Michelle Obama coming to Camden Yards
First Lady Michelle Obama will appear at Camden Yards with members of the Orioles next week to promote her campaign to combat childhood obesity, the White House announced Friday.
Orioles Adam Jones, Matt Wieters, Will Ohman, Lou Montanez and Corey Patterson and visiting Tampa Bay Rays Carl Crawford, David Price, James Shields, B.J. Upton will be joined by officials from Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association for the announcement Tuesday of a joint initiative between Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign and Major League Baseball.
Obama started Let’s Move! with the goal of “solving the challenge of childhood obesity” within a generation so the children of today will reach adulthood at a healthy weight. President Barack Obama has created a Task Force on Childhood Obesity to review programs and policies relating to child nutrition and physical activity and to develop a national action plan.
After a press conference Tuesday morning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the players will conduct a baseball clinic on the field for 50 young players from the local Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) leagues and Boys & Girls Clubs.
Obama is scheduled to throw out the first pitch before the O’s-Rays game that night. The Orioles are encouraging fans to arrive earlier than normal due to heightened security measures.