Oriole Advocates' Chartiable Foundation
The Oriole Advocates’ Charitable Foundation (OACF) was established as a 501 © (3) Corporation In 1987. The organization promotes the health and well-being of youth through the State of Maryland and across the globe through its support of organizations both domestic and abroad who promote baseball at all levels for individuals of all abilities.
Major projects funded by the OACF include the Oriole Advocates’ Cardboard to Leather (C2L) Program that was established in 1992. Since that time, the program has donated over 80 tons of baseball and softball equipment to over 40,000 athletes.
The OACF also funds the operation of the Oriole Advocates Challenger Baseball Program which provides children with mental and/or physical challenges the opportunity to enjoy the experience of playing baseball. For more than a decade, the program has served more than 60 teams and close to 1,000 players in Challenger leagues.