Join OriolesREACH, MASN and Brian Roberts on Sunday, August 22 from 6-9 p.m. for the Fifth Annual Brian's Baseball Bash, presented by Bank of America and Bloom & Associates, a fundraising event for the University of Maryland Hospital for Children. The special evening for fans at Dave and Buster's in the Arundel Mills Mall will include silent and live auctions of sports memorabilia to help the children at UMHC. Individual Tickets are $200 for adults and $150 for children 12 & under. To order tickets and show your support, call UMHC at 410-328-3637.
Nick and Christina Markakis and The Right Side Foundation
2009 and 2010 marked a successful launch of The Right Side Foundation, a non-profit charity established by outfielder Nick Markakis and his wife Christina to help distressed and disadvantaged youth throughout Maryland. The Foundation provides activities and initiatives for children including "Fun for 21," a program which selects 21 children from different community groups to participate in monthly trips ranging from museum visits and Orioles games to outdoor activities. The foundation also continued its annual 5K Run and 1-Mile Fun Walk at Patterson Park on August 8 following the Orioles vs. White Sox game.
In September of 2009, Nick and Christina made a $75,000 donation to the Baltimore Orioles Charitable Foundation specifically to support the Baltimore RBI League, Baltimore City School education programs and Shannon's Fund.
In recognition of all Nick has done in the community, he was also selected as the 2009 Orioles nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevy. As the team's nominee, Chevy presented Nick with a check for $7,500 to The Right Side Foundation.
Jeremy Guthrie Rides for MS
On the morning of May 6, Orioles pitcher Jeremy Guthrie made an appearance at the White Marsh Mall joining Phil Keoghan, the host of CBS's The Amazing Race, on his Ride Across America to raise awareness for multiple sclerosis. Guthrie, an avid cyclist, welcomed Keoghan to Baltimore during a pre-ride ceremony and presented him with an Orioles jersey to wear on his ride.
Mark Hendrickson and Olivia's House
Orioles relief pitcher Mark Hendrickson is continuing his work with Olivia's House, a grief and loss center for children in Mark's nearby hometown of York, PA.