It is one of the more fun days of the spring, and the Baltimore Orioles will be just one of several teams breaking out the green on Monday to celebrate St. Patrick's Day and do so for a good cause.
The Orioles announced via press release earlier this week that the team will host "Go Green" Night, presented by Waste Pro, for their St. Patrick's Night game Monday, March 17 at 7:05 p.m. against the Minnesota Twins. The O's will wear the infamous black and green cartoon bird caps for the game, after which the caps will be autographed and auctioned online at www.orioles.com/spring, to benefit the animal hospitals at Mote Marine Laboratory.
Baltimore has a split squad game during the afternoon on Monday as well as they hit the road to take on the Philadelphia Phillies and the team will wear the green caps in that game as well. Yes, those hats will also be biddable online and bidding will be opening from 1:05 pm on Monday, March 17 through Wednesday, March 19 at 11:59 pm.
The Sarasota-based animal hospitals treat sick and injured dolphins, small whales and sea turtles with the goal of returning them to the wild. Fans can learn more about Mote's animal hospitals at the OriolesREACH community booth on the main concourse during the game.
"Go Green" Night is just part of what the Orioles are doing to help be more environmentally conscience. Ed Smith Stadium uses environmentally-friendly practices including recycling, reclaimed water for toilets and irrigation, solar panels and roofing materials that conserve energy, and preferred parking for car pooling and fuel-efficient vehicles. The Orioles also are a partner in Sarasota County's "Green Business Partnership" program. Additional information on the Orioles' commitment to the environment at Ed Smith Stadium can be found at www.orioles.com/sarasota.
It should be a fun night tomorrow as we see the Orange and Black dawn a little green, and let's face it, it's one of the more stylish hats that the Orioles wear throughout the course of the season.
The game will be broadcast on MASN.
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