Sharing their love of both Baltimore and their barking buddies with baseball buffs, players have posed with four-legged members of their own home team and adorable adoptables from Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) at some of the city’s most well-known sites, among them the American Visionary Art Museum, the Hippodrome Theatre, the U.S.S. Constellation and Fort McHenry.
As with the Orioles’ previous pet calendar (which raised more than $51,000 for the paws cause), all of the proceeds from the 2015 Orioles Pet Calendar will benefit BARCS, a non-profit which cares for more than 11,000 homeless dogs, cats and other animals in need each year. Doggedly devoted to the organization, over the years the major league team has raised more than $150,000 for adoptables at BARCS.
Stepping up to the plate to promote the charitable venture, five members of the Baltimore Orioles will take part in an autograph signing at BARCS on the day of the calendar’s release. Baseball buffs who purchase the $15 calendar at the event can have it signed by:
- shortstop J.J. Hardy
- pitcher Tommy Hunter
- outfielder David Lough
- starting pitcher Bud Norris
- catcher Matt Wieters
Fans who are unable to attend the event can still show their support by purchasing the Oriole’s 2015 16-month pet calendar, which will be available for $15 at Oriole Park, the Orioles Team Store in York, Pennsylvania, and online at orioles.com starting August 12th.
Baltimore Orioles 2015 Pet Calendar Signing
Note: Attendees can park for free in Lot D on the south side of M&T Bank Stadium
When: August 12, 2014 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: BARCS at 301 Stockholm Street in Baltimore Maryland
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