News & Notes about the A's Upcoming Homestand

On Friday, May 27 the Oakland A's will open a six-game homestand against the Detroit Tigers and Minnesota Twins. Highlights of the homestand include three giveaways and the celebration of the inaugural PLAY BALL Weekend.

On Saturday, May 28, 15,000 fans will receive a Josh Reddick Bobblehead, presented by Comerica Bank. The following day, 10,000 fans will receive a PLAY BALL Bat/Ball set, presented by Chevrolet, as part of the PLAY BALL Weekend. On Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 15,000 fans will receive an A's Player Pet Bowl.

The A's will celebrate the inaugural PLAY BALL Weekend, May 28 - 29, a league-wide effort by MLB and all 30 Clubs to engage young baseball fans and celebrate the continued support of youth participation in baseball and softball. In addition to the PLAY BALL Bat/Ball set giveaway, the team will host a Little League clinic with the Oakland Babe Ruth Cal Ripken League on Sunday, May 29.

Friday, May 27... Detroit Tigers ... 7:05 P.M. ... TV: CSNCA

  • Authentic Fan Friday presented by CSN California
  • Family Friday Pack ticket offer
  • Rapid Deal Day presented by BARTable
  • First Pitch: Chevrolet representative
  • National Anthem: Delanie Eastin Elementary Choir
  • Green Stampede
  • A's Community Fund Silent Auction, benefiting Freedom Alliance, behind Section 120
  • Kids Club: Water Kid

Saturday, May 28 ... Detroit Tigers ...1:05 P.M. ...TV: CSNCA

  • Josh Reddick Bobblehead presented by Comerica Bank (15,000 fans)
  • First Pitch: Phil Koblis, on behalf of Comerica Bank
  • National Anthem: Head Royce Choir
  • 50/50 Raffle
  • A's Community Fund Silent Auction, benefiting Freedom Alliance, behind Section 120
  • Kids Club: Steal the Base

Monday, May 30 … Minnesota Twins … 1:05 P.M. … TV: ESPN

  • Memorial Day
  • A's Player Pet Bowl (15,000 fans)
  • First Pitch: Ray Gonzalez Sr.
  • National Anthem: Megan May
  • 50/50 Raffle
  • A's Community Fund Silent Auction, benefiting Freedom Alliance, behind Section 120

Tuesday, May 31 … Minnesota Twins ... 7:05 P.M. … TV: CSNCA

  • Stephen Vogt School of Imagination school visit, 10:30 a.m. - noon
  • Chevy Free Parking Tuesday
  • 3B Visit: School of Imagination and Fam First Foundation
  • First Pitch: Smile Generation representative
  • National Anthem: Pacific Boy Choir
  • A's Amigos
  • Green Stampede

Wednesday, June 1 … Minnesota Twins … 12:35 P.M. … TV: MLB Network

  • Senior Day
  • Food Bank Wednesday
  • First Pitch: TBD
  • National Anthem: TBD

 

Promotions & Special Events

Rapid Deal Days, presented by BARTable: Fans can take advantage of one of the best deals in sports with $5 tickets during Rapid Deal Days, presented by BARTable. A limited number of tickets are available online for select games throughout the season. For more information, visit athletics.com/bart.

Friday Family Pack: Friday night at the ballpark is made for families with the Friday Family Pack. Fans can get four plaza level tickets, four Coliseum hot dogs, four medium sodas, and four bags of peanuts for just $60. For more information, visit athletics.com/familypack.

Cache Creek Saturdays: Every Saturday fans have the chance to take home an autographed baseball, courtesy of Cache Creek Casino Resort. Fans who find the autographed Cache Creek Casino Resort insert in Athletics, the official team magazine, will win an autographed baseball.

Josh Reddick Bobblehead presented by Comerica Bank: On Saturday, May 28, 15,000 fans will receive a Josh Reddick Bobblehead with spinning action, presented by Comerica Bank. The bobblehead features one of the Golden Glover's signature wall-climbing catches.

