News, notes about the A's upcoming homestand

Monday, June 4 Texas Rangers 7:05 p.m. - CSNCA
•Pre-game check presentations – Wells Fargo Teacher Awards
•Live national anthem - Monte Vista High School

Tuesday, June 5 Texas Rangers 7:05 p.m. - CSNCA
•Feed The Children’s “Americans Feeding Americans Caravan” in Creekside parking lot (10 a.m.)
•UMPS CARE visit to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in San Francisco (10:30 a.m.)
•Chevy Free Parking Tuesday
•#AthleticsTweetup in Eastside Club (5 p.m.)
•Pre-game check presentation – Wells Fargo Teacher Award
•Live national anthem – Gentry Bronson

Wednesday, June 6 Texas Rangers 7:05 p.m. - CSNCA
•BART $2 Wednesday
•Food Bank Wednesday
•Live national anthem - Kate Marvin

Thursday, June 7 Texas Rangers 12:35 p.m. - NO TV
•Throwback Thursday giveaway – A’s scorecard and bag of peanuts (10,000 fans)
•Barons May player of the month presentation – Josh Reddick
•Coast Guard Day
•Color Guard - Coast Guard
•Live national anthem - Anthony Smith

 

Promotions and Special Events

#AthleticsTweetup: On Tuesday, June 5, fans that purchased designated tickets will be invited to join A’s players and media personalities for the #AthleticsTweetup. The event will take place from 5-7 p.m. in the Eastside Club and will feature A’s pitchers Jerry Blevins (@JerryBlevins_13), Ryan Cook (@ryancook_48) and Jordan Norberto (@jazleen77), mlb.com beat writer Jane Lee (@JaneMLB), A’s in-stadium host Kara Tsuboi (@karashotcorner), and Comcast SportsNet California reporter Kate Longworth (@KLongworthCSN), among others. For more information, follow @Athletics on Twitter and to purchase tickets please visit www.oaklandathletics.com/tweetup.

Former Athletic to Be Honored in Tiburon:  On Wednesday, June 6 at 7 p.m. the Tiburon Town Council will present a Proclamation declaring former Philadelphia Athletics’ outfielder Sam Chapman a “Home Town Hero” at the Council Chambers meeting. Then, on Friday, June 8 at 6 p.m., the city of Tiburon will unveil the Sam Chapman Memorial on Point Tiburon Plaza. Chapman, a star running back and baseball player at University of California Berkeley, played 11 seasons with the Philadelphia Athletics between 1938 and 1951, with a three-year hiatus from baseball during which he was pilot and flight instructor for the Navy.

Community Relations

Feed The Children:  The A’s are teaming up with Feed The Children’s “Americans Feeding Americans Caravan” in providing food and other assistance to 400 Bay Area families Tuesday, June 5. The A’s sponsored one semi tractor-trailer full of food and essentials which will be distributed to 400 families pre-identified by the Salvation Army of Alameda County, beginning at 10 a.m. in the Creekside parking lot of the Coliseum. Each family will receive a 25-pound box of food and 10-pound box of personal care items, which will assist a family of four for up to one week. The distribution is the latest stop on the Americans Feeding Americans Caravan, which has helped more than 370,000 families across the country in cities that have been affected by the nation’s economic downturn since it began in 2009.

UMPS CARE Visit:  On Tuesday, June 5 at 10:30 a.m., the umpiring crew working the A’s vs. Rangers’ series, along with A’s mascot Stomper, will host a Build-A-Bear Workshop® experience for children at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in San Francisco. Each child will choose from a variety of pre-stuffed animals as well as clothing outfits, including bear-sized Oakland A’s uniforms. The event is made possible by UMPS CARE Charities, a non-profit organization founded by MLB Umpires to enrich the lives of at-risk youth and children coping with serious illness. For more information, please visit www.UmpsCare.com.

Food Bank Wednesdays: Beginning Wednesday, June 6, the A's Community Fund will hold a food drive to benefit the Alameda County Community Food Bank before every remaining Wednesday home game. For every $5 donation or five cans of food donated at either Gates C and D or the BART Plaza entrance, fans will receive a two-for-one Plaza Level ticket voucher for a future A's game (four certificate limit, restrictions apply). A’s wives and significant others will meet fans at both gates and the BART Plaza entrance from 5:35-7:05 p.m. June 6 to hand out A’s ticket vouchers for each canned food donation.