Baysox, Special Olympics MD Partner for Opening Night

Team to Honor Athletes, Volunteers, Fundraisers; Make Donation

February 28, 2013 9:11 AM ET

BOWIE, Md. - The Bowie Baysox announce a partnership with Special Olympics Maryland for Opening Night at Prince George's Stadium Thursday, April 11, against the Akron Aeros at 7:05 p.m. Special Olympics Maryland athletes, volunteers and fundraisers will be in attendance and honored on the field during a pregame ceremony.

Baysox single game tickets are on sale now, so order your tickets for Opening Night and be there as the Baysox kick off their 20th season at Prince George's Stadium. As part of the Opening Night festivities, the gates will open at 5 p.m. and fans can enter early for a special Tailgate Tuesday happy hour event in the Bud Light Picnic Pavilion. The first 5,000 fans in attendance at the game will also receive a Baysox 2013 magnet schedule.

Baysox Assistant General Manager Phil Wrye is excited for this event. "Special Olympics Maryland is a terrific organization and the Baysox are proud to have formed this partnership," Wrye said. "We expect this to be a memorable night for our fans and all the individuals from Special Olympics Maryland who will receive much-deserved recognition before and during the game. This event is a great opportunity for fans to give back by ordering their tickets for Opening Night early and making a donation to this organization."

"We're excited to be working with the Baysox to be part of Opening Day", said Jim Schmutz President and CEO of Special Olympics Maryland. "We're grateful for this opportunity that features our athletes in an exceptional community environment, where fans can learn more about Special Olympics Maryland"

As part of the pregame ceremonies, Maryland Law Enforcement officers will participate in the Law Enforcement Torch Run® around the perimeter of the field at Prince George's Stadium. The mission of the torch run is to raise funds for and awareness of the Special Olympics movement worldwide. More information about the program can be found here.

Baysox Baseball - We'll Knock Your 'Sox Off. The Baysox open the 2013 season on the road and begin the 20th season of baseball at Prince George's Stadium Thursday, April 11. To keep up with Baysox news during the offseason, visit

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