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This week at the yard

August 19, 2019

“MEET THE MAKERS” CAMPAIGN Beginning today and continuing through Wednesday, the Orioles will host Oriole Park Pop-Ups in conjunction with Visit Baltimore’s “Meet the Makers” campaign, to celebrate local businesses, women’s entrepreneurship, women’s equality, and girls’ empowerment as part of the club’s year-long celebration of the 19th amendment. Each day

“MEET THE MAKERS” CAMPAIGN
Beginning today and continuing through Wednesday, the Orioles will host Oriole Park Pop-Ups in conjunction with Visit Baltimore’s “Meet the Makers” campaign, to celebrate local businesses, women’s entrepreneurship, women’s equality, and girls’ empowerment as part of the club’s year-long celebration of the 19th amendment. Each day will feature three different female entrepreneurs, artisans, and craft makers from Baltimore who will showcase and sell their products and services. Booths will be located by the National Woman’s Party’s Standing Together exhibit located on the lower concourse behind home plate.

ALUMNI AUTOGRAPH SERIES
Every Monday and Thursday home game, former Orioles players will sign autographs on Eutaw Street as part of the Orioles Alumni Autograph Series. LARRY BIGBIE, STEVE JOHNSON, and JEFF RINEER will be on hand to meet fans and sign autographs from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. ET.

ORIOLE PARK MEET THE MAKERS CAMPAIGN
As part of this week’s Oriole Park Pop-Ups in conjunction with Visit Baltimore’s “Meet the Makers” campaign, the Orioles will welcome three unique local businesses on Monday. The Orioles will host Hon’s Honey (honshoney.com), which features all-natural, locally sourced honey as well as body products. The company provides an opportunity for women in Baltimore who have been exposed to addiction, abuse, poverty, sex-trafficking, and prostitution to rise above challenges and improve their lives. Also featured will be Taste This Cake (tastethiscake.com), which produces made-to-order cakes and baked goods using locally-sourced ingredients for the freshest and best tasting cakes. The third to be featured is Wight Tea Company (wighttea.com), which handcrafts high-quality loose-leaf tea blends and curates single-estate teas.

DELMARVA SHORBIRDS PROSPECT VISIT
The Orioles will welcome Class-A Delmarva Shorebirds prospects, infielder ADAM HALL, right-handed pitcher GRAYSON RODRIGUEZ, and left-handed pitcher DREW ROM to Oriole Park on Monday Night. According to Baseball America’s Midseason Top 30 Prospect List, Rodriguez ranks No. 3 among prospects in the Orioles system, Rom ranks No. 15, and Hall ranks No. 18. Hall, Rodriguez, and Rom will attend batting practice, visit with the current Major League team, speak with media at approximately 6:10 p.m. in the Press Box, and sign autographs on Eutaw Street from 6:30 to 6:50 p.m.

CEREMONIAL FIRST PITCH: MAXWELL COSTES
Prior to Monday’s game, the Orioles will welcome MAXWELL COSTES, a former Orioles RBI team member and current University of Maryland baseball player, to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Costes played for the Hamilton Hammers baseball team within the Baltimore Orioles RBI program and was part of the Orioles Senior Baseball team that advanced to the RBI World Series in Cincinnati, Ohio in 2017. In his freshman campaign at the University of Maryland, Costes was named Freshman of the Year, and selected to the All-Big Ten First Team and All-Big Ten Freshman Team. Former teammates and coaches from the 2017 Senior Orioles RBI World Series team will also be in attendance.

MARYLAND PUBLIC LIBRARIES SUMMER READING PROGRAM
The Orioles have donated 5,000 tickets as awards to children who most fully participate in the Maryland Public Libraries’ summer reading program, an essential part of building children’s vocabulary and preventing summer learning loss. They will be welcomed to Oriole Park on Monday, August 19 or Tuesday, August 20, and representatives from each county library will be acknowledged on the field during a special pregame ceremony on Monday.

