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Orioles and Ravens team up to celebrate Baltimore sports on Saturday, Sept. 6
09/05/2008 2:30 PM ET
In a celebration ideal for Baltimore sports fans, the Orioles will host a Ravens Rally in anticipation of the upcoming Ravens season on Saturday, Sept. 6 prior to their 7:05 p.m. game against the Oakland Athletics.

Festivities include a limited edition Ravens Rally T-shirt giveaway presented by MASN and Tate Dodge to the first 15,000 fans ages 15 and over; a ceremonial first pitch thrown by Ravens President Dick Cass; appearances by Ravens cheerleaders and Poe, the Ravens' official mascot; and members of the Marching Ravens performing outside of Gate A prior to the game.

Ravens PSL holders will receive $7 off any regularly priced ticket, and non-PSL holders who demonstrate Baltimore sports pride by wearing both Ravens and Orioles clothing will receive a discount of $5 off any regularly priced ticket.

The 7:05 p.m. game is the second game of a split doubleheader scheduled for Sept. 6. The Orioles will also play the Athletics at 1:05 p.m. that day. Tickets can be purchased at www.orioles.com or by calling 888-848-BIRD.

OriolesREACH hosts Welcome Back Veterans ceremony on Sept. 11
The Orioles and OriolesREACH are hosting an ongoing fundraiser to benefit the Major League Baseball-supported initiative Welcome Back Veterans, which will culminate in a pre-game ceremony on Sept. 11 at Oriole Park. Welcome Back Veterans is a program which aims to raise awareness and support for returning soldiers. Announced on Sept. 3, the Orioles will donate 50% of the proceeds from all group and single game ticket sales for that night's game to the initiative. As part of the ceremony, injured service men and women from Walter Reed Army Medical Center will be recognized and one service member will throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the game, Joint Armed Forces Color Guard will present the colors and the U.S. Army Quartet will perform the National Anthem. Orioles and Indian players and coaches will also wear Stars and Stripes caps during the game.

Orioles and MASN team to offer $1 tickets for September home games
The Orioles and MASN have teamed to offer $1 tickets in a special MASN Maximum Access section at Oriole Park for all home games in September. In addition to game admission, each ticket also includes a voucher for a free tour of Oriole Park that can be redeemed for any regularly scheduled tour in 2008. Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis and must be purchased at least 24 hours prior to the game. To purchase tickets visit www.orioles.com or call 888-848-BIRD.

Orioles in the community:

OF Lou Montanez at Inner Harbor ESPNZone
Orioles OF Lou Montanez will visit the ESPNZone at the Inner Harbor to meet fans on Tuesday, Sept. 9 from noon-1 p.m. Montanez will participate in a Q&A segment hosted by Orioles announcer Tom Davis, followed by an autograph session. This event is free and open to the public.

OriolesREACH and Brian Roberts host third annual Brian's Baseball Bash
OriolesREACH and 2B Brian Roberts will host the third annual Brian's Baseball Bash fundraising event benefiting the University of Maryland hospital for Children at the ESPNZone in the Inner Harbor on Sunday, Sept. 14. Fans will join Roberts and other Orioles players for an evening of food, fun, games and more while raising funds for UMHC patients and their families. Last year's event raised more than $200,000 for UMHC. For tickets and more information call 410-328-6064.

First pitch ceremonies:

Former Major Leaguer Jim Abbott honored at Oriole Park
Former Major Leaguer, Jim Abbott, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch on Friday, Sept. 5 at Oriole Park. Abbott is the campaign spokesperson for the Proving Individuals with Talent Can Help (PITCH) campaign, which aims to encourage businesses to hire people with disabilities. Despite being born without a left hand, Abbott played in MLB for 10 years and pitched a no-hitter in 1993 while with the New York Yankees. He was also a key player on the gold medal-winning USA Baseball team at the 1988 Summer Olympics.

Miss Maryland Agriculture to throw out first pitch
Miss Maryland Agriculture 2008, Lisa Daffin, will visit Oriole Park to throw out the ceremonial pitch on Friday, Sept. 5. Daffin, of Queen Anne in Talbot County was named Miss Maryland Agriculture 2008 at the Maryland State Fair. She was an active member of 4-H for 10 years and currently attends West Virginia University.

Baltimore native and NBA player Carmelo Anthony to throw out ceremonial first pitch
In celebration of the Olympic spirit, the Orioles will host several Olympians from Baltimore at Oriole Park in September. The first 2008 Olympian to visit Oriole Park, Carmelo Anthony, who helped lead the Team USA basketball team to win a gold medal, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch on Saturday, Sept. 6 at the 1:05 p.m. game. A two-time NBA All-Star and Baltimore native, Anthony plays for the Denver Nuggets.

Rockettes visit Oriole Park to throw out first pitch
The Orioles will host members of the New York Radio City Music Hall Rockettes to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Oriole Park on Sunday, Sept. 14. The Rockettes will visit Camden Yards in anticipation of their upcoming show in Baltimore in December.

Gameday at Oriole Park

HHagerstown Federal Little League World Series team honored at Oriole Park
The Orioles will honor the Federal Little League team from Hagerstown at Oriole Park during a pre-game ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 6 at the 1:05 p.m. game. The team competed in the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA in August and ended with a 2-1 record after being eliminated in a tie-breaker that would have advanced them into the semi-finals.

2008 Roberto Clemente Award winner Melvin Mora honored in ceremony
3B Melvin Mora will be honored as the recipient of the 2008 Roberto Clemente Award in a pre-game ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 9. During the ceremony Chevy will present a check for $7,500 to the Melvin Mora Foundation. The Roberto Clemente Award, is given annually to a Major League Baseball player on each team who combines outstanding skills on the baseball field with devoted work in the community. Fans are encouraged to vote for one of the 30 club nominees for the Roberto Clemente Award by visiting: www.chevy.com/clemente

2008 OriolesREACH Food Drive presentation
On Tuesday, Sept. 9, the Orioles will present the Maryland Food Bank with a check from cash donations collected during the 22nd Annual OriolesREACH Food Drive. This year, the Orioles matched the record-breaking monetary collection total of last year's food drive raising $30,000 in cash donations, including a $5,000 donation from RHP JEREMY GUTHRIE, and more than 5,000 pounds of food. Guthrie and his wife, Jenny Guthrie and other Orioles wives, and WJZ General Manager JAY NEWMAN will present a check to Maryland Food Bank CEO DEBORAH FLATEMAN during the ceremony.

Baseball Tomorrow Fund check presentation
The Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF) is a joint initiative between MLB and the MLB Player's Association to promote and enhance the growth of youth participation in baseball and softball worldwide by funding programs, fields, coaches' training and uniform and equipment purchases. In a pre-game ceremony on Friday, Sept. 12, a representative from BTF will present a check for $5,000 to the Oriole Advocates, a community group dedicated to service and the promotion of Orioles baseball.

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