A's dedicate tonight's Pride Night to Orlando victims
The Oakland Athletics will honor those affected by the tragedy in Orlando during tonight's Pride Night, presented by Wells Fargo.
The ceremonial first pitch will be replaced by a silent tribute. A's pitcher Sean Doolittle, CSN California's Eireann Dolan and the University of San Francisco Head Women's Basketball Coach Jennifer Azzi will join members of the local LGBTQ community, allies, and A's fans to pass the ceremonial first pitch ball and place it on the mound as a symbol of remembrance. Following the tribute, the Oakland East Bay Gay Men's Chorus will perform the National Anthem.
The game also includes a pregame party in the Eastside Club open to all fans prior to the 7:05 p.m. matchup against the Texas Rangers. The Pride Night special ticket includes an A's Pride rainbow headband and partial proceeds from each ticket will benefit three Bay Area charities: AIDS Project of the East Bay, Our Space, and Rainbow Community Center.
For more information about tonight's Pride Night, presented by Wells Fargo, visit athletics.com/pride.