The Orioles announced today that they will once again invite all baseball fans to celebrate their birthday at Camden Yards and attend a game for free in 2013. The "Come Free for your Birthday" promotion, presented by Carvel, debuted in 2009 and has continued every season since. The program has been wildly successful, with nearly 100,000 fans participating since its inception.
The birthday promotion is part of the team's effort to continue to offer Orioles baseball as the most affordable entertainment destination in the region. The free ticket voucher is one of a number of birthday celebration options presented by Carvel that will return in 2013. Oriole Park also offers kids' birthday party packages, visits from the Oriole Bird, Scoreboard Surprises and birthday certificates to help fans celebrate their special day at the ballpark.
All fans who register their day of birth at orioles.com/birthdays will receive a voucher good for one complimentary ticket to any non-prime game in their birthday month. Fans with birthdays from January through March will receive a voucher to an April game, and fans with birthdays in October to December may attend a game in September.
The Orioles will also offer an all-inclusive Carvel birthday party package for kids 14 and under and their guests. For $25 per person ($35 per person for prime games), each member of the birthday party will receive a game ticket in the Terrace Box area in right field, vouchers for a kid-sized hot dog, popcorn and soda, and a Carvel ice cream treat. In addition, the party will be announced on the Oriole Park video board and the Oriole Bird will make a visit to the birthday section during the game.
Fans of all ages can have their birthday recognized at the ballpark and help a charitable cause at the same time by scheduling a visit from the Oriole Bird or a Scoreboard Surprise. For a $75 donation to the Orioles Charitable Foundation, the Oriole Bird will bring a goody bag directly to the birthday celebrant's seat. For a $25 donation to the Foundation, the birthday will be listed on the Oriole Park centerfield video board during the game. Reservations for these two options must be placed at least 48 hours in advance by visiting orioles.com or calling 888-848-BIRD.
Finally, all fans who are celebrating a birthday can stop by any of the Fan Assistance locations at Oriole Park during the game to receive a free certificate customized to commemorate the special day.
For more information on the Orioles' birthday offerings, visit orioles.com or call 888-848-BIRD.