The day's events will begin at 12:00 p.m. with a special ceremony recognizing returning heroes. Following the ceremony, an exhibition softball game will take place on the ballpark's main field. The contest will match local veterans against Sarasota celebrities, including politicians and local stars. Following the game, New York-based singer-songwriter Margaret Valentine will perform.
The day will also feature kid-friendly, hands-on activities including baseball trivia hosted by the South Florida Museum, an exhibit from Mote Marine Laboratory, and much more.
The All-American Family Day concludes with a free concert by Grammy Award-winning artists, "America" (http://www.wmeclients.com/music/adult-contemporary/AMERICA).
All events and activities are free and concessions will be available for purchase. Parking is available in the East Lot at a cost of $5 per vehicle. For the concert, attendees may sit on the outfield grass or in the stands; however, no lawn chairs or high-heeled shoes will be permitted on the field.
The "Arts in the Ballpark" series continues on May 10, when the Sarasota Orchestra performs "Spirit of America", an outdoor Pops concert, featuring guest artist Molly Cherryholmes, a five time Grammy-nominated violinist, vocalist and songwriter. Visit www.orioles.com/Sarasota to view the complete schedule and check back regularly for additional events.
About Orioles in Sarasota 365
Through Sarasota 365, the Orioles and OriolesREACH - the ballclub's charitable arm - demonstrate the club's year-round engagement with the Greater Sarasota community. Whether hosting youth activities, participating in charitable causes or partnering in efforts to boost the local economy, the Orioles are active in the region all year long, proving that their commitment to the club's southern home goes far beyond baseball.
About the Legacy of Valor
Legacy of Valor is a campaign that rallies our community to honor veterans, inspire patriotism and pass freedom on to others. A mosaic of community-driven partnerships will educate and focus the community to use time, talent and treasure to recognize the service and sacrifice of all veterans and their families. For more information, please visit FreedomPassItOn.org.