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Wada Struggles, Orioles Muster Just One Hit in Loss to Twins

Posted on 27 March 2012 by WNST Staff

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Gary Williams To Be Honored At Dick Vitale Gala

Posted on 22 March 2012 by WNST Staff

The Seventh Annual Dick Vitale Gala to Honor College Coaching Greats Lou Holtz, Jay Wright and Gary Williams

Net Proceeds from Gala to Benefit Pediatric Cancer Research through The V Foundation for Cancer Research

 

Cary, N.C.—The V Foundation for Cancer Research, one of the nation’s leading cancer research fundraising organizations, is excited to announce the Seventh Annual Dick Vitale Gala presented by Mountain Dew.  The Gala, held on Friday, May 18, 2012, at the Ritz-Carlton in Sarasota, Florida, is hosted by ESPN’s Hall of Fame Sportscaster Dick Vitale and will honor the former head men’s basketball coach for the University of Maryland Gary Williams, Hall of Fame college football coach Lou Holtz, and the head men’s basketball coach for Villanova University Jay Wright.  Net proceeds for the event will help fund pediatric cancer research.

“Celebrities from the sports world will focus on raising $1 million for pediatric cancer research,” said Vitale.  “This year’s gala will have a new twist as we will end the evening with music and dancing to the Motown sound of The Spinners.  Nothing excites me more than the preparation for my annual Dick Vitale Gala.  It is so gratifying to see everyone uniting and demonstrating a keen sense of pride and passion to help raise dollars for kids battling cancer.”

Since its inception in 2006, the event has raised over $6.5 million for pediatric cancer research.    This year, net proceeds from the Gala will benefit pediatric cancer research initiatives at All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa and Shands Cancer Center in Gainesville through The V Foundation.  The V Foundation has awarded $6.16 million in research grants in the state of Florida.

“Dick has been a tremendous friend to The V Foundation over the years,” said Nick Valvano, CEO of The V Foundation. “I’d like to personally thank Dick and this year’s specials guests Lou Holtz, Gary Williams, and Jay Wright for their support of the Foundation. We are looking forward to another exciting gala this year.”

The Seventh Annual Dick Vitale Gala will begin with cocktails at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner and an after party featuring a live performance from musical group The Spinners.

Tickets and sponsorship opportunities for the event are now available.  For more information or to purchase tickets for the Dick Vitale Gala, please visit www.jimmyv.org/vitale or contact Mary Kenealy at 941-350-0580 or dickvitalegala@jimmyv.org.
About The V Foundation

The V Foundation for Cancer Research was founded in 1993 by ESPN and the late Jim Valvano, legendary North Carolina State basketball coach and ESPN commentator. Since 1993, The Foundation has raised more than $120 million to fund cancer research grants nationwide. It awards 100 percent of all direct cash donations and net proceeds of events directly to cancer research and related programs. Administrative and fundraising expenses are paid by the Foundation’s endowment. The Foundation awards grants through a competitive awards process strictly supervised by a Scientific Advisory Board. For more information on The V Foundation or to make a donation, please visit www.jimmyv.org.

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Matusz Gives Up 7H, BB Over 5IP in Orioles Loss

Posted on 20 March 2012 by WNST Staff

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Jones, Wieters Homer For Orioles In Win

Posted on 18 March 2012 by WNST Staff

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Galarraga Rocked in Orioles Split Squad Loss

Posted on 17 March 2012 by WNST Staff

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Chen Goes Five Innings For Birds in Split Squad Tie

Posted on 17 March 2012 by WNST Staff

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Hardy More Comfortable in Second Sarasota Spring

Posted on 27 February 2012 by WNST Staff

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Orioles Announce Free Exhibition in Sarasota April 3

Posted on 31 January 2012 by WNST Staff

ORIOLES TO PLAY EXHIBITION GAME AGAINST

STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA ON APRIL 3

            The Orioles today announced that they have reached an agreement with State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Manatees Baseball, to play an exhibition game at Ed Smith Stadium on Tuesday, April 3 at 1:05 p.m. There will be no admission charge to attend the game, with the exception of reserved tickets near the SCF dugout which will be sold by the college with proceeds supporting Manatees athletics.  Tickets can be reserved through the SCF athletic department at 941-752-5261.

Formerly known as Manatee Community College, the institution has enjoyed a rich athletic tradition throughout their 54 year history. The baseball program has produced over 185 professional baseball players and over 350 players have gone on to four year universities. Legendary coach Tim Hill Sr., only the second baseball coach in school history, is in his 32nd and last year as head coach of the team.

“The State College of Florida is extremely grateful to the Orioles for enabling us to continue our tradition of facing a major league team,” said State College of Florida Athletic Director Matthew Ennis. “The game means so much to our school and the surrounding community and our players are thrilled for the opportunity to play at Ed Smith Stadium.”

Current Orioles pitcher JIM JOHNSON is a student at State College of Florida, taking online classes to complete his Liberal Arts degree.

For the last 12 years the school played an annual exhibition game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, the only junior college in the nation to play a major league team in spring training. The game against the Orioles will allow the State College of Florida to continue this tradition.

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MASN To Air Just Six Orioles Spring Training Games

Posted on 25 January 2012 by WNST Staff

SARASOTA HIGHLIGHTED TO MILLIONS IN THE MID-ATLANTIC REGION

THROUGH ORIOLES SPRING TRAINING TV BROADCASTS

The Orioles recently announced their radio and television broadcasts for the 2012 spring training season, providing the Sarasota area exposure to millions of households in the Mid-Atlantic region.

