A's 16th annual Root Beer Float Day raises $34,709 for JDRF

More than $448,000 has been raised throughout the event's history

OAKLAND, Calif. - The Oakland Athletics raised $34,709 at this evening's 16th Annual Root Beer Float Day. All proceeds benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

The A's have raised more than $448,000 for JDRF throughout the event's history. Current and former A's players, broadcasters, various Bay Area TV and radio personalities and celebrities served root beer floats for two hours before tonight's game. Proceeds were raised through the sale of floats and souvenir mugs, as well as tips given in exchange for autographs and pictures with the celebrity scoopers.

Soda for the event was donated by Zevia and Whole Foods Market. The ice cream for the event was donated by Dreyer's.