Athletes & Artists Play for Kids Charity Weekend celebrated current country hits, combining song and sport to support arts education and girls’ empowerment, and featured the fifth annual “Nashville’s Music Row Comes to the Ballpark” VIP charity event, two Orioles home games, and free community workshops for local youth.
A portion of proceeds from the weekend’s events benefited the Orioles Charitable Foundation’s Music & Arts Education Scholarship, which was created in 2019 to support deserving students and programs in Baltimore, Sarasota, and Nashville. Past beneficiaries include the Music Health Alliance, Sarasota YMCA, Library Foundation for Sarasota County, and Girls, Inc.
Charitable donors returned to Ed Smith Stadium Saturday evening for the fifth annual “Nashville’s Music Row Comes to the Ballpark” VIP charity event. This one-of-a-kind, all-access event, hosted by event founder and singer-songwriter Margaret Valentine, brought Orioles players and Nashville artists together in support of music education.
The event featured an all-star line-up which included Billboard chart-topping and Platinum-certified country artist RaeLynn, as well as GRAMMY and CMA nominated songwriters Jordan Schmidt and Jimmy Robbins. The night also introduced emerging Nashville artist Carter Faith and special guest emcee Renee Blair, who was recently named to the CMT Next Women of Country’s 2020 Class.