The public is invited to attend the Orioles' extended spring training home games at Ed Smith Stadium, Field 4.
Fans are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items as well as cash donations. Volunteers will be collecting at the Main and East gates. For every $1.00 donated to All Faiths Food Bank, eight meals are provided.
The Orioles and OriolesREACH will conduct three clinics for area youth on the main field at Ed Smith Stadium. Two are for pre-selected children from local Boys and Girls Clubs and the third, on April 13, is open to Sarasota County youth ages 8-14. All participants will receive instruction in baseball fundamentals from Orioles players, coaches and staff members.
The first clinic will be held this Saturday, March 2 beginning at 12:30 p.m. and will include 50 youth from the Roy McBean Boys and Girls Club in Sarasota. The second clinic will take place on Saturday, March 9 at 12:30 and will include 25 participants from the Gene Matthews Boys and Girls Club in North Port and 25 youth from the Robert and Joan Lee Boys and Girls Club in Venice. In addition to baseball instruction, the Orioles will provide transportation to and from the ballpark and refreshments for all the participants. The final clinic, scheduled for Saturday, April 13 at 2:00 p.m. at Ed Smith Stadium, will be open to pre-selected Sarasota County youth ages 8-14.