Orioles and American Heart Association to celebrate partnership with Baltimore Heart Ball launch event

Prior to the September 17 game against the Toronto Blue Jays, the Orioles will host the American Heart Association and top donors for the 2015 Baltimore Heart Ball on the Centerfield Roof Deck for a special partnership launch event. The pregame activities will be highlighted by two on-field check presentations to the American Heart Association - one from the Orioles, and one from the event chair, SunTrust Foundation - to signify the official beginning of fundraising for the Heart Ball.

The Orioles, SunTrust, and the AHA have set a $740,000 fundraising goal for the Baltimore Heart Ball. Proceeds from the event benefit breakthroughs in cardiovascular disease research, education programs, and advocacy efforts.

The 31st Annual Baltimore Heart Ball will take place on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.