The Orioles will hold their annual Fan Appreciation Weekend during their last homestand of the 2010 season when they host the Detroit Tigers for four games, Thursday, September 30 through Sunday, October 3. The following events have been planned for the weekend.
FANS ON THE FIELD FOR THE NATIONAL ANTHEM
During each game of the series, nine fans will be randomly selected to take the field and stand with an Orioles player during the National Anthem. On Sunday, the Orioles will randomly select nine Junior Orioles Dugout Club Members for this event.
SHIRTS OFF OUR BACKS GRAB BAGS
During each game of the series, the Orioles will have locations set up around the ballpark where fans can make a donation to the Orioles Charitable Foundation and receive a grab bag in exchange. Inside each grab bag, fans will have the opportunity to win either a baseball autographed by a current or former Orioles player, or the opportunity to go on the field following Sunday's game to receive a 'shirt off the back' of one of the current Orioles. The 'Shirts Off Our Backs' ceremony will immediately follow the 1:35 p.m. game on Sunday, when each winner will receive a game-worn and autographed jersey of an Orioles player.
STEAL SECOND BASE PRESENTED BY ESSKAY
During the first three games of the weekend series, the Orioles will randomly select one fan who will have the opportunity to go on the field in the middle of the 5th inning and 'Steal Second Base'. The fan will run from the warning track by the bullpen to 2nd base, grab the bag and bring it back to the warning track. The selected fan will receive an Orioles jersey and also win a game-used base.
FAN OF THE GAME
During each game of the series, the fan that is chose as 'Fan of the Game' before the bottom of the 5th inning on the Orioles Video Board will receive an 'Ultimate Orioles Prize Pack,' featuring a pair of 2011 Opening Day tickets, an Orioles Batting Practice visit, Orioles autographed memorabilia and Orioles giveaway items
ORIOLES REACH SILENT AUCTION
OriolesREACH will hold a silent auction during each game of the series on the main concourse at Gate D, beginning when gates to the park open. The auction will last until 8:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, and until 3:00 p.m. on Sunday and will feature sports memorabilia, collectibles and unique experience packages. The auction will benefit the Baltimore Orioles Charitable Foundation.
TRICK-O-TREAT AT CAMDEN YARDS FOR DUGOUT CLUB MEMBERS
On Sunday, the final game of the 2010 season, the Orioles encourage all Junior Orioles Dugout Club members to wear either a Halloween costume or their favorite orange and black outfit for a chance to be randomly selected to win prizes throughout the day. The Orioles are also asking kids to bring their own Trick-O-Treat bag or bucket, as there will be stations set up throughout the ballpark where they can collect goodies and candy.
For more information about Orioles 2010 Fan Appreciation Weekend, fans can call 888-848-BIRD or visit www.orioles.com.