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Cameras capture Oriole player, Paul Fry, giving honored young, male Oriole Advocates Challenger Baseball participants Oriole baseball caps on the field of Oriole Park at Camden Yards before a baseball game. Bleachers, billboards, and spectators can be seen in the background.

We're more than a fan club— 
we're a community

The Oriole Advocates is a volunteer organization that brings people together from all walks of life through a shared love of baseball, the Baltimore Orioles, and making a difference. We focus on community impact through scholarships, donations, and events dedicated to lifting up youth of all ages and abilities—all while sharing a love of baseball and the Baltimore Orioles. 


Our diverse group of volunteers are the cheerful folk seen during game day giveaways or at the annual Hall of Fame Luncheon supporting the Baltimore Orioles, while also leading charitable initiatives to instill and further a love of baseball in today’s youth. Membership is open to all!

Two young, underprivileged boys on a recreational baseball field smile as they try on baseball gloves for fit after a shipment of gently used equipment collected by the Oriole Advocates arrives in Aruba.

Cardboard to Leather®

We collect gently used baseball equipment for communities where there is a love for the game but lack of equipment to play it.

A young girl with a developmental disability, wearing an Orioles jersey and a backwards baseball cap, proudly shows off her Oriole Advocates Challenger Baseball medal at a program event. She is standing on the edge of a recreational field, as people walk by behind her.

Challenger Baseball

We encourage children with special needs to discover and play baseball with the support of our adaptive partner leagues.

By the Numbers


tons of baseball
equipment donated


athletes played on our adaptive baseball teams


in scholarships given to youth baseball players


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Renee Pope,
mother and coach

“As a mother and now coach for Challenger baseball, I want to take a minute to tell you all thank you. My son has autism and he first got the opportunity to come down to see the Baltimore Orioles in 2011 thanks to Oriole Advocates....The opportunities you give the kids are amazing and to see his face when we come to the games is priceless. He had the chance to do the fantasy camp and loved it. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for seeing these kids as just that kids. You and the Baltimore Orioles truly are angels! Thank you for all you do.”

There’s so much more we can do

and we’d love to have you be part of our team.

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