The Orioles, in partnership with TREY MANCINI and The Trey Mancini Foundation, today announced that the club will host an essential item drive to benefit Blessings in a Backpack on Sunday, July 25, as the Orioles host the Washington Nationals at 1:05 p.m. ET.
Fans are encouraged to bring canned soup, cereal, shelf-stable milk, or monetary donations with them to Gates A and H.
Throughout the game, Blessings in a Backpack will be stationed at the community booth near Gate E until the seventh inning, where fans can learn more about the organization. Fans can also purchase a mystery grab bag on the concourse behind home plate to win an autographed baseball from a former player, with all proceeds going to support local Blessings in a Backpack programs in the Frederick and Baltimore areas.
Earlier this year, The Trey Mancini Foundation announced a partnership with Blessings in a Backpack, a national organization that feeds elementary-aged children on the weekends who face food insecurity. This spring, The Trey Mancini Foundation launched various auctions to support the Blessings in a Backpack program at the Brooklyn O’Malley Boys & Girls Club in Baltimore, feeding approximately 200 kids on the weekends during the school year.
Additionally, as part of the Orioles multi-year partnership with Pepsi Stronger Together, PepsiCo’s series of grassroots initiatives bringing tailored programming support to communities across the country, Pepsi pledged a $250 donation for each home run hit while Mancini competed in the Major League Baseball Home Run Derby on Monday, July 12. After hitting 59 total home runs and finishing in second place, Pepsi donated $14,750 to The Trey Mancini Foundation to benefit Blessings in a Backpack.
To purchase game tickets for Sunday, July 25, please visit Orioles.com/Tickets.
ABOUT BLESSINGS IN A BACKPACK
Hunger has both short and long-term negative effects on children's health and ability to succeed in school. Blessings in a Backpack mobilizes communities, individuals, and resources to provide food on the weekends for elementary school children across America who might otherwise go hungry. Blessings in a Backpack will provide three million hunger-free weekends this school year for more than 88,900 kids in 46 states and Washington, D.C. Visit BlessingsInABackpack.org to learn more.