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Orioles host "go green" day this Sunday

The Orioles will host "Go Green" Day, presented by Waste Pro, for their St. Patrick's Day game this Sunday, March 17 at 1:05 p.m. against the Minnesota Twins. The Orioles will wear green cartoon bird caps for the game, after which they will be autographed and auctioned online at www.orioles.com/spring, with proceeds to benefit the Mote Marine Laboratory Animal Hospitals. The Sarasota-based hospitals treat animals that have been harmed due to damage to the environment. The Mote Marine Laboratory Animal Hospitals will also be featured at the OriolesREACH community booth on the main concourse during the game to educate fans about their dolphin, whale and sea turtle hospitals.

The Orioles will also wear the green cartoon bird caps for Sunday's 1:05 p.m. game vs. the Phillies in Clearwater. The online auction of the green caps will begin at noon on Sunday, March 17 through Sunday, March 24 at 6:00 p.m. at www.orioles.com/spring.

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Ed Smith Stadium uses environmentally-friendly practices including recycling, reclaimed water for toilets and irrigation, solar panels and roofing materials that conserve energy use requirements, and preferred parking for car pooling and fuel efficient vehicles. The Orioles also recently became a partner in Sarasota County's "Green Business Partnership" program. Additional information on the Orioles' commitment to the environment at Ed Smith Stadium can be found at www.orioles.com/sarasota.

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