News & Notes About the A's Upcoming Homestand

OAKLAND - The Oakland A's will welcome a pair of American League powerhouses to the O.co Coliseum for a seven-game homestand beginning with a special 1:05 p.m. Memorial Day matinee on Monday, May 25, against the Detroit Tigers.

Led by Miguel Cabrera and former Athletics slugger Yoenis Céspedes, the Tigers will square off against the A's in a three-game set beginning with Monday's homestand opener.

After the three-game Tigers series, Alex Rodriguez and the New York Yankees make their annual visit to the Coliseum on Thursday for a four-game series, which includes a trio of evening games and a Sunday matinee.

The week-long homestand features the following promotions and giveaways: Memorial Day A's Road Cap presented by Comerica Bank (May 25); Sport Clips Charity Cuts (May 25-26); Stephen Vogt Referee Bobblehead with sound, driven by Chevrolet (May 28); and Throwback Thursday presented by Chevron ExtraMile (May 28).

DATE              OPPONENT         TIME       TELEVISION

MONDAY, MAY 25    DETROIT TIGERS     1:05 P.M.         CSNCA

  • Giveaway: Memorial Day A's Road Cap presented by Comerica Bank (15,000 fans)
  • First Pitch: Comerica Bank representative
  • National Anthem: Michelle Doolittle from the USAF Band of the Golden West, Travis Air Force Base
  • Sport Clips Charity Cuts: haircuts in exchange for donations to Freedom Alliance and Wounded Warrior Project
  • A's Community Fund Silent Auction, behind Section 120, for Freedom Alliance & Wounded Warrior Project

TUESDAY, MAY 26    DETROIT TIGERS     7:05 P.M. CSNCA

  • Free Parking Tuesday, driven by Chevrolet
  • National Anthem: California High School Band
  • First Pitch: Taylor Green
  • Mathletics Program visit to St. Bede Catholic School in Hayward
  • Green Stampede Homework Club
  • Sport Clips Charity Cuts: haircuts in exchange for donations to Freedom Alliance and Wounded Warrior Project
  • A's Community Fund Silent Auction, behind Section 120, for Freedom Alliance & Wounded Warrior Project

WEDNESDAY, MAY 27     DETROIT TIGERS     12:35 P.M CSNCA

  • BART $2 Wednesday ($2 tickets sold out)
  • First Pitch: Brian Greenwood
  • National Anthem: Kairos Music Academy Choir
  • Pre-Game Presentation: BARONS Diamond Player Award
  • Home Run Readers Day #2
  • Senior Days
  • Food Bank Wednesday

THURSDAY, APRIL 28     NEW YORK YANKEES     7:05 P.M CSNCA

  • Giveaway: Stephen Vogt Referee Bobblehead with sound, driven by Chevrolet (15,000 fans)
  • Throwback Thursday presented by Chevron ExtraMile (5,000 fans get an Al Simmons commemorative button)
  • National Anthem: Isa Chu
  • First Pitch: Ken Sarna, on behalf of Chevrolet

FRIDAY, MAY 29     NEW YORK YANKEES     7:05 P.M. CSNCA

  • Topps Friday Family Pack
  • CSNCA Authentic Fan Friday
  • First Pitch: Andre Ward
  • National Anthem: Monte Vista High School Choir

SATURDAY, MAY 30     NEW YORK YANKEES     7:05 P.M. CSNCA

  • Cache Creek Saturday
  • National Anthem: Semoine Sykes
  • First Pitch: Dr. David Orenberg, on behalf of Fremont Bank
  • A's Community Fund Silent Auction, behind Section 120

SUNDAY, MAY 31     NEW YORK YANKEES     1:05 P.M. CSNCA

  • National Anthem: Elana Sogard
  • First Pitch: Michelle Iwai, Honorary Bat Girl winner
  • Take the Field with the A's program, presented by Wells Fargo
  • Pre-Game Presentation: Honorary Bat Girl
  • Post-Game Race Around the Bases, driven by Chevrolet
  • A's Community Fund Silent Auction, behind Section 120

**For additional information about all promotions and special events, please visit http://www.athletics.com/promotions

Promotions & Special Events

Memorial Day A's Road Cap, presented by Comerica Bank: On Monday, May 25, 15,000 fans will receive a Memorial Day A's Road Cap, presented by Comerica Bank. The green road hat features Oakland's iconic "A's" logo with an American flag on the side to commemorate Memorial Day.

Sport Clips Charity Cuts: From May 25-26, Sport Clips will be on site providing haircuts to fans in exchange for donations to Freedom Alliance and the Wounded Warrior Project. The haircuts will be provided in Section 236 in left field of the O.co Coliseum during the first two games of the Tigers series.

Stephen Vogt Referee Bobblehead with sound, driven by Chevrolet: On Thursday, May 28, when the A's play host to the New York Yankees, 15,000 fans will receive a Stephen Vogt Referee Bobblehead with sound, driven by Chevrolet. The bobblehead features audio of his famous referee impersonation as well as the "I believe in Stephen Vogt" fan chant.

Community Relations

Honorary Bat Girl: On Sunday, May 31, the A's will honor breast cancer survivor and A's season ticket holder Michelle Iwai as the Honorary Bat Girl at the 1:05 p.m. game against the New York Yankees. The Milpitas resident will be honored in a pre-game presentation on the field and will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at that afternoon's game.

Green Stampede Homework Club: On select games throughout the season, elementary school students will visit O.co Coliseum to receive help with their homework from tutors and aids. An A's player will visit and sign autographs for the students as a way to congratulate them for their hard work. After the students have finished their homework, they are able to sit in the stands and watch the game.

A's Community Fund Silent Auctions: Every Saturday and Sunday home game (and other select games), the A's Community Fund hosts a silent auction featuring signed and unsigned A's memorabilia as well as game-used items. The silent auctions are located in the A's fan center behind section 120 and end with the last out in the bottom of the 5th inning.

Mathletics School Visit: On Tuesday, May 26, A's outfielder Billy Burns will visit St. Bede Catholic School in Hayward as part of the A's Mathletics Program, presented by ROSS and Comcast SportsNet California.

Take the Field with the A's: The Take the Field with the A's program gives youth baseball and softball teams the chance to live out their Major League dreams. On Sunday, May 31, youth players from a local youth baseball or softball team will join Oakland A's players on the field during the National Anthem. Each participant receives an autographed baseball and t-shirt, courtesy of Wells Fargo.

Food Bank Wednesdays: On Wednesday, May 27-and select Wednesdays throughout the season-A's players' wives and girlfriends will be on-site to help collect cans of food and monetary donations and distribute ticket vouchers for future games and player cards. 

Home Run Readers: On Wednesday, May 27, students from local schools will receive tickets to the 12:35 p.m. game as a reward for achieving their reading goals set by their teachers. The tickets are courtesy of the A's Community Fund and Garth Brooks Teammates for Kids.