BALTIMORE -- The Orioles issued a challenge on Wednesday to all elementary, middle and high schools in the state of Maryland to "Go Orange" and demonstrate their support for the Orioles.
Schools are encouraged to decorate their classrooms, gymnasium and other indoor spaces; adorn the outside of their school or athletic fields with an Orioles look; or to involve students in demonstrating their O's pride, including wearing orange or Orioles clothing.
Schools will be judged on their overall creativity, school spirit and "best use of orange." The winning school will receive a visit from an Orioles player and the Oriole Bird on Thursday, Sept. 27, just before the Orioles play the Red Sox in their final home regular season series of the year during Fan Appreciation Weekend.
For more information, students, teachers and school administrators are invited to visit www.orioles.com/GoOrange. Details regarding a school's involvement can be submitted, along with a photo, at this website beginning on Friday. Only school administrators are eligible to submit a form, and only one form should be submitted per school. Entries must be received by next Thursday, Sept. 20.