Syracuse vs. Maryland MBB | Big10/ACC Toys for Tots Challenge

Help us kick off the BIG10/ACC Toys for Tots Challenge on our turf & ensure B’more Orange takes home the trophy for donating the most toys!

Join B’more Orange – Syracuse University Alumni of Baltimore to cheer on the Orange at DogWatch Tavern in Fell’s Point. Tip-off is at 7:00pm against Maryland. So come out and join your fellow Orange!

Please BRING A TOY for the BIG10/ACC Challenge Toys for Tots Drive, as we will be competing against other BIG10/ACC Alumni groups to see who can collect the most toys. All toys can be deposited in the designated Syracuse drop box in the rear part of Dogwatch. The recommended value of each toy is $10, as we hope to contribute quality as well as quantity!

YOU MUST Wear your Orange gear and take advantage of Syracuse specials! Please be sure to tell your bartender that you are with Syracuse when you start your tab!

$5 appetizers
$6 Crushes
$5 Redbull and Pinnacle flavor bombs (orange man Bombs) but they can have any flavor they like!
$4 Wine
$4 Rail Drinks
$3 Domestic Bottles

Orange is going Green!

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In honor of Syracuse University’s 144th birthday, B’more Orange will be partnering with Parks & People to plant trees at Morrell Park.

WHEN: Saturday, March 22nd @ 10:00am – 1:00pm

WHERE: Morrell Park at intersection Tolley Street & Grinnald Ave, Baltimore, MD

All ages are welcome! Tools and gloves will be provided along with a tree planting demo. Please bring a reusable water bottle, wear long pants & sleeves, and shoes with closed toes. Most importantly, get ready to plant some trees and get dirty with Parks & People!

Parking available in the lot. Volunteers should meet at the parking lot at 1410 Tolley St.

College Goal Maryland Volunteers

B’more Orange! We’re in need of volunteers for a College Goal Maryland Event at Power House, 316 S. Caroline Street, Baltimore, MD 21231 on Saturday, February 22nd from 8am – 12pm. We will be helping students fill out those god-awful FAFSA forms (with professional supervision) and subtly bragging about the #1 team in the nation. We need about 8 more volunteers to come and be awesome.

If you’d like to help out, please contact Katie Brennan, our Community Outreach Director. Hope to see you there!

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50 toys donated to Living Classrooms

Living Classrooms GiftsThanks to everyone’s generosity, B’more Orange was able to donate a whopping 50 toys to the Living Classrooms Foundation CARE program. Not too shabby!

Our Community Outreach Director, Katie Brennan organized all of the toy purchases based on age groups. Well done, Miss Brennan. Well done. A special shout out to the elves who helped wrap and package the toys, and even resisted opening a Bop-It.

Wishing all the B’more Orange family a holiday season filled with cheer and a Happy New Year!!!

B’more Orange 2013 Holiday Party

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19th

Join fellow alumni on Thursday , December 19th at Ropewalk Tavern in Federal Hill. The party will have good food and support a good cause.

This year the Club will be supporting the Living Classrooms CARE Holiday Toy Drive, directly helping children at the Carmelo Anthony Youth Development Center. Because the toy donations are needed before 12/19, we are asking for monetary donations on behalf of the Living Classrooms CARE program. All donations will be collected at the event.

The Club will be providing appetizers and the bar will offer Happy Hour specials from 7-10pm. If you would like to join us, please RSVP to Cara Gardner (cara.gardner@bmoreorange.org) or via Facebook. Hope to see you there!

BHealthy. BFit. Bmore. 2013

This July, members of our club were lucky enough to participate in the BHeathly. BFit. Bmore. event put together by the Greenberg House and the Carmelo Anthony Youth Development Center.

During this half day event, health and fitness professionals (alongside our volunteers and members of the DC Alumni Club) we able to teach kids ages 5 to 13 about nutrition, football, basketball, and tae kwon do. Check out some of the photos!

Photos by: Linda D. Epstein ’89

National Orange Day at BARCS

MD218.25591084-1-xNational Orange Day is a celebration of the founding of Syracuse University. The alumni associations are asked to participate in some sort of community service in their region. This year, B’more Orange opted to spend the day at BARCS (Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter) in the Pigtown area of Baltimore.

After a brief tour of the facility with its manager Joe, the B’more Orange team marched outside with rakes, shovels, and black bags in hand to tidy up around the exterior of the building. We also were able to transport a puppy named Gracie to a shelter in Washington, D.C. for adoption. One of our members even adopted a dog from BARCS.

Though BARCS is a young organization, they do amazing work in the Baltimore area. If you’re interested in a pet or helping out at the facility, please visit their website here. In fact, the dog pictured above is available from BARCS.You can find many of their adoptable pets looking for their forever homes on their website or on their Petfinder.com page.

Volunteering at BARCS for National Orange Day

BMORE Orange is lending a hand at BARCS Animal Shelter
Saturday March 23
9am-1230

After a tour of the facility and petting some doggies and kitties we’ll get started with helping around the building. Tasks may include landscaping, raking, picking up trash at the shore line (they’re right on the water), and laundry.

Wear long pants and flat, closed-toed shoes.  Must have current medical insurance and be over 18.
Our group is limited to 8 volunteers.
Email Cara Gardner if interested: cara.gardner@bmoreorange.org

And we can grab lunch/drinks afterwards, location tbd.

Otto’s Gift Givers

Holiday-gifts

Our 1st Holiday Toy Collection

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We’d like to send out a giant “thank you” to all those that brought gifts to our first annual Holiday Party on December 20th. Thanks to you, we were able to donate 40 unwrapped children’s toys to the Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital. The hospital was as happy to receive the gifts as we were to give them. Click here to view the letter from Thomas S. Paullin, the hospital’s Vice President of Development and External Affairs.

Above is our social committee chairwoman, Cara Gardner, with our Treasurer & Executive Secretary, David Slotnick, after delivering the gifts to the hospital.

We hope that toys brought a little more joy to their holiday season and the first days of 2013.

Warming up our Baltimore Neighbors

Bmore Warm

The B’more Orange gang should be feeling all warm and fuzzy. Not because the weather has cooled and we can gear up in warm clothing, but because we were able to help out the International Rescue Committee.

Over the course of the November 10th weekend, we collected winter clothing during the S.U. football and basketball games and were able to donate four big boxes of coats, sweaters, pants, gloves, and hats.

A big “thank you” to all those that were able to help out and especially Katie Brennan, our Community Outreach Director, for putting together the event. We hope to do this again, but in the meantime we’re looking for other community service activities to keep the Club busy. If you have ideas for an event that could use a little more orange, email us by clicking on our contact page.