Orioles announce Fan Appreciation Weekend schedule

The Orioles today announced plans for Fan Appreciation Weekend, which will be held Friday, September 28, through Sunday, September 30, when the Orioles host the reigning World Champion Houston Astros for the final four-game series of the 2018 regular season. The weekend will feature exclusive giveaways and opportunities for fans to enjoy unforgettable experiences at Oriole Park.

As a “thank you” to fans for their support throughout the season, the Orioles will surprise the most-spirited fans at each game with prizes, including Orioles prize packs and autographed items. Randomly-selected fans will also have the chance to enjoy unique experiences over the weekend including opportunities to take the field with the Orioles starters for the national anthem, enjoy behind the scenes tours of Oriole Park, deliver the lineup card, or throw the ceremonial first pitch. Fans will also be able to interact with Orioles players as they swap roles with Orioles employees around the ballpark prior to Saturday night’s game, and pre-selected fans will participate with Orioles players in a “Shirts Off Our Backs” Jersey Ceremony presented by Snapple before the series opener on Friday night. Additionally, throughout the weekend, a special Fan Appreciation filter will be available on Snapchat.

Fan Appreciation Weekend will once again include sweepstakes and opportunities for fans to win prizes via the Orioles social media accounts. Fans should follow @Orioles on Twitter for instructions on how to enter. The entire Fan Appreciation Weekend schedule includes:

Friday, September 28
* The first 20,000 fans ages 15 and over will receive an Orioles Coaster Set.
* Orioles players will participate in a pregame “Shirts Off Our Backs” Jersey Ceremony presented by Snapple where 15 Orioles will take the field pregame and give their jersey to pre-selected fans. Fans will return the jersey to each player for the game, but will receive it back autographed by the respective player once the season concludes.
* One lucky fan will be selected to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
* During the game, spirited fans will receive autographed items and prizes.
* A special Fan Appreciation Snapchat filter will be available for use in the Snapchat app.
* All fans who check in through the MLB.com Ballpark App will receive a 15 percent off MLB.com Shop offer.

Saturday, September 29
* The first 35,000 fans ages 15 and over will receive an Orioles Puffy Vest.
* One lucky fan will be selected to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
* Fans will have the chance to interact with Orioles players who will switch roles with Orioles employees from 5:45 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. at various locations around the ballpark.
* Randomly-selected fans will have the opportunity to participate in the pregame lineup card exchange on the field, experience what it’s like to be a member of the Orioles grounds crew, and visit the Orioles press box, radio and television broadcast booths, and the MASN production truck.
* During the game, spirited fans will receive autographed items and prizes.
* A special Fan Appreciation Snapchat filter will be available for use in the Snapchat app.
* All fans who check in through the MLB.com Ballpark App will receive a 15 percent off MLB.com Shop offer.

Sunday, September 30 - Kids Fan Appreciation Day
* The first 20,000 fans ages 15 and over will receive an Orioles Duffle Bag.
* One lucky child will randomly be selected to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
* Nine kids will be selected to take the field with the starters for the National Anthem.
* One child will be selected to announce “Play Ball!” which will officially begin the regular season home finale.
* A face painter and balloon twister will be located in the Kids Corner from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
* During the game, spirited fans will receive autographed items and prizes.
* All fans ages 4 to 14 get the chance to participate in Kids Run the Bases presented by Weis Markets after the game.
* A special Fan Appreciation Snapchat filter will be available for use in the Snapchat app.
* All fans who check in through the MLB.com Ballpark App will receive a 15 percent off MLB.com Shop offer.

For more information, visit www.orioles.com/fanappreciation.