Orioles announce three-day caravan
The Orioles and OriolesREACH have announced plans for a three-day, four-city caravan around Maryland next week that will include appearances by several players as well as executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette and manager Buck Showalter.
On Wednesday Orioles pitchers Brian Matusz and Kevin Gausman and will appear at the William Talley Recreation Center (121 North Bentz Street in Frederick, Md.) home of the Class-A Frederick Keys, to meet with children from the Police Athletic League and the Frederick Boys and Girls Club. They will sign autographs and play games with the children from 4:00-5:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
On Thursday pitchers Zach Britton and Chris Tillman will be at the Westfield Annapolis Mall (2002 Jennifer Road) from 6:00-8:00 p.m. to sign autographs, pose for photos with children and take part in question and answer sessions with fans in the JC Penney Concourse. A raffle to benefit the Bowie Health Center will take place as part of the event.
Showalter will serve as the keynote speaker at the Aberdeen Ironbirds’ Hot Stove Dinner at Ripken Stadium Thursday night from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Closer Jim Johnson will join Showalter at the event. Tickets for the dinner are $40 and are available through the Ironbirds’ website http://www.ironbirdsbaseball.com.
On Saturday, January 26, Duquette will serve as the keynote speaker for the 12th Annual Delmarva Shorebirds Hot Stove Dinner at the Delmar VFW at 200 West State Street in Delmar from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Tickets for the dinner are $33 and are available through the Shorebirds’ website http://www.theshorebirds.com. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit the Delmarva Shorebirds Community Fund and the United Way of the Eastern Shore.
Orioles centerfielder Adam Jones will join the Y of Central Maryland for “A Monument to Greatness” tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Friday, January 18 at the Weinberg Family Center Y at 900 East 33rd Street in Baltimore. Jones and MLK Foundation President and CEO Harry E. Johnson will speak at the breakfast which will run from 9:00-10:30 a.m. Tickets to the event are available at http://www.ymaryland.org and proceeds from the event will benefit Y programs for vulnerable youths in Baltimore.