Mayor Rawlings-Blake: “Light the City Orange”

| September 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

September 06, 2012

Mayor Rawlings-Blake Urges Baltimore To “Light The City Orange” For The Orioles

BALTIMORE, MD. (September 6, 2012) – Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake called on Baltimore residents and businesses to show their support for the Baltimore Orioles as they fight for a playoff spot by bathing the city in orange light. Earlier today, City employees began installing orange lighting fixtures on City buildings, including City Hall. Next week, the Washington Monument will be showered in orange light.

“This weekend, as our Orioles face off with the New York Yankees for the top spot in the American League East, we should let the team know that we are behind them one hundred percent,” said Mayor Rawlings-Blake. “Buck Showalter, his coaching staff, and the players should be commended for playing at such a high level and for putting themselves in a position to play meaningful games in September.”

Mayor Rawlings-Blake also declared Friday, September 7 as “Orange Friday.” City employees are urged to show their support for the Orioles by wearing orange all day long.

“With the Orioles playing for first place and the Ravens season about to start, and as we prepare to celebrate Maryland’s 2012 Olympians and Paralympians, Baltimore is going to be one of the most exciting sports cities in America,” added Mayor Rawlings-Blake.

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