The third annual Kids’ Opening Day will be held Sunday, April 9, at Oriole Park at Camden Yards when the Orioles host the New York Yankees at 1:35 p.m. The celebration will welcome children and their families to a new season of Orioles Baseball with many fun activities and unique gameday opportunities for several lucky kids throughout the day.
Kids’ Opening Day will feature a kids-only Orioles fedora, available to all fans ages 14 and under. Additionally, all fans ages 4-14 will be able to participate in a postgame Kids Run the Bases. On their way into the ballpark, 10 randomly selected young Orioles fans will receive an Orange Ticket for a memorable lifetime experience later that day!
Plenty of in-game entertainment for children as well, including the “Tweet for a Bird Visit” promotion in which fans tweet for the chance to have the Oriole Bird deliver an Orioles prize pack to their seats. Children are also strongly encouraged to show their Orioles spirit with costumes and signs, and some of the most-supportive young fans will receive Orioles autographed items for their efforts.
Face painters will be at the Kids’ Corner near Gate C from the time gates open until approximately an hour after the scheduled first pitch.
Sunday’s Birdland Hero will be Thomas Moore, a middle-school student, who decided to grow out his hair to donate it to cancer patients. His donation helped to provide three wigs for cancer patients who lost their hair while undergoing chemotherapy.