Orioles caravan to visit four Maryland affiliate locations

The Orioles and OriolesREACH today announced plans for a three-day, four-city caravan around Maryland that will include appearances by Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations Dan Duquette, Manager Buck Showalter and several Orioles players.

On Wednesday, January 16, Orioles pitchers Brian Matusz and Kevin Gausman and the Oriole Bird will appear at the William Talley Recreation Center at 121 North Bentz Street in Frederick, home of the Class-A Frederick Keys, to meet with children from the Police Athletic League and the Frederick Boys and Girls Club, signing autographs and playing games with the children from 4:00-5:30 p.m. The event is open to the public and there is no charge to attend.

On Thursday, January 17, Orioles pitchers and former Bowie Baysox stars Zach Britton and Chris Tillman and the Oriole Bird will appear at the Westfield Annapolis Mall at 2002 Jennifer Road from 6:00-8:00 p.m. to sign autographs, pose for photos with children and take part in question and answer sessions with fans in the JC Penney Concourse. A raffle to benefit the Bowie Health Center will take place as part of the event that is free and open to the public.

Also on January 17, Showalter will serve as the keynote speaker at the Aberdeen Ironbirds’ Hot Stove Dinner at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Orioles pitcher Jim Johnson will join Showalter at the event. Tickets for the dinner are $40 and are available through the Ironbirds’ website www.ironbirdsbaseball.com.

On Saturday, January 26, Duquette will serve as the keynote speaker for the 12th Annual Delmarva Shorebirds Hot Stove Dinner at the Delmar VFW at 200 West State Street in Delmar from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Tickets for the dinner are $33 and are available through the Shorebirds’ website www.theshorebirds.com. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit the Delmarva Shorebirds Community Fund and the United Way of the Eastern Shore.

Also, Orioles centerfielder Adam Jones will join the Y of Central Maryland for “A Monument to Greatness” tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Friday, January 18 at the Weinberg Family Center Y at 900 East 33rd Street in Baltimore. Jones and MLK Foundation President and CEO Harry E. Johnson will speak at the breakfast which will run from 9:00-10:30 a.m. Tickets to the event are available at www.ymaryland.org and proceeds from the event will benefit Y programs for vulnerable youths in Baltimore.