News & notes about the A's upcoming homestand

The A's will host the Houston Astros and Texas Rangers for the final six home games of the 2016 season beginning Monday, Sept. 19 at the Oakland Coliseum. The final homestand of the season includes Superhero Fireworks, presented by AAA, following the game on Sept. 23 and Team Photo Giveaway, presented by Zevia, for 10,000 fans on Sept. 25. 
 
The complete homestand is below.
 
DATE | OPPONENT | TIME | TELEVISION
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 | HOUSTON ASTROS | 7:05 P.M. | CSNCA

  • Green Stampede
  • First Pitch: Kids Club member
  • National Anthem: Holy Names University Prep Music Department

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 | HOUSTON ASTROS | 7:05 P.M. | CSNCA

  • Stephen Vogt School of Imagination visit, 10:30 a.m. - noon
  • Chevy Free Parking Tuesday
  • Portuguese Heritage Night (special ticket)
  • Green Stampede
  • Jedi Warriors visit
  • A's Amigos
  • First Pitch: Men's Wearhouse representative
  • National Anthem: Oakland Unified School District Honor

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 | HOUSTON ASTROS | 12:35 P.M. | MLB NETWORK

  • Third Base Field Visit: U.S. Bank
  • Pregame presentation: Dave Stewart Community Award
  • First Pitch: CSN California representative
  • National Anthem: Stacey Bellone

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 | TEXAS RANGERS | 6:35 P.M. | CSNCA

  • Authentic Fan Friday, presented by CSN California
  • Friday Family Pack ticket offer
  • Superhero Fireworks, presented by AAA
  • Pregame presentation: Catfish Hunter Award
  • Pregame presentation: AAA Saves check presentation
  • First Pitch: AAA representative
  • National Anthem: Noah Kibreab
  • Kids Club: Water Kid
  • 50/50 Raffle

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 | TEXAS RANGERS | 1:05 P.M. | CSNCA

  • Third Base Field Visit with Sean Doolittle: Patients from VA Palo Alto Hospital
  • First Pitch: TOTAL representative
  • National Anthem: Ernestine Balisi
  • A's Community Fund Silent Auction, benefiting Lucille Packard Foundation, behind Section 120
  • MDA Fill the Boot
  • Kids Club: Steal the Base
  • 50/50 Raffle

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 | TEXAS RANGERS | 1:05 P.M. | CSNCA

  • Team Photo Giveaway, presented by Zevia (10,000 fans)
  • Third Base Field Visit with Liam Hendriks: Oakland Pirates, Oakland-based Aussie rules football team
  • First Pitches: A's employees Harold Miller and Max Jacinto; Zevia representative
  • National Anthem: Semonie Sykes
  • 50/50 Raffle
  • A's Community Fund Silent Auction behind Section 120
  • Kids Club: Guest PA, third inning
  • Postgame: Race Around the Bases

**For additional information about the promotions or events listed above, please visit athletics.com.

Promotions & Special Events
Superhero Fireworks, presented by AAA: Following the game against the Rangers on Friday, Sept. 23, the A's will host Superhero Fireworks, presented by AAA. Set to music from recent superhero movies, fans can dress as their favorite superhero and enjoy the show from the outfield grass.
Team Photo Giveaway, presented by Zevia: On Sunday, Sept. 25, 10,000 fans will receive a 2016 A's team photograph, presented by Zevia.
Portuguese Heritage Night: Fans who pre-purchase the Portuguese Heritage Night special ticket for the Tuesday, Sept. 20 game will receive an exclusive A's Portuguese Heritage Night giveaway and access to a pregame party in the Eastside Club. To purchase tickets, visit athletics.com/Portuguese
CSN A's Authentic Fan Friday: Every Friday home game, fans in the value deck, sections 316 - 318, will receive a giveaway, a personalized photo booth card, $6 food or merchandise value, and more. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit csncalifornia.com/AFF.
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.
"This Bud's For You Inning of Winning" 2017 Spring Training Trip Prize Giveaway: As part of the Budweiser Inning of Winning season long promotion, the Oakland A's have given away prizes and experiences including NetSuite Diamond Level seats, burgers, autographed baseballs, game worn jerseys, exclusive player meet and greets, and behind the scenes tours. On the final home game on Sept. 25, the "This Bud's for You Inning of Winning" culminates with one lucky fan winning a trip for two to Oakland A's 2017 Spring Training in Mesa, AZ. The prize package includes roundtrip airfare, hotel, and game tickets to A's Spring Training.
A's Kids Club: 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.

Community Relations
Dave Stewart Community Service Award: The Dave Stewart Community Service Award is given annually to an A's player in recognition of charitable contributions throughout Northern California and across the nation. Stewart will present the 2016 award to this year's recipient prior to the game on Wednesday, Sept. 21, in a special on-field ceremony.
Jim "Catfish" Hunter Award: Voted on by A's players, the Jim "Catfish" Hunter Award honors an A's player whose play on the field and conduct in the clubhouse best exemplifies the competitive, inspirational and courageous spirit of the Hall of Fame pitcher. The A's will honor this year's recipient in a special on-field ceremony prior to the Friday, Sept. 23 game.
50th Anniversary Employee Recognition: A's employees Harold Miller and Max Jacinto will be honored before the Sunday, Sept. 25 for their 50 years of employment at the Oakland Coliseum. Harold and Max were working as ticket takers on September 18, 1966 when the Coliseum hosted its very first event, a NFL game between the Oakland Raiders and the Kansas City Chiefs. Over the years, they've been part of many significant events on property: six World Series appearances by the A's, two Super Bowl winning seasons with the Raiders, two NBA Finals with the Warriors and countless concerts and other events. Max is still a ticket taker welcoming fans at C Gate and Harold now works in the press dining lounge.
School of Imagination visit: Stephen Vogt will visit with students at Dublin's School of Imagination on Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 10:30 a.m. - noon. Vogt makes regular visits to the school throughout the season. He will also host students from the school at batting practice. The program is supported by Azusa Pacific University, Vogt's alma mater.
Jedi Warriors: The A's will host a meet and greet for families from the Wounded Warriors Project through Jed Lowrie's "Jedi Warriors" program before the Tuesday, Sept. 20 game.
MDA Fill the Boot Fundraising Events: On Sept. 24, local firefighters will be fundraising with MDA Fill the Boot to help improve the lives of those fighting the muscle disease.
Men's Wearhouse Double Play Check Presentation to Year Up!: Every time the A's turned a double play this season, Men's Wearhouse donated $100 to Year Up! Bay Area. Year Up! connects young adults to careers and opportunity, with professional clothing and philanthropic support provided by the Men's Wearhouse. This year's presentation will take place before the Tuesday, Sept. 20 game with Men's Wearhouse Executive Vice President/Brand President Scott Norris and Year Up! Interim Executive Director Emily Shaffer.
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.
A's Community Fund Silent Auction: 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.
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 sixth 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.