Ohana Growth Partners Hits a Home Run with Boys & Girls Clubs
Ohana Growth Partners hit a home run that resulted in smiles this past summer. On July 28, Ohana Growth Partners attended the Baltimore Orioles versus Tampa Bay Devil Rays game with youth from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford, Cecil and Metropolitan Baltimore.
As part of “Mo Gaba Day,” 280 members of the Boys & Girls Club attended the game at Oriole Park. Mo Gaba was an Orioles Hall of Famer who made a lasting impact on the city of Baltimore and Orioles team. Gaba, a 14-year-old Orioles superfan, was elected to the Orioles Hall of Fame in 2020. He was also awarded the Wild Bill Hagy Award due to being one of the team’s most passionate fans. He endured four battles with cancer before his passing in 2020.
The Ohana Growth Partners team members who went to the game included COO Justin Drummond, CMO Josh Gerber, Regional Manager Keith Stephens, Manager Ken Bowen Jr., Fitness Training Support Manager Quintin Dailey and General Manager Tracy Brown.
“Ohana Growth Partners has a culture of giving back to the community in which we serve, but we also genuinely enjoy changing people’s lives. This can be through fitness and wellness, but also through giving experiences like these,” said Drummond. “It’s all about the smiles, and we saw a lot of them at the Orioles’ game. It was amazing!”
The group was able to show their spirit by meeting the Oriole Bird mascot. The group’s seats were right behind home plate, giving them the perfect view for the game. Additionally, the Baltimore Orioles won the game, leaving the day as a positive experience for the Boys & Girls children. This was the first time Ohana Growth Partners had participated in an event like this, but it plans on doing an event like it again hopefully soon.
“We are so grateful to Ohana Growth Partners for making this special day possible for our members, some of whom had never had the chance to cheer on their home team from inside Oriole Park at Camden Yards,” said Jesse Schaefer, senior director of development and communications for Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore. “What a beautiful tribute to Mo to have a group of young fans in the audience.”