PLAY BALL Weekend: The A's will celebrate the inaugural PLAY BALL Weekend, proudly supported by Chevrolet and Scotts, May 28 and 29 at the Coliseum. On Sunday, May 29, the A's will host a clinic on the field for 100 Little Leaguers from the Oakland Babe Ruth Cal Ripken League from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. At the game that day, 10,000 fans will receive a PLAY BALL Bat/Ball set, presented by Chevrolet. PLAY BALL is a joint initiative between MLB and USA Baseball. In addition to encouraging participation in both formal and casual baseball activities, PLAY BALL aims to give kids the opportunity to enjoy the game in a fun environment by highlighting the many ways baseball can be played and providing memorable experiences; introduce young people to the sport who otherwise may not have the chance to experience it; and offer healthy and active lifestyle options where many of those opportunities are being offered less frequently.

A's Player Pet Bowl: On Monday, May 30, 15,000 fans will receive an A's Player Pet Bowl featuring Stella Doolittle alongside Backster and Murray Reddick.

A's Kids Club: The 2016 All-Star Membership Kit includes a drawstring bag, beanie, tattoo sleeves, lanyard, and membership card for just $25. The kit also includes an A's coupon booklet with several free and discounted offers on A's tickets, merchandise, and from team sponsors Round Table Pizza and Oakland Zoo. Kids Club members have the chance to be selected to participate in in-game activities, including "Water Kid" during select Friday games, "Steal the Base" during select Saturday games, and "Guest P.A. Announcer" during select Sunday games. Membership kits can be purchased online at athletics.com or at Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday home games behind Section 113.

"This Bud's for You Inning of Winning" Promotion: Budweiser and the A's are providing one-of-a-kind experiences all season during inning breaks at every home game and on MLB.com's Ballpark app. Fans will have the chance to throw out the ceremonial first pitch, meet A's players, win autographed A's gear, and receive NetSuite Diamond Level ticket upgrades. Through this partnership, the A's will also be giving away trips to the 2016 All-Star Game in San Diego, Calif. and 2017 A's Spring Training in Mesa, Ariz. 

 

Community Relations

School of Imagination Visits: Stephen Vogt will visit with students at Dublin's School of Imagination on Tuesday, May 31, from 10:30 a.m. - noon, and will host a group of children from the school for a pregame visit before that night's game. Vogt makes regular visits to the school throughout the season. The program is supported by Azusa Pacific University, Vogt's alma mater.

50/50 Raffle: The Oakland A's Community Fund hosts a 50/50 Raffle at select games throughout the season. One fan will win half of the gross proceeds raised at each game, with the remaining proceeds benefiting the Community Fund. Ticket sales run from when stadium gates open through the bottom of the 6th inning. Fans can purchase tickets at the kiosk located at section 217 or from a roaming ticket seller. The winner will be announced in the eighth inning.

Little A's: On Sunday, May 29, as part of the Little A's program, deserving youth and their chaperones from nonprofit organizations will have the opportunity to attend an A's game free of charge. In addition to a game ticket, each child receives a pair of A's themed socks 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, the Clorox Foundation, and Capitol Corridor.

Take the Field with the A's: The Take the Field with the A's gives youth baseball and softball teams the chance to live out their Major League dreams. On Sunday, May 29, youth players from a local baseball or softball team will join Oakland A's players on the field during the National Anthem.

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 fifth inning.

A's Amigos: The A's Amigos program gives bilingual Spanish speaking children from non-profit organizations the opportunity to interact with bilingual A's players. Participants are able to learn about the value of sportsmanship and hard work from their role models. In addition to the pregame chat, each child receives a game ticket and an A's cap. A's Amigos is sponsored by Kelly-Moore Paints.

Green Stampede Homework Club: On select games throughout the season, elementary school students will visit the Coliseum to receive help with their homework from tutors and aides. 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.

Food Bank Wednesdays: On Wednesday, June 1 (and select Wednesdays throughout the season), volunteers will be on-site to help collect cans of food and monetary donations before the game to benefit the Alameda County Food Bank. With every five cans donated or $5 contribution, fans will receive a buy one get one free ticket voucher for a future game.