Orioles announce new military appreciation program

The Orioles are fortunate to be surrounded by dedicated military personnel throughout the region, and the organization is grateful for all of those who risk their lives each day for our country. In that spirit, as we approach Memorial Day, the club is proud to announce support for military members and their families through a variety of exclusive ticket offers, suite donations and special gameday activities.

ORIOLES MILITARY APPRECIATION PROGRAM

TICKET DISCOUNTS AT EVERY GAME: The Orioles extend a $3 discount off of all tickets for all military (active, retired and reserve) and their families, available at the Oriole Park Box Office. Even more significant discounts for military members can be arranged by contacting their ITT/Leisure Travel office.

MILITARY SUNDAYS: For every non-prime Sunday home game, members of the military (active, retired and reserve) can purchase Buy One, Get One Free tickets in select seating sections through their ITT/Leisure Travel office

SUNDAY SUITE PROGRAM: Every Sunday home game, the Orioles will donate a catered private suite to wounded soldiers and other active military groups and their families. Guests will also be treated to a special player meet and greet before the game, recognition after the playing of "God Bless America" and will receive t-shirts and hats. Jake Arrieta, Zach Britton, Jim Johnson, Luke Scott and Matt Wieters will all participate in the program. Wounded soldiers from Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Fort Meade are scheduled to attend upcoming games.

ACTIVE DUTY SPECIAL OFFER: All Active Duty Personnel are encouraged to show their active duty ID badge to receive a complimentary Orioles cap in the Warehouse Fan Assistance Center at any home game.

WELCOME HOME SCOREBOARD MESSAGES: The Orioles are proud to offer free "Welcome Home" messages on Oriole Park's MASNvision scoreboard for all active military personal returning home from duty. To find out more information, or to reserve a message for an upcoming game, call 888-848-BIRD.

VETERAN TICKETS FOUNDATION

The Orioles have hosted over 5,000 military members for games at Camden Yards so far this season through a program called Veteran Tickets Foundation (Vet Tix), a non-profit organization that provides event tickets for military, veterans and their families. These tickets help build morale for soldiers from all military branches that may be preparing to deploy, assist returning soldiers in their adjustment to civilian life and provide a fun day at the ballpark for the families of those deployed.

WELCOME BACK VETERANS

Major League Baseball and the Orioles support Welcome Back Veterans, a program that addresses the needs of returning American veterans and their families. The Orioles, along with all other MLB teams, will wear special "Stars and Stripes" hats for their games on Memorial Day (May 30), Independence Day (July 4) and Patriot Day (September 11) to raise awareness for this worthy program. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these hats will benefit Welcome Back Veterans. In addition, all teams playing on Memorial Day will pause at 3:00 p.m. to observe a Moment of Remembrance in honor of military members who have lost their lives.

For more information about any of these programs, fans should call 1-888-848-BIRD, visit www.orioles.com or contact their local ITT/Leisure Travel office.