Here is the press release:
The Orioles will donate 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales for the game to emergency feeding programs in Baltimore City, and The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc. will match all monies collected up to $250,000, for a potential donation of $500,000 to be split among the organizations.
Every available seat in the ballpark will cost $10, a savings of up to $35 per seat off the regular season price. Tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis, so fans are urged to purchase their tickets in advance by calling 1-888-848-BIRD or visiting www.orioles.com.
"What makes this event so special is that it enables just about anyone in Baltimore to partner with The Weinberg Foundation in a worthwhile cause," said Weinberg Trustee Barry Schloss. "This is a unique opportunity for the general public to make a significant difference in the lives of people in need."
"We are dazzled by this project," said Bill Ewing, Executive Director of the Maryland Food Bank. "This gift will allow the recipient organizations to step out in their communities and make a huge impact on the areas they serve. The donations will go a long way in helping many needy people to escape the pain of living in poverty."
The Baltimore-based Weinberg Foundation is the nation's 22nd largest foundation, with assets of more than $2 billion and annual disbursements of approximately $100 million. The Foundation is dedicated to assisting the poor, primarily through operating and capital grants to direct service organizations. These grants are focused on meeting basic needs such as shelter, nutrition, health and socialization and on enhancing an individual's ability to meet those needs.