Get to Know the GameChanger: Brett Hollander

How the Orioles broadcaster is supporting kids who are struggling with dyslexia.
—Photography by Gary Landsman

When he was an elementary school student in Baltimore, Orioles broadcaster Brett Hollander was diagnosed with dyslexia. He understands how much of a hurdle the disability can be for kids, particularly those with no access to support systems.

Through “Going to Bat For Dyslexia,” a gala fundraising event he began in 2022, Hollander supports kids who are struggling with dyslexia in Baltimore by providing fully paid scholarships to attend a summer program at The Odyssey School, which serves children with language learning differences.

The goal is to show that, given the right academic resources, kids with dyslexia can thrive.

“The key is to figure out how to get through it academically, so you can get through it in the world,” he says.