Orioles announce 2015 promotions and special events

The Orioles today released their 2015 promotional schedule highlighted by several new items, including Kids’ Opening Day, a Buck Showalter garden gnome, a J.J. Hardy replica jersey, and an Orioles hooded sweatshirt, along with several returning fan favorites.

Opening Weekend of the 2015 season will be filled with promotions, starting with an Orioles Schedule Fathead® Decal, presented by Pizza Boli’s, given to all fans at the club’s home opener on Friday, April 10 vs. the Blue Jays. The next night, the Orioles will commemorate their ninth AL East division title with a 2014 Orioles AL East Champions Wall Art for the first 20,000 fans 15 and older. On Sunday, April 12, the Orioles will celebrate their first ever Kids’ Opening Day, as the first 7,500 fans 14 and under will receive an Orioles Braided Necklace. A variety of unique activities will be offered throughout the day at Oriole Park for randomly selected children, such as delivering the line-up card before the game and guest public address announcing, while the popular Kids Run the Bases will take place post-game for all kids 14 and under.

A new item to this season’s promotional schedule, the first 25,000 fans 15 and older through the gates on June 27 will receive a garden gnome featuring 2014 AL Manager of the Year Buck Showalter.

Along with the garden gnome, the Orioles’ promotional calendar will include several new items such as an Orioles wristlet presented by PNC Bank (May 3), Orioles BBQ apron (May 25), Orioles Hawaiian shirt (July 12), J.J. Hardy orange replica jersey (August 15), Orioles high socks (August 21), Orioles pet leash (August 23), Orioles hooded sweatshirt (September 11), and a Birdland knit scarf (September 12).

Several fan favorites return in 2015, such as the popular Friday Fireworks Nights which will occur on five occasions, including Fan Appreciation Weekend on October 2, in addition to May 29, June 26, July 31, and August 14.

Two bobblehead giveaways will take place on two different weekend dates this season, including an Oriole Bird Bobblehead on Saturday, August 1 and the popular AT&T Fans’ Choice Bobblehead on Sunday, October 4.

This season will feature four different hat giveaways: an Orioles cap presented by DAP on June 28; an Orioles plaid floppy hat presented by Miller Lite on July 10; an Orioles trucker hat on August 22; and an Orioles knit bomber hat on October 3.

There are five total T-shirt giveaways for all fans in attendance, one per month beginning in May. Several kids-exclusive giveaways and events will also take place, including a Chris Tillman growth poster on August 16, as well as returning favorites such as Kids Run the Bases, held post-game on both April 12 and August 2. In addition, the Orioles will host three Little League Days for pre-registered little leaguers (April 26, May 3, and May 31) and Field Trip Day presented by MASN and WJZ-TV on May 21.

Also continuing in 2015 will be several season-long promotions, including Ollie’s Bargain Night, presented by Ollie’s Bargain Outlet (every Tuesday, all upper reserve tickets are $10) and AT&T Student Night (every Friday, all left field upper reserve tickets are $7 with valid photo ID).

A current list of 2015 promotions and ticket discount offers follows. To purchase tickets, or for more information, call 1-888-848-BIRD or visit www.orioles.com.

Here is the complete list of promotions to date:

* April 10 vs. Toronto, 2015 schedule Fathead® decal, presented by Pizza Boli’s (all fans)
* April 11 vs. Toronto, 2014 AL East champions wall art (first 20,000 fans 15 and over)
* April 12 vs. Toronto, Kids Opening Day; Orioles braided necklace (first 7,500 fans 14 and under); Kids run the bases postgame (all fans 14 and under)
* April 26 vs. Boston, Little Leage Day #1 (pre-registered Little Leaguers)
* May 3 vs. Tampa Bay, Orioles wristlet presented by PNC Bank (first 10,000 females 15 and older); Little Leage Day #2 (pre-registered Little Leaguers)
* May 21 vs. Seattle, Field Trip Day presented by MASN and WJZ-TV (pre-registered school groups)
* May 25 vs. Houston, Orioles BBQ apron (first 20,000 fans 15 and over)
* May 29 vs. Tampa Bay, Postgame fireworks (all fans)
* May 30 vs. Tampa Bay, Orioles t-shirt (all fans)
* May 31 vs. Tampa Bay, Little League Dau #3 (pre-registered Little Leaguers)
* June 12-14 vs. New York Yankees, OriolesREACH Food and Funds Drive presented by OneMail Financial
* June 26 vs. Cleveland, Postgame fireworks (all fans)
* June 27 vs. Cleveland, Buck Showalter garden gnome (first 25,000 fans 15 and over)
* June 28 vs. Cleveland, Orioles cap presented by DAP (first 20,000 fans 15 and over)
* June 30 vs. Texas, Orioles t-shirt (all fans)
* July 1 vs. Texas, Orioles tote bag presented by MLB Network (first 20,000 fans 15 and over)
* July 10 vs. Washington, Orioles floppy hat presented by Miller Lite (first 20,000 fans 21 and over)
* July 12 vs. Washington, Orioles Hawaiian shirt (first 20,000 fans 15 and over)
* July 30 vs. Detroit, Orioles t-shirt (all fans)
* July 31 vs. Detroit, Postgame fireworks (all fans)
* Aug. 1 vs. Detroit, Oriole Bird bobblehead (first 25,000 fans 15 and over)
* Aug. 2 vs. Detroit, Kids run the bases postgme (all fans 14 and under)
* Aug. 14 vs. Oakland, Postgame fireworks (all fans)
* Aug, 15 vs. Oakland, J.J. Hardy orange replica jersey (first 20,000 fans 15 and over)
* Aug. 16 vs. Oakland, Chris Tillman growth poster, first 7,500 fans 14 and under)
* Aug. 19 vs. New York Mets, Orioles t-shirt (all fans)
* Aug. 21 vs. Minnesota, Orioles high socks (first 20,000 fans 15 and over)
* Aug. 22 vs. Minnesota, Orioles trucker hat (first 20,000 fans 15 and over)
* Aug. 23 vs. Minnesota, Orioles pet least (first 20,000 fans 15 and over)
* Sept. 11 vs. Kansas City, Orioles hooded sweatshirt (first 25,000 fans 15 and over)
* Sept. 12 vs. Kansas City, Orioles knit scarf (first 20,000 fans 15 and over)
* Sept. 30 vs. Toronto, Orioles t-shirt (all fans)
* Oct. 2-4 vs. New York Yankees, Fan Appreciation Weekend
* Oct. 2 vs. New York Yankees, Postgame fireworks (all fans)
* Oct. 3 vs. New York Yankees, Orioles knit bomber hat (first 20,000 fans 15 and over)
* Oct. 4 vs. New York Yankees, Fans’ choice bobblehead presented by AT&T (first 25,000 fans 15 and over)