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Baltimore Orioles to Sign 2015 Pet Calendar at BARCS

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calendarHelping companion animals who are marking the days until they find forever pet parents, the Baltimore Orioles are pitching the option of pet adoption by unleashing their 6th annual pet calendar.

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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Photo Credit: Twitter/Baltimore Orioles

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About Grace Sydney

Grace Sydney is the Assistant Editor of DogTipper.com and CatTipper.com, covering celebrity-related rescue news. She operates the @HollywoodDogs Twitter account sharing information on celebrity fundraising for rescues and shelters.

  • Linda Szymoniak

    Gosh darn it. I was in Baltimore over the weekend (Aug. 8-10) and just got home early this morning. They had games all weekend, although I was in town for Otakon (the second largest anime convention in the US). I wish it had been over the weekend.