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Media invited to cover Mayors' Feed the Hungry Sorting Day this Friday at Ed Smith Stadium

November 20, 2019

The Orioles will once again host the Mayors’ Feed the Hungry Program Thanksgiving Sorting Day in the East Lot of Ed Smith Stadium on Friday, November 22 between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Volunteers are invited to help sort and package donated food items for pick-up by charities, food pantries,

The Orioles will once again host the Mayors’ Feed the Hungry Program Thanksgiving Sorting Day in the East Lot of Ed Smith Stadium on Friday, November 22 between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Volunteers are invited to help sort and package donated food items for pick-up by charities, food pantries, and religious institutions that serve families in need in the Sarasota area. Volunteers do not need to register in advance. Orioles catcher CHANCE SISCO and his wife, JORDAN, and Orioles pitcher EVAN PHILLIPS and his girlfriend, ELIZABETH, will be on site to volunteer beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Media interested in covering the event should RSVP to [email protected]. Media parking will be available in the East Lot. Downloadable photos of Orioles pitcher ASHER WOJCIECHOWSKI and Orioles outfielder DWIGHT SMITH, JR. collecting items earlier this week are available via Photoshelter, courtesy of the Orioles.

Sponsored by mayors and government leaders in Sarasota and Manatee counties, the Mayors’ Feed the Hungry Program is a nonprofit coalition of charitable organizations, service agencies and religious institutions. Last year, the program collected and donated 72 tons of nonperishable food and 2,300 turkeys. All the food collected is given to the needy at no charge in time for Thanksgiving. Mayors’ Feed the Hungry also uses cash donations to distribute food gift cards. For more information, visit www.mayorsfeedthehungry.org.

The program is endorsed by the mayors of Sarasota, Bradenton, Palmetto, Venice, Longboat Key, Holmes Beach, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria, and North Port, as well as the chairs of the Sarasota County and Manatee County Commissions.

The Orioles’ support for All Faiths Food Bank and Mayors’ Feed the Hungry Program is part of Sarasota 365, a host of initiatives through which the Baltimore Orioles and Orioles Charitable Foundation demonstrate the ballclub’s year-round engagement with the Greater Sarasota community. An independent analysis commissioned by Sarasota County Government concluded that the Orioles generate approximately $92 million in annual economic impact back to taxpayers and residents. By marketing Sarasota to fans in the Mid-Atlantic region, operating a year-round athletic training facility, producing entertainment and sporting events, partnering with charitable causes, and hosting and often subsidizing youth sports tournaments and activities, the Orioles demonstrate an abiding commitment to their Florida home that goes far beyond baseball. For more information, media may visit Orioles.com/Sarasota.