BALTIMORE (WJZ)–The weather outside doesn’t show it, but this is a big weekend for baseball. The Orioles FanFest is Saturday. Many players and coaches will make appearances at the Convention Center, including second baseman Brian Roberts.
Mary Bubala spoke with him Friday.READ MORE: Maryland Residents Starting To Get Booster Shots After CDC Announcement
Brian Roberts says he’s excited to be in Baltimore this weekend and really looking forward to FanFest. Roberts, along with his wife Diana, will host 15 families at this year’s FanFest. They met the families and the pediatric patients at The University of Maryland Medical Center, where Roberts and his wife dedicate much of their time and resources. In fact, Roberts is launching a new charity called One For All.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Maryland: More Than 1.1K New Cases & 15 Deaths Reported Sunday
“We’re finally in a place, where we wanted to create something that would be there for a long, long time,” said Brian Roberts. “Where other people in the community, Orioles fans, could contribute and be part of it.”
Roberts and his wife have raised $1 million over five years for The University of Maryland Medical Center. When he was just 5-years-old, Roberts had open-heart surgery, so it is his life’s mission to help young cardiac patients.MORE NEWS: U.S. Has Enough COVID-19 Vaccines For Boosters, Kids’ Shots
As part of WJZ’s Continuing Community Commitment, WJZ is proud to support FanFest. Fans will begin packing the Baltimore Convention Center on Saturday. Current and former Orioles players and coaches will be on hand for autographs. Vic, Don and Marty will be there 10-11 a.m. Gigi, Andrea and Mary will be there 2-3 p.m. Denise and Bob will be there 3-4 p.m.