Orioles announce 2017 Spring Training promotions and special events schedule

The Orioles today announced their 2017 Spring Training promotions and special events schedule featuring many fun-filled promotional giveaways and events for fans to enjoy at Ed Smith Stadium.
 
On Sunday, February 26, all fans will receive a 2017 Spring Training schedule magnet, presented by Visit Sarasota, as the Orioles celebrate their Spring Training Opening Day and the start of their eighth season at Ed Smith Stadium. Additionally, the first 1,000 female fans will receive a Birds of Paradise flower, presented by Beneva Flowers, and all fans ages 4-14 can participate in a postgame Kids Run the Bases, presented by Comfort Suites Sarasota, where they can run the bases like their favorite Orioles players. It will be the first of three Kids Run the Bases (also March 5 and March 19).
 
Fans can also enjoy several special events at Ed Smith Stadium throughout Spring Training, including Fireworks Night, presented by the Sarasota Herald-Tribune and Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, on March 25. On March 5, the Orioles will celebrate Youth Baseball Day, presented by the Sarasota YMCA, with an on-field pregame parade for pre-registered youth baseball and softball teams. On March 8, seniors (ages 55 and over) will receive a $2 discount on reserved grandstand tickets and will get their turn to take the field for Seniors Run the Bases. Additionally, the Orioles will wear specially-designed, green caps for St. Patrick's Day on March 17 against Pittsburgh in Bradenton, Fla. The game-worn caps will be autographed, authenticated, and auctioned online to benefit the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. The auction will be held online from March 17-22 at www.orioles.com/spring.
 
The seventh annual All Faiths Food Drive will take place on March 19, when volunteers will collect food and monetary donations at the gates. Since 2011, more than 4,000 pounds of food and more than $5,000 in cash donations have been collected at the yearly food drive to help people in need in the Sarasota community.
 
To purchase tickets, or for more information, call 1-941-893-6300 or visit www.orioles.com/spring.

2017 ORIOLES SPRING TRAINING PROMOTIONS
 
DATE, OPP., ITEM/OFFER, SPONSOR, AGES
2/26, PIT, 2017 ST Schedule Magnet, Visit Sarasota, All fans
Birds of Paradise Flower, Beneva Flowers, 1st 1,000 female fans
Kids Run the Bases (postgame), Comfort Suites Sarasota, All Fans ages 4-14
3/5, PHI, Youth Baseball Day (pregame), Sarasota YMCA, Pre-registered youth teams
Kids Run the Bases (postgame), Comfort Suites Sarasota, All Fans ages 4-14
3/8, TOR, Seniors Run the Bases (postgame), All Fans 55 and over
3/17-22, "Go Green" Auction
3/19, DET, Kids Run the Bases (postgame), Comfort Suites Sarasota, All Fans ages 4-14
All Faiths Food Drive
3/25, MIN, Fireworks Night (postgame), Sarasota Herald-Tribune & Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, All Fans