Orioles Select Marie Selby Botanical Gardens as Partner for 2016 “Go Green” Night, Green Cap Auction

January 18, 2016

For the second year, the Orioles have selected Marie Selby Botanical Gardens as the ballclub’s partner for “Go Green” Night on Thursday, March 17 when the Orioles take on the Minnesota Twins at 7:05 p.m. at Ed Smith Stadium. Selby Gardens will benefit from an online auction of specially-designed, green O’s caps autographed by players. The caps will be worn during the night game on St. Patrick’s Day. Purchase tickets here.

“The Orioles are proud to once again partner with Selby Gardens, one of the Sarasota area’s most treasured attractions and a world leader in environmental education, as we celebrate ‘Go Green’ Night at Ed Smith Stadium,” said David Rovin, Vice President of Orioles-Sarasota. “The stadium is a showcase for sustainable building practices, which we demonstrate year-round. This special focus during Spring Training, along with the auction benefiting a local environmental organization, highlights for our fans the importance of thinking ‘green’ in our everyday lives.”

“This dynamic partnership with the Orioles – now in its second year — benefits our international botanical research, conservation, horticulture displays and educational programs, while attracting new audiences to our breathtaking, bayfront oasis,” said Jennifer O. Rominiecki, President and CEO of Selby Gardens. Rominiecki noted that last year, the auction raised more than $8,000 to benefit Selby Gardens.

Orioles fans and Selby Gardens supporters may bid online for the caps at www.orioles.com/spring from 7:05 p.m. on Thursday, March 17 through Thursday, March 24 at 10 p.m.

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