P.L.A.Y. CLINIC AT ORIOLE PARK
Orioles infielder/outfielder STEVIE WILKERSON, Orioles Head Athletic Trainer BRIAN EBEL, and members of the Orioles athletic training staff will welcome groups from Furman Templeton Elementary School, Horizon Day Camp, and the National Down Syndrome Society to Oriole Park on Tuesday for the annual P.L.A.Y. Campaign Clinic. Promoting a Lifetime of Activity for Youth (P.L.A.Y.) is a public awareness campaign through the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS), in conjunction with the Taylor Hooton Foundation. The P.L.A.Y. campaign combats childhood obesity and promotes healthy living and decision-making among young people throughout the country. The Orioles will provide P.L.A.Y. clinic participants with tickets to attend Tuesday night’s game.

ORIOLES HONOR DISABILITY COMMUNITY
The Orioles will host more than a dozen local agencies, including Disability Rights Maryland and League For People with Disabilities, to recognize the advocates and organizations who work on behalf of those in the disability community. The Orioles will also host representatives of these organizations during a pregame, on-field ceremony.

CHALLENGER BASEBALL CEREMONY
The Orioles will recognize 35 players from the Oriole Advocates Challenger Baseball (OACB) program as part of an on-field, pregame ceremony on Tuesday. The OACB was founded in 2010 in collaboration with the Baltimore Orioles and provides assistance to Challenger Baseball teams to help children with mental and/or physical challenges enjoy the game of baseball in Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Southern Pennsylvania.

ORIOLE PARK MEET THE MAKERS CAMPAIGN
In continuation of the Oriole Park Pop-Ups in conjunction with Visit Baltimore’s “Meet the Makers” campaign, the Orioles will welcome three female entrepreneurs on Tuesday. The Orioles will host B.Willow (BWillow.com), located in Remington and Canton, which teaches patrons plant care and terrarium building at the two locations. The Orioles will also welcome Drama MaMa Bookshop (DramaMaMaBookshop.com), which offers custom laser cut journals and notebooks with colorful cardstock and wooden covers at the studio and bookshop in Greenmount West. Additionally, Natasha’s Just Brittle (JustBrittlez.com) will be on hand. The store, located in Northeast Baltimore offers homemade brittle, chocolates, and popcorn.

ORIOLE PARK MEET THE MAKERS CAMPAIGN
The third and final day of the Oriole Park Pop-Ups in conjunction with Visit Baltimore’s “Meet the Makers” campaign will feature three more female entrepreneurs from Baltimore. The Orioles will host Ama Scents (amascents.com), a line of essential oil products that are inspired by ‘90s R&B and African American culture, with a portion of all proceeds going towards wellness programming for low-income single mothers in Baltimore City. Also featured will be Treats for Eats (treats4eats.com), which specializes in vegan, gluten-free, and allergen free (nut-free, soy-free, egg-free, and dairy-free) baked goods. WhitePaws RunMitts (runmitts.com) will also be on site, who create fully convertible mittens designed for runners, walkers, and any outdoor enthusiasts.

DOG DAYS OF AUGUST
The “Dog Days of August” promotion invites fans to bring their dogs to Oriole Park and enjoy Dollar Dogs during Thursday home games in August. All fans in attendance on Thursday will be able to enjoy $1 hot dogs, which will be available at all Camden Franks, O’ What a Dog, Baseline Burgers, Charm City Chicken Shack, and Roma Sausage locations throughout the ballpark.

Additionally, fans have the opportunity to bring their dogs to the ballpark with the purchase of a special Dog Days of August ticket package. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit Orioles.com/DogDays.

ALUMNI AUTOGRAPH SERIES
Every Monday and Thursday home game, former Orioles players will sign autographs on Eutaw Street as part of the Orioles Alumni Autograph Series. CALVIN MADURO, TOM NIEDENFUER, and CHRIS RAY will be on hand to meet fans and sign autographs from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.