The Oriole Advocates are a group of diverse individuals from all walks of life with one thing in common: a love for the game of baseball. We are involved in various local charities and contribute to inner city baseball leagues as well as youth baseball in general. Through our Cardboard to Leather program, we collect baseball equipment that would otherwise be discarded and send it to countries where there is a real love for the game but lack of equipment to play it. We elect former players to the Orioles Hall of Fame and hold the annual Hall of Fame luncheon, and we help the Oriole wives in collecting food for the Maryland food bank.
We are active throughout the year, but our busiest time, of course, is during the baseball season when we carry out our most visible activity -- we are the primary mechanism the Baltimore Orioles use for organizing and distributing the various giveaways they have throughout the season. So, if you see us at the ballpark, make sure to say "Hi"!
But....it's not all work! The Advocates also participate in social activities, like bus trips to the Oriole's minor league teams around the state and weekend trips to cities like New York and Chicago to watch the Oriole's take on their rivals. The annual Oriole Advocates Banquet, held in November, is the culmination of the season's activities. The Advocates and their families also enjoy a Holiday Season party given by the Baltimore Orioles to thank the group for their efforts throughout the year.
We hope this site will be helpful in letting you know a little about our history, the events we plan and, in general, what it is the Oriole Advocates do as an organization. Please click any of the links on the left menu to find out more about our great organization!
Give me an "O"! Advocates in Cooperstown for Cal's induction