Jones also donated baseball equipment to 30 teams that are part of the Orioles' Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) program. Other community organizations that Jones supports include the Cool Kids Campaign Foundation, Jackie Robinson Foundation and OriolesREACH.
Additionally, in 2012, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake presented Jones with a Key to the City for his extensive work with Baltimore City youth and children from the Y of Central Maryland.
The Babe Ruth Museum Community Service Award was created to honor Ruth's memory by recognizing an active or former professional athlete or individual with ties to the Maryland sports community, who has demonstrated a strong devotion to Baltimore and the state of Maryland by giving back to the community.
Previous recipients include O.J. Brigance and his wife, Chanda, Matt Stover, Edwin Mulitalo, Brian Roberts, Melvin Mora, Nick and Christina Markakis, and the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation.
"Since joining the Orioles in 2008, Adam has been such an active part of the Baltimore community," said Mike Gibbons, executive director of the Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation, in the news release. "We are proud to recognize Adam's efforts in making our city a better place, both on and off of the field, and look forward to honoring him on the same night we celebrate Babe."
"Babe's Birthday Bash" will include unlimited ballpark-inspired food and beverages; a silent auction; appearances by local professional and amateur athletes; free parking at Camden Yards; and admission to Sports Legends Museum's galleries, according to the news release.
Tickets to the event are $45 each for members of the Museum; $55 apiece for the general public when purchased in advance; and $60 each at the door on the night of the event.
Ten or more tickets purchased together are discounted at $40 each. Tickets are available here. For more information, call 410-727-1539, ext. 3033.