News & Notes About the A's Upcoming Homestand

OAKLAND - On Friday, June 26, the Oakland A's open a 10-game homestand against the Kansas City Royals, Colorado Rockies, and Seattle Mariners. Highlights of the homestand include three giveaways, an Independence Day Eve fireworks show, and Military Appreciation Day.

The first giveaway of the homestand is during Turn-Back-The-Clock Day on Saturday, June 27, when 20,000 fans will walk away with a "Charlie O." Throwback T-Shirt presented by ROSS. The following afternoon, 15,000 fans will receive a Billy Butler "Country Breakfast" Bowl presented by XFINITY. On Sunday, July 5, 20,000 fans will get a Tote Bag presented by MLB Network.

During the Independence Day weekend, the A's will honor the military with the "Salute to Armed Forces" Fireworks Night on Friday, July 3, followed by Military Appreciation Day at the 1:05 p.m. matinee on the Fourth of July.

DATE - OPPONENT - TIME - TELEVISION

FRIDAY, JUNE 26 - KANSAS CITY ROYALS - 7:05 P.M. - CSNCA

  • Topps Friday Family Pack
  • CSNCA Authentic Fan Friday
  • First Pitch: Kelly-Moore Paints
  • National Anthem: Casey Rico
  • Home Run Readers
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Day sales (ends after top of third inning)

SATURDAY, JUNE 27 - KANSAS CITY ROYALS - 1:05 P.M. - CSNCA

  • Giveaway: "Charlie O." Throwback T-Shirt presented by ROSS (20,000 fans)
  • 1965 Turn-Back-The-Clock Day (A's will be wearing 1965 Kansas City Athletics uniforms)
  • Cache Creek Saturday
  • National Anthem: Todd Morgan
  • First Pitches: Bert "Campy" Campaneris and John "Blue Moon" Odom
  • First Pitch: Sixth grade student Matthew Catapang (St. Bede's), with Mathletics Coordinator Veronica Jarata
  • Pre-Game Presentation: Mathletics Award presentation
  • Pre-Game Parade: Charlie O. the Mule and 1965 classic cars
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Day sales (ends after fifth inning)
  • A's Community Fund Silent Auction, behind Section 120, benefitting Cinnamongirl, Inc.

SUNDAY, JUNE 28 - KANSAS CITY ROYALS - 1:05 P.M. - CSNCA

  • Giveaway: Billy Butler "Country Breakfast" Bowl, presented by XFINITY (15,000 fans)
  • National Anthem: Daniel Borup
  • First Pitch: Derek Herider
  • Take the Field with the A's program, presented by Wells Fargo
  • Little A's program, presented by Bank of America and supported by the Oakland Zoo and Clorox
  • Wounded Warriors Flag Raising
  • Post-Game Race Around the Bases, driven by Chevrolet
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Day sales (ends after fifth inning)
  • A's Community Fund Silent Auction, behind Section 120, benefitting North Hills Community Association

MONDAY, JUNE 29 - COLORADO ROCKIES - 7:05 P.M. - CSNCA

  • National Anthem: Julianna Zobrist
  • First Pitch: Corey Foreman
  • Pre-Game Presentation: OneDesk/Home Run Heroes
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Day sales (ends after top of third inning)

TUESDAY, JUNE 30 - COLORADO ROCKIES - 7:05 P.M. - CSNCA

  • Free Parking Tuesday, driven by Chevrolet
  • National Anthem: Cisco Singers
  • First Pitch: Chevron
  • Pre-Game Presentation: BARONS Diamond Player Award
  • From 12-2 p.m. on the Coliseum field, Chevron will host a clinic with 100 local children (more info below)
  • Green Stampede Homework Club
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Day sales (ends after top of third inning)

WEDNESDAY, JULY 1 - COLORADO ROCKIES - 12:35 P.M. - CSNCA

  • BART $2 Wednesday ($2 tickets sold out)
  • First Pitches: Brian Wheeler and Elizabeth Lanfranki, Contra Costa County Teachers of the Year
  • National Anthem: Isabella DaCosta
  • Little A's program, presented by Bank of America and supported by the Oakland Zoo and Clorox
  • Food Bank Wednesday
  • Senior Days
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Day sales (ends after top of third inning)

THURSDAY, JULY 2 - SEATTLE MARINERS - 7:05 P.M. - CSNCA

  • Throwback Thursday presented by Chevron ExtraMile (5,000 fans get a Sal Bando commemorative button)
  • National Anthem: Jess Caylyn
  • First Pitch: Comcast SportsNet California
  • Sport Clips Charity Cuts, benefitting Freedom Alliance and Wounded Warrior Project
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Day sales (ends after top of third inning)
  • A's Community Fund Silent Auction, at Section 120, benefitting Freedom Alliance and Wounded Warrior Project

FRIDAY, JULY 3 - SEATTLE MARINERS - 6:05 P.M. - CSNCA

  • "Salute To Armed Forces" Fireworks Show after the game
  • Topps Friday Family Pack
  • CSNCA Authentic Fan Friday
  • First Pitch: Retired U.S. Army Sgt. Vic Thibeault, Silver Star and Purple Heart recipient wounded in Afghanistan
  • National Anthem: Lanisa Keith
  • Color Guard: Navy Honor Guard at Travis Air Force Base
  • Sport Clips Charity Cuts, benefitting Freedom Alliance and Wounded Warrior Project
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Day sales (ends after top of third inning)
  • A's Community Fund Silent Auction, at Section 120, benefitting Freedom Alliance and Wounded Warrior Project

