Orioles fans of a variety of ages and abilities will enjoy a week filled with once-in-a-lifetime experiences at the team’s 2014 Dream Week. Held at the Orioles’ two-site complex in Sarasota, Florida (Ed Smith Stadium and the Buck O’Neil Baseball Complex) from January 26 to February 1, 2014, Dream Week participants will receive full major league treatment, playing daily doubleheader intrasquad games and receiving instruction from former Orioles including Mike Boddicker, Don Buford, Rick Dempsey, Jim Gentile, Ron Hansen, Chris Hoiles, Rocky Johnson, Milt Pappas, Boog Powell and Don Stanhouse. In addition to on-field play, participants will enjoy luxurious beachfront accommodations on Lido Key in Sarasota; a personalized home uniform and road batting practice jersey; daily breakfast and lunch at the ballpark; evening social events throughout the week, including a Q&A and autograph session with former players in attendance; and a reunion game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore during the 2014 regular season.
Dream Week is open to men and women 30 years of age or older. Fans of all skill and ability levels attend the camp each year, and are able to participate in as many or few of the games as they wish. There is no prerequisite of experience or physical ability required to attend. Other amenities provided during the week include a clubhouse locker, treatment by Orioles athletic trainers and laundry service by clubhouse attendants. Participants will play doubleheader games each day at the Buck O’Neil Baseball Complex at Twin Lakes Park. The championship game will be played at Ed Smith Stadium. A highlight of the week includes a chance for campers to provide some payback for the 1971 and 1979 World Series, as they face off against the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Fantasy Camp participants.
Dream Week is $4,299 and includes roundtrip airfare from Baltimore to Tampa, ground transfers to and from the airport to the team hotel and six-night, seven-day hotel accommodations (double occupancy, private rooms are available) at the Lido Beach Resort. Separate week and weekend packages are available for Dream Week guests.
Fans interested in participating in Dream Week should visit www.orioles.com/dreamweek, call 410-547-6063 or e-mail email@example.com to register or to receive more information.