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Orioles announce Fan Appreciation Weekend schedule

September 20, 2019

The Orioles today announced plans for Fan Appreciation Weekend, which will be held beginning tonight, Friday, September 20, through Sunday, September 22, when the Orioles host the Seattle Mariners for the final three-game series of the 2019 regular season. The weekend will feature exclusive giveaways and opportunities for fans to

The Orioles today announced plans for Fan Appreciation Weekend, which will be held beginning tonight, Friday, September 20, through Sunday, September 22, when the Orioles host the Seattle Mariners for the final three-game series of the 2019 regular season. The weekend will feature exclusive giveaways and opportunities for fans to enjoy unforgettable experiences at Oriole Park.

As a “thank you” to fans for their support throughout the season, the Orioles will surprise the most-spirited fans at each game with prizes, including Orioles prize packs and autographed items. Randomly-selected fans will also have the chance to enjoy unique experiences over the weekend including opportunities to deliver the lineup card or throw the ceremonial first pitch. Fans will also be able to interact with Orioles players as they swap roles with Orioles employees around the ballpark prior to Saturday night’s game, and pre-selected fans will participate with Orioles players in a “Shirts Off Our Backs” Jersey Ceremony before the final home game of the season on Sunday afternoon. Additionally, throughout the weekend, a special Fan Appreciation filter will be available on Snapchat.

Fan Appreciation Weekend will once again include sweepstakes and opportunities for fans to win prizes via the Orioles social media accounts. Fans should follow @Orioles on Twitter for instructions on how to enter. All fans who check in through the MLB.com Ballpark App throughout the entirety of the homestand will receive a 20 percent off MLBshop.com offer for Orioles merchandise. Five fans who click in will also unlock a code for a free R.B.I. Baseball 19 game. Additionally, one of the first 250 fans to check in each day will win an autographed baseball (Friday), autographed jersey (Saturday), or autographed bat (Sunday). The entire Fan Appreciation Weekend schedule includes:

Friday, September 20

• Fans have the opportunity to celebrate O’stoberfest presented by RavenBeer on Friday, September 20 before the Orioles take on the Mariners. The special ticket package includes a pregame party in the centerfield bullpen picnic area from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. including a wide variety of brands featuring Oktoberfest-style and other types of beers to sample and enjoy throughout the two-hour event, as well as German-style light fare. Must be 21 years or older to attend. Tickets can be purchased at Orioles.com/ostoberfest.

• One lucky fan will be selected to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

• One fan will be randomly selected to accompany the umpires and managers to exchange lineup cards prior to first pitch.

• During the game, spirited fans will receive autographed items and prizes.

• One spirited fan will be named Fan of the Game and receive an autographed item in their prize pack.

• A special Fan Appreciation Snapchat filter will be available for use in the Snapchat app.

Saturday, September 21

Q&A with Minor League Award Winners: Fans are invited to meet and interact with top Orioles prospects RYAN MOUNTCASTLE, MIKE BAUMANN, and GRAYSON RODRIGUEZ during a Q&A session on the Budweiser Roof Deck in center field at 5:30 p.m. Beginning at 6:00 p.m. fans are then invited to participate in a second Q&A session with Orioles Executive Vice President and General Manager MIKE ELIAS, Double-A Bowie Manager BUCK BRITTON, Class-A Delmarva Manager KYLE MOORE, and Class-A Delmarva Pitching Coach JUSTIN RAMSEY.

• The first 20,000 fans ages 15 and over will receive an Orioles Sherpa Blanket.

• Fans will have the chance to interact with Orioles players who will switch roles with Orioles employees prior to the game at various locations around the ballpark.

• During the game, spirited fans will receive autographed items and prizes.

• One spirited fan will be named Fan of the Game and receive an autographed item in their prize pack.

• A special Fan Appreciation Snapchat filter will be available for use in the Snapchat app.

Sunday, September 22

• The first 20,000 fans ages 15 and over will receive a Gray Retro Orioles T-Shirt.

• Orioles players will participate in a pregame “Shirts Off Our Backs” Jersey Ceremony where Orioles players will take the field pregame and give their jersey to pre-selected fans. Fans will return the jersey to each player for the game, but will receive it back autographed by the respective player once the season concludes.

• One child will be selected to announce “Play Ball!” which will officially begin the regular season home finale.

• During the game, spirited fans will receive autographed items and prizes.

• One spirited fan will be named Fan of the Game and receive an autographed item in their prize pack.

• All fans ages 4 to 14 get the chance to participate in Kids Run the Bases presented by Weis Markets after the game.

• A special Fan Appreciation Snapchat filter will be available for use in the Snapchat app.

For more information, visit Orioles.com/fanappreciation.