Thursday, July 13, 2017, participants enjoyed "Crush's Homers for Hearts," a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to compete in a Home Run Derby challenge in foursomes on the field at Oriole Park. Along with taking part in the Home Run Derby, participants also had the opportunity to watch a private Orioles team workout prior to the event, warm up on the field with Orioles strength and conditioning coaches, enjoy complimentary food and beverages, and take pictures with Chris and Jill Davis. Additionally, the Davis family hosted patients from UMCH for a longest ball T-ball challenge.
Charity Home Run Derby Benefiting University of Maryland Children's Hospital Hosted By Chris & Jill Davis
The event raised nearly $100,000 for the hospital. Chris and Jill Davis serve as ambassadors for the University of Maryland Children's Hospital at the University of Maryland Medical Center, helping to raise awareness for childhood illnesses and UMCH's role as a leader in patient care, pediatric disease research, and teaching future generations of health care providers. The Davis family announced their partnership with the University of Maryland Children's Hospital in late 2016.