SATURDAY, JULY 4 - SEATTLE MARINERS - 1:05 P.M. - CSNCA

  • Military Appreciation Day
  • Cache Creek Saturday
  • National Anthem & God Bless America: Stephen Powell, U.S. Navy
  • First Pitch: Chris Goings, Wounded Warrior who served in the Army
  • Color Guard: Travis Air Force Base
  • Large Flag Unfurl: Members of the U.S. Marines and U.S. Coast Guard
  • Pre-Game Presentation: Sport Clips check presentation
  • Wounded Warrior Flag Raising
  • Sport Clips Charity Cuts, benefitting Freedom Alliance and Wounded Warrior Project
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Day sales (ends after fifth inning)
  • A's Community Fund Silent Auction, at Section 120, benefitting Freedom Alliance and Wounded Warrior Project

SUNDAY, JULY 5 - SEATTLE MARINERS - 1:05 P.M. - CSNCA

  • Giveaway: Tote Bag presented by MLB Network (20,000)
  • National Anthem: Diablo Vista Chorus
  • First Pitch: TBA
  • Little A's program, presented by Bank of America and supported by the Oakland Zoo and Clorox
  • Take the Field with the A's program, presented by Wells Fargo
  • Post-Game Race Around the Bases, driven by Chevrolet
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Day sales (ends after fifth inning)
  • A's Community Fund Silent Auction, behind Section 120, benefitting Kiwanis Club

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

Promotions & Special Events

Turn-Back-The-Clock Day/Charlie O. T-Shirt Giveaway: On Saturday, June 27, 20,000 fans will receive a Charlie O. T-Shirt, presented by ROSS, as part of 1965 Turn-Back-The-Clock Day. The A's will be wearing 1965 uniforms, Charlie O. the Mule will make an appearance, and Campy Campaneris and Blue Moon Odom will throw out the ceremonial first pitches.

Country Breakfast Bowl Giveaway: On Sunday, June 28, 15,000 fans will receive a Billy Butler "Country Breakfast" Bowl, presented by XFINITY. The bowl pays homage to A's designated hitter Billy Butler's signature nickname.

Salute to Armed Forces Fireworks Night: The A's annual Independence Day Eve fireworks show will salute the United States military on Friday, July 3. Veterans will be on hand to throw out ceremonial first pitches, and fans can stick around after the game to watch the fireworks from the outfield grass (on-field capacity is limited).

Military Appreciation Day: On July 4, the A's will have all five branches of the Armed Forces represented at the 1:05 p.m. game against the Mariners: the Navy singing the National Anthem; Air Force for Color Guard; Army for first pitch; and Marines & Coast Guard unfurling a large flag on the field. The A's are also working with the Freedom Alliance Gifts From Home program and asking fans to donate various items that can be sent to troops overseas. These items include toiletries, magazines, socks, and other supplies. A's Players' Wives and Girlfriends will be collecting items at Section 120 from when the opening of the ballpark until the third inning. Every fan that donates an item will receive an autographed Sean Doolittle Photo Card and a camouflage A's button, while supplies last.

Tote Bag Giveaway, presented by MLB Network: On Sunday, July 5, 20,000 fans will receive an Tote Bag, presented by MLB Network. The functional bag is great for the grocery store, gym, work, or the pool.

Sport Clips Charity Cuts: From July 2-4, 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 games on July 2-4.

 

Community Relations

Breast Cancer Awareness Day Fundraising Table: At each game throughout the homestand, fans will have the opportunity to purchase Breast Cancer Awareness Day pins, caps and necklaces with proceeds benefitting breast cancer education, research and awareness. Also, once again the A's will be raffling off a custom-made autographed quilt; raffle tickets for the quilt are $5 each. The fundraising table will be set up behind section 120.

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.

Chevron Baseball Clinic: On Tuesday, June 30, Chevron and the A's will host 100 children from the Richmond Police Activities League for a two-hour clinic at the Coliseum from noon to 2 p.m. Instructors include Ron Washington, Willie McGee, Vida Blue, Michael Felder, and Zachary Babitt, with a special appearance by former A's manager Tony LaRussa and a meet-and-greet with a current A's player. One of the clinic stations will feature STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) exhibits to teach the children the science behind the game of baseball.

Little A's: On June 28, July 1, and July 5, as part of the Little A's program, deserving youth and their chaperones of non-profit organizations will have the opportunity to attend an A's game free of charge. In addition to a game ticket, each child receives a Bank of America souvenir and child-admission pass to the Oakland Zoo. The Little A's program is presented by Bank of America and supported by the Oakland Zoo and Clorox.

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 Sundays throughout the season, youth players from a local you 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: During select Wednesday home games in June, July, August and September, A's fans can donate five cans of food or $5 to the Alameda County Community Food Bank at Gates C, D, and the BART Plaza. Each fan that contributes receives a 2-for-1 plaza level ticket voucher for a future A's game.