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Celebrating 30 Years: Orioles discuss community outreach & development, upcoming events

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(WEAA)— Baseball season is underway!

The Baltimore Orioles are gearing up for Opening Day and Oriole Park at Camden Yards is turning 30 on April 6.

Jennifer Grondahl, Senior Vice President, Community Development and Communications at Baltimore Orioles joins Two Way Talk to discuss the team’s community outreach and development programs, changes coming to Oriole Park and what fans can expect from the team this season.

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Below is a list of “Countdown to Opening Day” events leading up to the start of the 30th anniversary season.

TUESDAY, MARCH 29 – ORIOLES ALUMNI AUTOGRAPHS
Receive autographs from a beloved former Oriole of the last 30 years.
- When: Tuesday, March 29 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
- Where: Royal Farms in Frederick, Md. (75 Monocacy Blvd., Frederick, Md. 21701)

THURSDAY, MARCH 31 – HAPPY HOUR, sponsored by Corona
Orioles alumni will be guest bartending alongside staff members and visiting with Orioles fans.
- When: Thursday, March 31 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
- Where: Looney’s Pub (8180 Maple Lawn Blvd., Fulton, Md. 20759)

SATURDAY, APRIL 2 – BIRDLAND MEMBER OPEN HOUSE
Fans interested in purchasing a 2022 Birdland Membership or suite packages are invited to Oriole Park to choose their seat location and learn about the benefits of becoming a Birdland Member. Upon purchase, members will have exclusive access to tour the Orioles clubhouse. A few Orioles alumni from the last 30 years will also be on hand to greet fans and sign autographs. Fans can RSVP for the event by visiting Orioles.com/OpenHouse.
- When: Saturday, April 2 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
- Where: Oriole Park at Camden Yards (complimentary parking will be available in Lot A)

SATURDAY, APRIL 2 – ORIOLE BIRD MEET & GREET
Fans can visit and take photos with the Oriole Bird at the Owings Mills Library, home of the Hubert V. Simmons Museum of Negro League Baseball.
- When: Saturday, April 2 from 3:00-4:00 p.m.
- Where: Owings Mills Library (10302 Grand Central Ave., Owings Mills, Md. 21117)

SUNDAY, APRIL 3 THROUGH SATURDAY, APRIL 9 – CHARM CITY TRIVIA
Winning teams of Charm City Trivia will receive vouchers to a future Orioles game in 2022. To find one of their 87 different game locations, visit CharmCityTrivia.com.
- When: Sunday, April 3, through Saturday, April 9 at various times
- Where: 87 different Charm City Trivia locations

TUESDAY, APRIL 5 – ORIOLES ALUMNI AUTOGRAPHS
Receive autographs from a beloved former Oriole of the last 30 years.
- When: Tuesday, April 5 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
- Where: Chick-Fil-A (1845 Main St., Chester, Md. 21619)

THURSDAY, APRIL 7 – ORIOLES ALUMNI AUTOGRAPHS
Receive autographs from a beloved former Oriole of the last 30 years.
- When: Thursday, April 7 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
- Where: Weis Markets (550 West MacPhail Rd., Bel Air, Md. 21014)

FRIDAY, APRIL 8 – OPENING DAY HAPPY HOUR
As the Orioles face the Tampa Bay Rays on Opening Day at Tropicana Field, Orioles alumni will be guest bartending alongside staff members and watching the first game of the season with Oriole fans.
- When: Friday, April 8 from 3:00-5:00 p.m.
- Where: Jimmy’s Famous Seafood (6526 Holabird Ave., Baltimore, Md. 21224)

FRIDAY, APRIL 9 – PLAY BALL EVENT
The Orioles will join Coppin State University baseball and Major League Baseball to support MLB’s PLAY BALL initiative for an introductory baseball and softball event, followed by Coppin State’s game against Norfolk State. The PLAY BALL event is open to kids ages 5-12. All participants will receive a free PLAY BALL t-shirt, wristband, bat and ball set, and Orioles giveaways to take home. To register, visit MLB.com/PLAYBALL.
- When: Saturday, April 9 from 9:00-10:30 a.m.
- Where: Joe Cannon Stadium (Harmans Park, 7551 Teague Rd., Hanover, Md. 21076)

SUNDAY, APRIL 10 – HOME OPENER EVE HAPPY HOUR, sponsored by Miller Lite
As Baltimore fans get ready for the Orioles home opener, Orioles alumni will be guest bartending alongside staff members and visiting with fans.
- When: Sunday, April 10 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
- Where: Mother’s Federal Hill Grille (1113 S. Charles St., Baltimore, Md. 21230)

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