Orange Wednesdays is celebrating its 4th Anniversary today – 25 April 2016!
Several people have helped us since day one in so many ways. First I want to recognize the help of my friends – Kevin Roberts, Justin Cosgrove, Valerie Spangler, Patti Thomas, Nick Hock and Scott Caddell. Marge Neal for her article in Dundalk Patch. Then the support of WJZ through Ron Matz, Marty Bass, Don Scott and Linh Buhl, Sharon Gibala, Mike Shuh and the rest of the morning news team who basically picked up the ball and kept it going.
Small businesses like Poor Boys, Smyth Jewelers, Watson’s Garden Center, Natty Boh Gear, Great Moments, All About Me, Eric Insurance, and Federal Hill Wines and Spirits have been wonderful!
Our local media (WJZ, WBAL, ABC2, FOX) each Wednesday shows fans how to WearOrangeWednesdays in a professional manner yet have fun with shout-outs, Tweeting selfies and all other Orioles news. Plus 105.7 radio and Jim Hunter helped as 2016 Spring Training broadcasts at Dempsey’s gave shout-outs to Orange Wednesdays this year. MASN too got involved through O’s Xtra with Jim Hunter, Rick Dempsey and occasionally Jim Palmer, Mike Bordick.
Baltimore County Public Schools joined us and I’ve gained so many opportunities to spread our campaign through their support plus be invited when Buck Showalter was honored at the Carver Center and had a chance to interact with county school kids.
The Johns Hopkins Hospital through Marsha Eklund Laurence, Dempsey’s, Phillips Seafood, Baltimore County Rec and Parks and so many more.
We continue top grow and expand as with any business and have Chuck Boemmel teaming with me to work the Twitter side of social media gaining friends and relationships as we expand our media support.
Recently, our involvement with Todd Unger and Natty Boh Gear have helped as we monetize Orange Wednesdays. And we are excited about new items that are in process and utilizing other small businesses with specialty items.
But the key to our success is you the fan who wear #Orange on Wednesdays, to all games home/away, at work, on vacation and inspires the rest of #Birdland to join us! Again my sincere thanks to all!