New in 2013, Orioles players DARREN O'DAY and CHRIS DAVIS made donations based on their on-field performance to Luke's Wings, a non-profit military organization dedicated to the support of current and former service members who have been wounded in battle. O'Day donated $40 for every batter he struck out and Davis donated $100 for every home run he hit to the cause.
Recognizing the immediate need for families to be with their loved ones at such a difficult time, Luke's Wings provides families with the means to visit injured service members during their hospitalization and rehabilitation. By purchasing travel agency services and travel tickets for loved ones, Luke's Wings provides an immediate and invaluable service to the families of our men and women at arms while also helping to encourage and motivate the service member's recovery or provide comfort during the final stages of life. Luke's Wings also partners with other non-profits who can provide other free or discounted services, including accommodations, meals and local entertainment.