On Friday, July 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Adam Jones, the Orioles Wives, Orioles front office employees and volunteers from the Brooklyn O’Malley Boys and Girls Club will have a ground-breaking ceremony leading into the opening stages of construction for the new Technology and Learning Center at the Boys and Girls Club’s facility at 3560 3rd Street in Baltimore.
Earlier this season, the Orioles Charitable Foundation and Jones donated $75,000 to the Club to renovate and expand the Technology and Learning Center. When complete, the renovation will enhance the Boys and Girls Club’s ability to provide educational support, computer skill development and career enrichment, college preparatory and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) programs to its at-risk and underserved members. The new Technology and Learning Center will also be utilized by community members for employment search, financial literacy, GED and career and educational support.
Jones, who was a member of the Encanto Boys and Girls Club as a youth in San Diego, has been an active supporter of the Metropolitan Baltimore Boys and Girls Clubs throughout his time with the Orioles.
Once the project is complete, Jones will join members for an official ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the new Center. The Orioles are also donating a player-used, autographed and authenticated regulation size ping-pong table to the Club.