Nearly 400 members of the Johns Hopkins community— faculty and staff and their families and friends—attended Hopkins Night at Camden Yards on Friday, Aug. 9, when the Baltimore Orioles faced the Houston Astros. Hopkins Night attendees received a special baseball cap featuring the Orioles bird sporting JHU Blue Jay colors.
Eshon Hawkins, of Johns Hopkins' Office of Benefits and WorkLife, kicked off the night in an on-field pre-game ceremony by accepting the Orioles' Heavy Hitter award, which recognizes customers who have purchased 250 or more tickets to one game. This was JHU's second year in a row receiving the Heavy Hitter award.
Among the attendees was Michele Fountain, of Cancer Immunology in the School of Medicine, whose family was in town for a visit. "I knew that attending Hopkins Night would be a great way to have fun and receive the custom Orioles hat," she said. "I came with my daughter and grandkids so that they could also enjoy the pre-game fireworks and live music."
Avani Prabhakar, who works in Internal Medicine in the School of Medicine, said she came because "I enjoy being with my family and the Hopkins community."
The Orioles lost the game to the Astros, 2 to 3.
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