Orioles winner to be honored at 2010 MLB All-Star Game on FOX
The Orioles, along with Major League Baseball and PEOPLE have announced Casey Davis as the Orioles "All-Star" of the "All-Stars Among Us" campaign, which debuted in 2009 and recognizes individuals who are serving their communities in extraordinary ways. Out of the three "All-Star" finalists representing the Orioles, Davis, a Westminster resident, has been chosen by fans across the nation for his community service through DeafMD, an online service that provides health education videos for the deaf. Davis, plus the other 29 "All-Stars Among Us," one representing each MLB club, will attend and be honored during the pre-game ceremony of the 81st Major League Baseball All-Star Game on July 13 on FOX beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET.
Fans across the nation cast 1.7 million votes, more than double the amount of votes from last year, at PeopleAllStars.com to select the 30 "All-Stars Among Us" winners out of the pool of 90 finalists who are serving as leaders within their communities.
After five years of self-funded design and development, Casey Davis launched www.DeafMD.org in 2008, which provides health education videos for the deaf in their preferred language. Until then, no internet resource existed to explain a wide variety of health-related topics in American Sign Language for the deaf community. Now, more than 90 percent of the surveyed visitors report they know more about their health because of DeafMD.
Davis will be at Camden Yards Tuesday, June 29 to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Orioles game against the Oakland A's.