BALTIMORE - St. Philip Neri School in Linthicum has been selected as the grand prize winner of the Orioles "Go Orange" challenge. As a result, all students at the school will receive tickets to a 2013 game.
The challenge was issued by the Orioles on September 12 to all elementary, middle and high schools in the state of Maryland. Schools were encouraged to decorate classrooms, gymnasiums and other spaces. They were also asked to involve students in demonstrating Orioles pride .
St. Philip Neri was one of 30 schools that participated in the challenge. In the end, it was the schools photo collage of their "Go Orange Week" that included details about their classroom decorations, Orioles-themed lunch, students and teachers dressed in Os gear and an aerial photo of them forming a "O" outside the school.
Orioles pitchers JASON HAMMEL, TOMMY HUNTER and TROY PATTON,MASN Broadcaster JIM HUNTER and the Oriole Bird will visit the school on Thursday, September 27 at noon the day before the Orioles play the Red Sox in their final home regular season series of the year during Fan Appreciation Weekend.
Perry Hall Elementary in Baltimore was awarded second place and Halstead Academy of Science and Arts in Baltimore received third place. Perry Hall will also receive a visit from The Oriole Bird at a later date, and all three top schools will receive tickets for their entire student body to attend a mutually agreeable Orioles home game in April 2013.