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Press Release

06/17/2008 10:09 AM ET
Orioles players create lasting memories for Baltimore area children
"Buses for Baseball" program gives underprivileged kids the chance to watch a Major League baseball game

BALTIMORE -- Prior to tonight’s game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Orioles players Matt Albers, Chad Bradford, Alex Cintron, Adam Jones, Melvin Mora, Garrett Olson and Brian Roberts will provide everlasting memories to a group of local children as the Major League Baseball Players Trust’s “Buses for Baseball” program motors into Baltimore.

Courtesy of the players’ charitable foundation, children from Belanger-Federico Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization committed to raising funds for the fight against Lung and Pediatric Cancer, will receive round-trip transportation to the game, meet the players, and receive free tickets, food, beverages and souvenirs. “Buses for Baseball” will provide many of the children with their first chance to attend a Major League Baseball game.

This season, “Buses for Baseball”, a program administered by the Players Trust and underwritten by Majestic Athletic, a division of VF Imagewear, Inc., will provide transportation and personal greetings for more than 1,500 underprivileged children attending Major League Baseball games as invited guests of their big league heroes.

The Players Trust enjoys support from the Baltimore Orioles organization in providing this unique, up close and personal opportunity to share the thrill of Major League Baseball with those less fortunate.