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Baltimore Orioles Team Up With Sarasota County Schools on Health & Fitness Program





(Sarasota, FL) The Baltimore Orioles and Sarasota County Schools invite the media to cover Opening Day for a new collaboration to encourage healthy lifestyles among middle school-aged children in Sarasota County. The Orioles Health & Fitness Challenge, which was developed in partnership with Health Fit Powered by Sarasota Memorial, will launch on Tuesday, January 19, to teach students about the importance of physical fitness, healthy eating, and tobacco-free living.

The six-week program will be offered in nine county schools for approximately 4,000 students in grades six through eight. Students will participate in a variety of health and fitness challenges, including exercises to build endurance, strength, flexibility, speed, and balance, plus a healthy eating goal. Sarasota County Physical Education teachers will present the program during regular school hours.

After each week is completed, participating students will receive an Orioles-themed prize. Students who complete the entire six-week challenge will receive two complimentary tickets to an Orioles Spring Training game this season and vouchers for complimentary concessions at a new “Orioles Fit!” healthy-food stand at Ed Smith Stadium.
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“The Orioles Health & Fitness Challenge offers students from Sarasota County Schools a unique opportunity to learn how to eat, train, and live like world-class athletes,” said John Angelos Orioles Executive Vice President. “Through a variety of community outreach initiatives in Sarasota County and in the Mid-Atlantic region, the Orioles promote active lifestyles and healthy choices. We are committed to investing in the long-term health and habits of future generations through the excitement of Orioles Baseball.

“We’re delighted to join forces with the Orioles to help keep our students fit and remind them of the importance of a healthy lifestyle,” said Karen Rose, Sarasota County Schools Executive Director of Middle Schools. “The middle school years are a great time to reinforce these lessons, and this program hits a home run by doing that in fun, interactive ways.”

The Health & Fitness Challenge is part of Sarasota 365, a host of initiatives through which the Baltimore Orioles and OriolesREACH demonstrate the ballclub’s year-round engagement with the Greater Sarasota community. Whether hosting youth activities, participating in charitable causes, or partnering in efforts to boost the local economy, the Orioles are active in the region all year long, proving that their commitment to the club’s southern home goes far beyond baseball.

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Players Announced For Sixth Annual Orioles Reach Birdland Golf Classic In Sarasota

(Sarasota, FL) On Monday, February 22, the Baltimore Orioles will hold the sixth annual OriolesREACH Birdland Golf Classic at The Founders Club to benefit the Miracle League of Manasota, an organization dedicated to providing an opportunity for everyone to play baseball, regardless of their ability. The classic will feature a silent auction and the chance to play a round with current and former Orioles players and coaches. Manager Buck Showalter and current orioles Brad Brach, Kevin Gausman, Brian Matusz, Darren O’Day, Chris Tillman, and Matt Wieters are among the many Orioles scheduled to participate.

The event begins with registration and lunch at 11:00 a.m. and a shotgun start set for 12:30 p.m. Following the event, The Founders Club will host a dinner for participating golfers, as well as Orioles players and coaches. Registration for this year’s event ends on Monday, February 8, and is limited to the first 100 golfers.

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Several levels of participation are available for corporate partners, including MVP Sponsor packages which consist of recognition as a presenting sponsor, a foursome with the opportunity to select your Orioles playing partner, four infield box seats to a 2016 Orioles Spring Training game, and more. Since its inception, the Birdland Golf Classic has raised more than $150,000 for the Miracle League of Manasota.

As a nonprofit organization, the Miracle League of Manasota relies on community support to fulfill its mission of bringing baseball to the 14,000 school-aged children with disabilities and their adult counterparts in Sarasota and Manatee counties. In 2012, the Miracle League of Manasota built a synthetically-surfaced baseball field with all the requisite amenities located at Longwood Park, north of University Parkway in Sarasota. Sarasota County committed $500,000 to building the field, with the Baltimore Orioles and Pittsburgh Pirates each contributing $75,000. Since opening in March 2012, more than 450 players have participated in the league’s eight seasons.

For more information or to register for the golf event, visit www.miracleleaguemanasota.org or contact the Miracle League of Manasota at (941) 225-2966.

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Baltimore Orioles to Host 6th Annual Birdland Golf Classic in Sarasota February 22, 2016

(Sarasota, FL) On Monday, February 22, the Orioles will hold the Sixth Annual OriolesREACH Birdland Golf Classic at The Founders Club to benefit the Miracle League of Manasota, an organization dedicated to providing an opportunity for every person to play baseball, regardless of their ability. Registration is now open for golfers and corporate partners.

The event begins with registration at 11:00 a.m., with a shotgun start set for 12:30 p.m. Lunch will be served on the course during play. The classic will feature a silent auction and the chance to play a round with current and former Orioles players and coaches. Following the event, The Founders Club will host a dinner for participating golfers, as well as Orioles players and coaches.

“Since 2011, the Orioles have hosted the Classic in Sarasota to raise funds and awareness for the Miracle League of Manasota – an organization which makes it possible for those challenged by disability to enjoy the thrills and team spirit of our national pastime,” said DAVID ROVINE, Vice President-Orioles Sarasota.

Several levels of participation are available for corporate partners, including MVP Sponsor packages which consist of recognition as a presenting sponsor, a foursome with the opportunity to select your Orioles playing partner, four infield box seats to a 2016 Orioles Spring Training game, and more. Since its inception, the Birdland Golf Classic has raised more than $150,000 for the Miracle League of Manasota.

