Thank you to everyone who joined us for the inaugural “Crush’s Homers for Hearts” Home Run Derby benefiting the Children’s Heart Program at the University of Maryland Children’s Hospital. Through your support of this special event, you are making a meaningful difference in the lives of the children and families we serve. We hope to see you back next year!
To view photos from the event, please visit our Facebook page.
“Crush’s Homers for Hearts” Home Run Derby is a charity event hosted in partnership with Orioles first baseman Chris Davis and his wife, Jill, and the Baltimore Orioles.
Jill and Chris Davis serve as ambassadors for the University of Maryland Children’s Hospital (UMCH). Partnering with UMCH experts and dedicated staff, the Davises raise public awareness of childhood illnesses and disease research. They regularly visit children in the hospital to provide moral support and to see how family-centered care at UMCH is helping children to live healthier and happier lives.
Home Run Derby participants experienced a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play baseball on the field of Oriole Park at Camden Yards, which included a warm-up on the field with the Orioles Strength & Conditioning coach and pictures with Jill and Chris Davis. How it works – Home Run Derby Format and Rules.
Participants and guests also watched the Orioles’ batting practice from the unique vantage point on the flag court while enjoying an assortment of Baltimore's favorite food and beverages.
Additionally, the Davis family hosted patients from the University of Maryland Children’s Hospital for a T-ball challenge.
5:00 pm Doors Open/Sponsor Reception Begins
5:00 - 6:00 pm Participants Watch Orioles Team Practice
6:00 - 6:30 pm Participants begin to warm up
6:30 - 7:00 pm Children’s Hospital patient T-ball challenge
7:00 - 9:00 pm Home Run Derby (during the Home Run Derby, Chris and Jill Davis will take photos with each team)
9:00 pm Award presentation
In addition to the Home Run Derby, we are featuring an online auction with exclusive Baltimore Orioles memorabilia and experiences including:
Visit www.32auctions.com/HomeRunDerby for more information and to place your bid.
Every day, our expert team in the Children's Heart Program at the University of Maryland Children’s Hospital diagnose and treat children with a range of complex cardiovascular conditions.
AMY MACHT & RICK ARMIGER
If you would like to support this special event with a tax-deductible donation to the Pediatric Heart Program, please click here.
In the drop down menu on the donation form, please select the Children's Heart Program Fund.
Contact Nichole Komninos at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-328-6053.