Oakland A's fans can now raise money for personal causes or their favorite charity, thanks to a new online fundraising platform the team unveiled today. Athletics.com/care allows fans to create fundraising campaigns and invite others to participate in their cause, with 100% of funds benefitting the campaign.
"We are committed to building a better community and this online tool allows our fans to promote and raise funds for organizations they're passionate about," said A's President Michael Crowley. "Additionally, it serves as another way for us to raise funds for charities our team supports. We are also proud to say that unlike other online fundraising, all money raised will go directly to the benefitting organization."
In addition to fan-generated campaigns, fans can support team causes, including breast cancer awareness and research, juvenile diabetes, prostate cancer, and autism. To launch the platform, the A's are raising funds for the Angelman Syndrome Foundation, in memory of former A's outfielder Dave Henderson, and Cortney's Place of Scottsdale, Ariz., in memory of former A's infielder Tony Phillips.
ABOUT THE OAKLAND ATHLETICS
The Oakland A's Community Fund supports charitable organizations that improve the quality of life for people throughout the Bay Area. The fund believes in the need to invest in the community's future by focusing on improving educational programs, aiding the underprivileged, assisting in crime and drug prevention, promoting health awareness, and championing children and senior welfare. Since its inception, the A's charitable arm has contributed more than $19.2 million to support local community programs and initiatives. For more information on the A's Community Fund, please visit athletics.com/community.