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For the 14,000 school-aged children and countless adults with disabilities in Sarasota and Manatee counties, the Miracle League of Manasota raised funds to build a synthetically-surfaced baseball field at a location that serves participants from both counties. Sarasota County committed $500,000 to building the field, with the Baltimore Orioles and Pittsburgh Pirates each contributing $75,000. Located at Longwood Park north of University Parkway in Sarasota, the field opened in March 2012. Since then, more than 450 players have participated in the league’s eight seasons.

“All of us involved in the Miracle League of Manasota are deeply grateful for our longstanding relationship with the Orioles,” said LAURA TELLOR, the league’s Executive Director. “The Birdland Golf Classic is so important in keeping the league thriving for children and adults who normally wouldn’t get to engage in a team sport like baseball. The leadership and outreach the Orioles have demonstrated has been felt across our entire community.”

For more information or to register for the golf event, visit www.miracleleaguemanasota.org or contact the Miracle League of Manasota at (941) 225-2966 or info@miracleleaguemanasota.org. The entry deadline is Monday, February 8, and the event is limited to 100 golfers.

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Baltimore Orioles To Host 5th Annual All Faiths Food Drive Tuesday, March 31

(Sarasota, FL) On Tuesday, March 31, the Baltimore Orioles will host the 5th annual All Faiths Food Drive to help underserved families in the Sarasota area. Fans attending the 1:05 p.m. game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Ed Smith Stadium are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items and/or monetary donations to benefit the All Faiths Food Bank.

Since 2011, over 2,896 pounds of food and $4,000 in cash donations have been collected at the yearly food drive to help underserved families in the Sarasota area. In 2014, All Faiths Food Bank distributed seven million pounds of food, which equates to nearly 5.8 million meals. More than 3,500 volunteers and 195 partner agencies and programs in Sarasota and DeSoto counties support the Food Bank’s mission.
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The Orioles’ participation in the All Faiths Food Drive is part of Sarasota 365, a host of initiatives through which the Baltimore Orioles and OriolesREACH demonstrate the ballclub’s year-round engagement with the Greater Sarasota community. Whether hosting youth activities, participating in charitable causes or partnering in efforts to boost the local economy, the Orioles are active in the region all year long. For more information or to sign up for the Orioles in Sarasota e-newsletter, visit www.orioles.com/sarasota.

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Baltimore Orioles Reach To Host 5th Annual Birdland Golf Classic February 23rd

(Sarasota, FL) On Monday, February 23, the Orioles will hold the 5th Annual OriolesREACH Birdland Golf Classic at The Founders Club to benefit the Miracle League of Manasota, an organization dedicated to providing an opportunity for every person to play baseball, regardless of their ability. The event begins with registration and lunch at 11:00 a.m., with a shotgun start set for 12:30 p.m. The registration deadline for this year’s event is this Sunday, February 8.

The classic will feature a silent auction and the chance to play a round with current and former Orioles players and coaches. Manager Buck Showalter and current Orioles Chris Davis, J.J. Hardy, Darren O’Day and Chris Tillman are among the many Orioles scheduled to attend. Since its inception, the Birdland Golf Classic has raised more than $125,000 for the Miracle League of Manasota.

For the 14,000 school-aged children with disabilities and their adult counterparts in Sarasota and Manatee counties, a synthetically-surfaced baseball field with all the requisite amenities was built in 2012 in Longwood Park, 6050 Longwood Run Boulevard, north of University Parkway in Sarasota. Sarasota County committed $500,000 to building the field, with the Baltimore Orioles and Pittsburgh Pirates each contributing $75,000. Since opening in March 2012, the league has played six seasons.

For more information or to register for the golf event, visit www.miracleleaguemanasota.org or contact the Miracle League of Manasota at (941) 225-2966 or info@miracleleaguemanasota.org.

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Baltimore Orioles Reach to Host 5th Annual Birdland Golf Classic in Sarasota

(Sarasota, FL) On Monday, February 23, the Orioles will hold the 5th Annual OriolesREACH Birdland Golf Classic at The Founders Club to benefit the Miracle League of Manasota, an organization dedicated to providing an opportunity for every person to play baseball, regardless of their ability. Registration is now open for golfers and corporate partners.

The event begins with registration and lunch at 11 a.m., with a shotgun start set for 12:30 p.m. The classic will feature a silent auction and the chance to play a round with current and former Orioles players and coaches.

Multiple levels of participation are available for corporate partners, including MVP Sponsor packages which consist of recognition as a presenting sponsor, a foursome with the opportunity to select your Orioles playing partner, four infield box seats to a 2015 Orioles Spring Training game, and more. Since its inception, the Birdland Golf Classic has raised more than $125,000 for the Miracle League of Manasota.

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For the 14,000 school-aged children with disabilities and their adult counterparts in Sarasota and Manatee counties, a synthetically surfaced baseball field with all the requisite amenities was built in 2012 in Longwood Park, 6050 Longwood Run Boulevard, north of University Parkway in Sarasota. Sarasota County committed $500,000 to building the field, with the Baltimore Orioles and Pittsburgh Pirates each contributing $75,000. Since opening in March 2012, the league has played six seasons.

For more information or to register for the golf event, visit www.miracleleaguemanasota.org or contact the Miracle League of Manasota at (941) 225-2966 or info@miracleleaguemanasota.org. The entry deadline is Sunday, February 8.

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