News & Notes About the Upcoming Homestand

OAKLAND - The Oakland A's wrap up the 2014 regular season home schedule with a trio of three-game series against the Texas Rangers, Philadelphia Phillies and Los Angeles Angels beginning Tuesday night at 7:05 p.m.

The homestand begins with three games against Adrian Beltre and the division-rival Texas Rangers, followed by a rare visit by Oakland native Jimmy Rollins and the Philadelphia Phillies.

The Phillies series-which runs Friday through Sunday, with a pair of weekend matinees-will feature three-straight nights of special events: STAR WARS™ Fireworks Night presented by State Farm (Friday); the Oktoberfest Stein Giveaway presented by Cache Creek Casino Resort (Saturday); and the A's Team Photo Giveaway, presented by Kingsford Capital Management (Sunday).

The regular season home slate concludes with three games against Mike Trout, Albert Pujols and the Los Angeles Angels, which is likely to have postseason implications for both clubs.

The entire schedule for the homestand is as follows:

DATE - OPPONENT - TIME - TELEVISION

TUESDAY, SEPT. 16 -TEXAS RANGERS - 7:05 P.M. - CSNCA

  • Free Parking Tuesday, driven by Chevrolet (**Note: free parking only available until 6:30 p.m. due to dual event**)
  • National Anthem: Pacific BoyChoir
  • First Pitches: Faith Monge and Bruce Taragin
  • Green Stampede Homework Club

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 17 - TEXAS RANGERS - 7:05 P.M. - CSNCA

  • BART $2 Wednesday
  • National Anthem: Sinaloa Middle School Band
  • First Pitch: Men's Wearhouse Representative
  • Pre-Game Presentation: Men's Wearhouse Check Presentation
  • Pre-Game Presentation: Roberto Clemente Award
  • Green Stampede Homework Club
  • Food Bank Wednesday

THURSDAY, SEPT. 18 - TEXAS RANGERS - 12:35 P.M. - CSNCA

  • Giveaway: Patelco Throwback Thursday Connie Mack Button and Commemorative Scorecard (5.000 each)
  • National Anthem: TBA
  • First Pitch: Vince Salinas, Patelco Credit Union
  • Pre-Game Presentation: Patelco VIP Award

FRIDAY, SEPT. 19 - PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES - 6:35 P.M. - CSNCA

  • STAR WARS™ Fireworks Night, presented by State Farm
  • XFINITY Friday Family Pack
  • CSNCA Authentic Fan Friday
  • Ballpark entry gates open early at 4:35 p.m.
  • National Anthem: Felicia Zapata
  • First Pitch: State Farm Sweepstakes Winner
  • First Pitch: Darth Vader
  • MLBPAA Auction, Section 217
  • Sims Recycling Solutions Used Phone Recycling Program, Guest Relations Booth behind Section 120

SATURDAY, SEPT. 20 - PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES - 1:05 P.M. - CSNCA

  • Giveaway: Oktoberfest Stein, presented by Cache Creek Casino Resort (10,000)
  • Giveaway: "Let's Go Oakland" Cheer Cards presented by YP (5,000)
  • Cache Creek Saturday
  • National Anthem: Piedmont Choir
  • Color Guard: Boy Scout Troop 103, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Fremont Warm Springs Sunrise, District 5170e
  • First Pitch: Cache Creek Casino Resort Representative
  • Pre-Game Presentation: BARONS Diamond Player Award
  • A's Amigos Program visit
  • MLBPAA Auction, Section 217
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Day sales, behind Section 120
  • A's Community Fund Silent Auction, with partner Everybody is a Star, behind Section 120
  • Sims Recycling Solutions Used Phone Recycling Program, Guest Relations Booth behind Section 120

SUNDAY, SEPT. 21 - PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES - 1:05 P.M. - CSNCA

  • Giveaway: A's Team Photo, presented by Kingsford Capital Management (10,000)
  • "Salute to Service Sunday" presented by GovX.com
  • National Anthem: Stacey Bellone
  • First Pitch: Jessica Lee
  • Pre-Game Presentation: Catfish Hunter Award
  • MLBPAA Auction, Section 217
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Day sales, behind Section 120
  • A's Community Fund Silent Auction, with partner American Tinnitus Foundation, behind Section 120
  • Sims Recycling Solutions Used Phone Recycling Program, Guest Relations Booth behind Section 120

MONDAY, SEPT. 22 - LOS ANGELES ANGELS - 7:05 P.M. - CSNCA

  • National Anthem: Head Royce School Choir
  • First Pitch: AAA Representative
  • Pre-Game Presentation: AAA Saves Program
  • Green Stampede Homework Club
  • MLBPAA Auction, Section 217

TUESDAY, SEPT. 23 - LOS ANGELES ANGELS - 7:05 P.M. - CSNCA

  • Free Parking Tuesday, driven by Chevrolet
  • National Anthem: San Francisco Boys Choir
  • First Pitch: Chevron Representative
  • First Pitch: Pamela Osborne, Stanley Black & Decker
  • Green Stampede Homework Club
  • MLBPAA Auction, Section 217

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 24 - LOS ANGELES ANGELS - 12:35 P.M. - CSNCA

  • BART $2 Wednesday
  • National Anthem: TBA
  • First Pitch: TBA
  • Pre-Game Presentation: Dave Stewart Community Service Award
  • Food Bank Wednesday

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

Promotions & Special Events

STAR WARS™ Fireworks Night Presented by State Farm: On Friday, Sept. 19, the A's will host STAR WARS™ Fireworks Night presented by State Farm. The fireworks will be set to the music of STAR WARS™, Darth Vader will throw out the first pitch, and characters from the movies will be on hand. Fans can watch the show from the field, but space is limited.

Oktoberfest Stein Giveaway, presented by Cache Creek Casino Resort: Fans are invited to enjoy Oktoberfest at the O.co Coliseum on Saturday, Sept. 20, when the A's take on the Philadelphia Phillies. At that afternoon's 1:05 p.m. game, 10,000 fans will receive an Oktoberfest Stein, courtesy of Cache Creek Casino Resort, and there will be German-themed music throughout the game.

A's Team Photo Giveaway, presented by Kingsford Capital Management: At the A's vs. Phillies game on Sunday, Sept. 21, 10,000 fans will receive a team photo of the 2014 Athletics, courtesy of Kingsford Capital Management.

Community Relations

Roberto Clemente Award Nominee: A to-be-announced Oakland A's player will be recognized as the A's nominee for the national 2014 Roberto Clemente Award during an on-field ceremony prior to the game on Wednesday, Sept. 17. The Roberto Clemente Award, sponsored by Chevrolet, recognizes the player who best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and positive contribution to their team.

Jim "Catfish" Hunter Award: The A's will present the 11th Annual Jim "Catfish" Hunter Award on Sunday, Sept. 21, prior to the game against the Philadelphia Phillies. Voted on by A's players, the 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. This year's winner will be announced soon.

Dave Stewart Community Service Award: A to-be-announced A's player will be honored as the recipient of the 2014 Dave Stewart Community Service Award, which is given annually to an A's player in recognition of charitable contributions throughout Northern California and across the nation. Stewart will present the player with the award prior to the game on Wednesday, Sept. 24, in a special on-field ceremony.

Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) Auctions: During the games on Sept. 19-23, the MLBPAA will be at O.co Coliseum behind Section 217 to auction off memorabilia signed by Major League Baseball alumni. A portion of the proceeds from the auction will benefit the A's Community Fund.

A's Community Fund Silent Auctions: Every Saturday and Sunday home game (and other select dates), 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.

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