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Oct. 28, 2013 Director of PR & Communications
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Dempsey’s Brew Pub to host pre-race party for KidsPeace Trick-or-Trot
Saturday’s 4th annual 5K/1-Mile Walk at Oriole Park at Camden Yards is held in partnership with the Baltimore Orioles and presented by OneMain Financial
BALTIMORE – The countdown is on! In five days, hundreds of runners and walkers will hit the streets of Baltimore to raise money and awareness for KidsPeace foster care youth.
The fourth annual KidsPeace Trick-or-Trot 5 K/1-Mile Walk, in partnership with the Baltimore Orioles, presented by OneMain Financial, begins and ends at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The race, which will be attended by Orioles Manager Buck Showalter and his wife, Angela, begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, with registration starting at 6:30 a.m. Participants are encouraged to don costumes for the event and stay for the post-race party with the Oriole Bird. There is still time to register if you haven’t already. Visit www.kidspeace5k.org.
Race packet pickup is Friday night at Dempsey’s Brew Pub & Restaurant, located inside the stadium. Parking for the pre-race event will be available in stadium lots B and C, and Dempsey’s will validate parking. Jacqueline Edwards, KidsPeace Maryland Board of Associates co-chair, invites everyone to stop by Dempsey’s and visit with the Showalters and other participants before the big day.
“Come join us for a fun pre-party night at the stadium,” Edwards said. “Dempsey’s is a wonderful restaurant with great food and craft beer. The Showalters are hosting this evening as a true start to the KidsPeace Trick-or-Trot.”
Proceeds from the race benefit KidsPeace Foster Care and Community Programs of Maryland and Washington D.C., including KEYS (KidsPeace Empowering Youth to Succeed), a program that teaches life skills to youth preparing to age out of the foster care system. This event is bolstered by the generosity of our presenting sponsor, OneMain Financial; and our gold sponsors, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, Casey Construction, TransAmerica, Charter Financial, RevMax, UnderArmour and Bridgeway Community Church; and our media sponsors, WBAL, MASN, WPOC and PressBox.
The Showalters and KidsPeace representatives will be available for media interviews Friday night and Saturday morning. On race day, media may park in lot A and report to the stage area in Maryland Square outside of gate C. For additional information or to coordinate interviews, please contact Ray Schulte at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For 130 years, KidsPeace has been building on its expertise to give hope, help and healing to children, families and communities throughout the United States. Through its comprehensive range of residential treatment programs; accredited educational services; unique psychiatric hospital and foster care and community-based programs, KidsPeace is dedicated to helping people connect, transform and overcome their challenges to ensure a stable future, transition to adulthood and gain independence. Since its doors opened in 1882, more than 200,000 children have participated in one of the multitude of programs KidsPeace offers. For additional resources or more information on how to get involved, become a foster parent or make a donation, please visit www.kidspeace.org. Follow us at www.facebook.com/KidsPeaceMaryland or on Twitter @KidsPeace.