A's host end-of-summer family fireworks show during upcoming homestand

The Oakland A's will return home tomorrow, Aug. 8, for a nine-game homestand against the Seattle Mariners, Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals.

The A's and PG&E will open the homestand by assembling 1,000 backpacks with school supplies from 3 - 4:30 p.m. in the Eastside Club at the Oakland Coliseum. A's pitchers Simon Castro and Chris Smith will join volunteers from 3 - 3:30 p.m. to pack backpacks with folders, notebooks, pens and other school supplies, including a first aid kit, provided by the American Red Cross. The backpacks will be distributed by the Lend a Hand Foundation to Oakland middle school students. The team will also host a number of youth baseball clinics during the upcoming week, including a Chevron STEM-related baseball clinic on Aug. 15 featuring Kendall Graveman.

With the end of summer right around the corner, the A's Summer Movie Fireworks, presented by Chevron, will follow the Aug. 12 game against the Orioles. Fans can enjoy the animated movies themed show from the outfield grass.

Tuesday, August 8 | Seattle Mariners | 7:05 p.m.

TV: NBC Sports California

Radio: 95.7 FM The Game and the A's Radio Network

Gates open at 4:30 p.m.

Parking: 4 p.m.

CHEVY FREE PARKING TUESDAY: All fans park for free during Free Parking Tuesdays.

BACK-TO-SCHOOL BACKPACK ASSEMBLY EVENT: The A's and PG&E will assemble 1,000 backpacks with school supplies from 3 - 4:30 p.m. in the Eastside Club. A's pitchers Simon Castro and Chris Smith will join volunteers from 3 - 3:30 p.m. to pack backpacks with folders, notebooks, pens and other school supplies, including a first aid kit, provided by the American Red Cross. The event is part of the A's and PG&E Safe at Home program, which provides the opportunity to promote the value of home safety and PG&E community initiatives to A's fans.

National Anthem: Cisco Singers

Ceremonial First Pitches: Jaxon Steffen; Robert Cochrane; Stanley Black & Decker representative

Wednesday, August 9 | Seattle Mariners | 12:35 p.m.

TV: MLB Network

Radio: 95.7 FM The Game and the A's Radio Network

Gates open at 11:05 a.m.

Parking: 9 a.m.

A's AMIGOS: A's pitcher Simon Castro will meet with bilingual Spanish-speaking children from non-profit organizations as part of the A's Amigos program. 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 driven by Chevrolet.

LITTLE A's: Local youth and their chaperones from nonprofit organizations will have the opportunity to attend an A's game free of charge through the Little A's program. In addition to a game ticket, each child receives a Bank of America souvenir 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, Clorox, and Capitol Corridor.

FOOD BANK WEDNESDAY: On 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 $20 contribution, fans will receive two vouchers that are redeemable for a Plaza Level ticket at 50% off for a 2017 A's game. Food Bank Wednesdays is presented by Lagunitas.

National Anthem: Serene Wheeltright

Ceremonial First Pitches: Alan Bourke; Corbette Redford; East Bay Better Health representative 

Thursday, August 10 | Baltimore Orioles | 7:05 p.m.

TV: NBC Sports California

Radio: 95.7 FM The Game and the A's Radio Network

Gates open at 5:35 p.m.

Parking: 4 p.m.

National Anthem: TBD

Ceremonial First Pitches: Eli Batz; Justin Shore

Friday, August 11 | Baltimore Orioles | 7:05 p.m.

TV: NBC Sports California

Radio: 95.7 FM The Game and the A's Radio Network

Gates open at 5:05 p.m.

Parking: 4 p.m.

PG&E YOUTH BASEBALL CLINIC: A's coaches will host 100 children from Cal Ripken Babe Ruth Northern California Baseball League for a baseball clinic, presented by PG&E. Children will participate in pitching, throwing, fielding, catching, base running, and hitting workshops to fine-tune their skills on the field from noon - 1 p.m.

A'S TAP TAKEOVER: Ballast Point will take over the Gastropub, located in the Shibe Park Tavern. Fans will be able to taste and enjoy up to a dozen different Ballast Point offerings.

NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA AUTHENTIC FAN FRIDAY: Every Friday home game, fans in 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 athletics.com/authenticfan.

A's COMMUNITY FUND 50/50 RAFFLE: At select home games throughout the 2017 season, fans can participate in the A's Community Fund 50/50 Raffle, presented by Better Health East Bay, a Sutter Health Foundation. One lucky fan has the opportunity to win half of the gross proceeds raised at each game, with the remaining proceeds benefitting the A's Community Fund's mission to support charitable organizations that aim to improve the quality of life for people throughout the Bay Area. Visit the concourse behind Section 217 or look for designated Raffle Team Members around the ballpark.

National Anthem: Diablo Vista Chorus

Ceremonial First Pitches: NBC Sports California representative; Ballast Point representative  

Saturday, August 12 | Baltimore Orioles | 6:05 p.m.

