Jones nominated for Roberto Clemente Award

Jones nominated for Roberto Clemente Award
September 16, 2013, 5:45 pm
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Adam Jones was named the Orioles’ 2013 nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award. He’s one of the 30 nominees from each club for the annual award, which recognizes charitable work by players.

Jones and the Baltimore Orioles Charitable Foundation donated $75,000 to the Boys and Girls Club of Metropolitan Baltimore for a new Learning and Technology Center. He also provided bats and catchers gear to the 30 teams in the Orioles’ Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) program.

He’s also supporting a Jackie Robinson Foundation scholar, Alanah Graham, who’s a freshman studying neurobiology at Spelman College. Jones’ grant will enable her to attend college for four years.

Jones also hosts clinics at Oriole Park and has partnered with Coppin State University’s women’s softball team to conduct their baseball and softball clinic for over 300 children.

He donates $5,000 to the OriolesReach ticket program, which enables underprivileged youths to attend games. Jones also hosted 100 RBI players for a private screening of the movie “42.” He also served as Honorary Chair for the Y’s 2013 Send a Kid to Camp campaign.

Voting begins on Tuesday at and ends on Oct. 6.

Jones’ nomination will be recognized on the field on Sept. 24.

He was also nominated by his teammates for the Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award, but wasn’t a finalist.