The Orioles announced today that they are once again inviting all baseball fans to celebrate their birthdays at Camden Yards and attend a game for free in 2010. The "Come Free for your Birthday" promotion, this year presented by Carvel, debuted last season as part of the Birdland Stimulus Package and was wildly successful, with over 45,000 fans participating and receiving a free ticket voucher for their birthday.
The 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 2010. The Orioles will also offer 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 novelty item. In addition, the party will be announced on the Camden Yards 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 center field scoreboard 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 Camden Yards during the game to receive a free certificate customized to commemorate the special day.
"Thousands of fans choose to celebrate their birthdays at Camden Yards each year, and the Orioles want to make sure the opportunity remains as affordable and enjoyable as possible for everyone who wishes to spend their special day with us," said Orioles Director of Communications Greg Bader.
For more information on the Orioles' birthday offerings, visit orioles.com or call 888-848-BIRD.