TV: NBC Sports California

Radio: 95.7 FM The Game and the A's Radio Network

Gates open at 4:05 p.m.

Parking: 9 a.m.

SUMMER FAMILY FIREWORKS: Following the game, the team will host an animated movie themed summer family fireworks show, presented by Chevron. Fans can enjoy the show from the outfield grass (space permitting).

MATT CHAPMAN COMCAST STORE VISIT: Matt Chapman will be signing autographs for fans from 11 a.m. - noon at the Comcast store at 31055 Courthouse Drive, Union City. This opportunity is limited to the first 150 fans.

PDSA/ITP VISIT WITH JOSH PHEGLEY: Josh Phegley will host a pregame visit with children from the Platelet Disorder Support Association (PDSA) to help raise awareness for Idiopathic Thrombocytophenic Purpura, or ITP, a rare condition that results in low blood platelets.

A's COMMUNITY FUND 50/50 RAFFLE: At select home games throughout the 2017 season, fans can participate in the A's Community Fund 50/50 Raffle, presented by Better Health East Bay, a Sutter Health Foundation. One lucky fan has the opportunity to win half of the gross proceeds raised at each game, with the remaining proceeds benefitting the A's Community Fund's mission to support charitable organizations that aim to improve the quality of life for people throughout the Bay Area. Visit the concourse behind Section 217 or look for designated Raffle Team Members around the ballpark.

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.

National Anthem: Lisa Parente

Ceremonial First Pitch: Chevron representative

Sunday, August 13 | Baltimore Orioles | 1:05 p.m.

TV: NBC Sports California

Radio: 95.7 FM The Game and the A's Radio Network

Gates open at 11:05 a.m.

Parking: 9 a.m.                                                           

TAKE THE FIELD WITH THE A's: The Take the Field with the A's program gives youth baseball and softball teams the chance to live out their Major League dreams. Members of local baseball leagues join Oakland A's players on the field during the National Anthem.

LITTLE A's: Local youth and their chaperones from nonprofit organizations will have the opportunity to attend an A's game free of charge through the Little A's program. In addition to a game ticket, each child receives a Bank of America souvenir 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, Clorox, and Capitol Corridor.

A's COMMUNITY FUND 50/50 RAFFLE: At select home games throughout the 2017 season, fans can participate in the A's Community Fund 50/50 Raffle, presented by Better Health East Bay, a Sutter Health Foundation. One lucky fan has the opportunity to win half of the gross proceeds raised at each game, with the remaining proceeds benefitting the A's Community Fund's mission to support charitable organizations that aim to improve the quality of life for people throughout the Bay Area. Visit the concourse behind Section 217 or look for designated Raffle Team Members around the ballpark.

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.

RACE AROUND THE BASES: Race Around the Bases, presented by Sutter Health, invites children 14 years old and younger onto the field after most Sunday day games to run the bases. Each participant will receive an A's Fitness Sluggers cheer card as they leave the field.

National Anthem: Bread & Roses winner

Ceremonial First Pitch: ALS Awareness representative

Monday, August 14 | Kansas City Royals | 7:05 p.m.

TV: NBC Sports California

Radio: 95.7 The Game and the A's Radio Network

Gates open at 5:35 p.m.

Parking: 4 p.m.

National Anthem: TBD

Ceremonial First Pitches: Ron Riesterer, Doug McWilliams & Michael Zagaris 

Tuesday, August 15 | Kansas City Royals | 7:05 p.m.

TV: NBC Sports California

Radio: 95.7 FM The Game and the A's Radio Network

Gates open at 4:30 p.m.

Parking: 4 p.m.

CHEVY FREE PARKING TUESDAY: All fans park for free during Free Parking Tuesdays.

CHEVRON STEM-RELATED BASEBALL CLINIC: The A's and Chevron will host 100 children from the Richmond Police Activities League and West Contra Costa Little League for a clinic from 10 a.m. - noon to inspire science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning through the science of sports. A's pitcher Kendall Graveman, who studied mechanical engineering at Mississippi State and is a STEM supporter, will also be on hand to meet clinic participants and sign autographs.

JEWISH HERITAGE NIGHT: Fans who pre-purchase the Jewish Heritage Night special ticket for the game will receive an A's Jewish Heritage beanie and entry into a pregame party in the Eastside Club. To purchase tickets, visit athletics.com/jewish.

National Anthem: Alicia von Kugelgen

Ceremonial First Pitch: TBD 

Wednesday, August 16 | Kansas City Royals | 12:35 p.m.

TV: MLB Network

Radio: 95.7 FM The Game and the A's Radio Network

Gates open at 11:05 a.m.

Parking: 9 a.m. 

FOOD BANK WEDNESDAY: On 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 $20 contribution, fans will receive two vouchers that are redeemable for a Plaza Level ticket at 50% off for a 2017 A's game. Food Bank Wednesdays is presented by Lagunitas.

National Anthem: David Longoria

Ceremonial First Pitch: Watches.com representative