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SARASOTA, FLA. – April 1, 2016: As part of the Baltimore Orioles’ annual “Go Green” auction, the Orioles held an online auction for specially-designed St. Patrick’s Day jerseys and caps worn by Orioles uniformed personnel during the game on March 17 against the Minnesota Twins, raising more than $9,000 for Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. The caps and jerseys were autographed, authenticated, and auctioned at www.orioles.com/spring from March 17 – 24.
Orioles-Sarasota Vice President David Rovine presented a check for $9,279.18 from the auction to Selby Gardens’ President and CEO Jennifer Rominiecki in a pregame ceremony on Thursday, March 31, when the Orioles hosted the Atlanta Braves in the final Spring Training home game of the season.
“We are truly grateful for this partnership with the Orioles and appreciate the team’s support of our mission,” said Jennifer O. Rominiecki, President and CEO of Selby Gardens.
The funds will support the Gardens’ mission of plant conservation, research, education and display. Selby Gardens is a world-renowned botanical garden and leader in environmental research and education nestled in an urban setting on the shores of Sarasota Bay.
About Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is the only botanical garden in the world dedicated to the display and study of orchids, bromeliads, gesneriads, epiphytes and tropical plants with a focus on botany, horticulture and environmental education. For more information, please visit www.selby.org. Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 900 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota, open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Christmas, regular admission $19 (ages 12 and up), ages 4-11 $6, Members and children 3 and under enter free. Contact us at (941) 366-5731 or selby.org. Get social with us on Facebook, Instagram and more by searching @selbygardens.