MASN, the Orioles’ television rightsholder, will air six spring training games from Ed Smith Stadium in 2012, the most MASN has ever broadcast. Those games include March 5 vs. Pittsburgh, March 11 vs. Boston, March 18 vs. New York, March 23 vs. Boston, March 24 vs. Washington and April 1 vs. Tampa Bay. MASN’s exclusive television territory covers over seven million households in all or parts of six states and the District of Columbia from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to Charlotte, North Carolina.

“The broadcast of Orioles spring training games back to the Mid-Atlantic market is a huge promotional bonus for Sarasota,” said VIRGINIA HALEY, President of the Sarasota Convention & Visitors Bureau. “The three-hour broadcasts are often filled with images of beaches, shopping districts, marinas and other recreational activities, helping to promote the Greater Sarasota area as a true tourist destination.”

“Millions of households can learn about the beauty and attractions of the Sarasota area by watching or listening to Orioles spring training broadcasts, creating an awareness that can lead to increased interest and tourism in the region,” said GREG BADER, Orioles Director of Communications. “In addition to our local broadcasts, the Sarasota area also benefits from radio and television broadcasts of spring training games by the Orioles’ opponents to their regional audiences across the United States.”

The Orioles’ 2012 spring training season will begin on Monday, March 5 at 7:05 p.m. against the Pittsburgh Pirates at the new Ed Smith Stadium. Both MASN and WBAL Radio will broadcast the game live.

 

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Orioles announce 2012 Grapefruit League schedule

Posted on 29 November 2011 by WNST Staff

PRESS RELEASE

The Orioles Tuesday announced their 2012 Grapefruit League schedule, which opens March 5 with an afternoon split-squad contest in Port Charlotte against the Tampa Bay Rays and an evening contest at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

2012 marks the third consecutive spring training for the Orioles in Sarasota, and the second in the renovated Ed Smith Stadium.

Baltimore will face 10 different opponents at home during the 2012 Grapefruit League campaign, including the Boston Red Sox three times and the Minnesota Twins, Pittsburgh Pirates and Tampa Bay Rays two times each. The Atlanta Braves, Detroit Tigers, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, Toronto Blue Jays and Washington Nationals will each make one visit to Ed Smith Stadium.

The Orioles will play 15 games on the road during the 2012 Grapefruit League schedule. They will make two trips to play the Blue Jays, Phillies, Rays, Red Sox, Twins and Pirates and one trip to face the Braves, Tigers and Yankees.

The Orioles will also host Florida Southern College April 2 in Sarasota.

Fans interested in season plans, five-game flex packs or group tickets, or those wishing to receive additional spring training ticket information may visit www.orioles.com/spring or call the Orioles spring training office in Sarasota at 941-893-6300.

The on-sale date for single game tickets for all 15 of the Orioles’ Grapefruit League games at Ed Smith Stadium, as well as player reporting dates, will be announced at a later time.

BALTIMORE ORIOLES 2012 SPRING TRAINING SCHEDULE

Day Date Opponent Location Time

Monday March 5 Tampa Bay Rays Port Charlotte 1:05

Pittsburgh Pirates Sarasota 7:05

Tuesday March 6 Boston Red Sox Fort Myers 1:35

Wednesday March 7 Minnesota Twins Sarasota 1:05

Thursday March 8 Atlanta Braves Sarasota 1:05

Friday March 9 Tampa Bay Rays Port Charlotte 1:05

Saturday March 10 Philadelphia Phillies Clearwater 1:05

Sunday March 11 Boston Red Sox Sarasota 1:05

Monday March 12 Toronto Blue Jays Dunedin 1:05

Tuesday March 13 Tampa Bay Rays Sarasota 1:05

Wednesday March 14 Pittsburgh Pirates Sarasota 1:05

Thursday March 15 Detroit Tigers Lakeland 1:05

Friday March 16 Minnesota Twins (ss) Fort Myers 1:05

Saturday March 17 Boston Red Sox (ss) Sarasota 1:05

Boston Red Sox (ss) Fort Myers 1:35

Sunday March 18 New York Yankees (ss) Sarasota TBA

Atlanta Braves (ss) Orlando 1:05

Monday March 19 off day

Tuesday March 20 Philadelphia Phillies Sarasota 1:05

Wednesday March 21 Toronto Blue Jays Sarasota 1:05

Thursday March 22 Minnesota Twins Fort Myers 1:05

Friday March 23 Boston Red Sox Sarasota 1:05

Saturday March 24 Washington Nationals Sarasota 1:05

Sunday March 25 Philadelphia Phillies Clearwater 1:05

Monday March 26 Pittsburgh Pirates Bradenton 7:05

Tuesday March 27 Minnesota Twins Sarasota 1:05

Wednesday March 28 Toronto Blue Jays Dunedin 1:05

Thursday March 29 New York Yankees Tampa 7:05

Friday March 30 Detroit Tigers Sarasota 7:05

Saturday March 31 Pittsburgh Pirates (ss) Bradenton 1:05

Sunday April 1 Tampa Bay Rays Sarasota 1:05

Monday April 2 Florida Southern College Sarasota 7:05

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