Lowrie to receive Dave Stewart Award this Wednesday

OAKLAND, Calif. - Oakland A's shortstop Jed Lowrie has been named 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 Lowrie with the award prior to Wednesday's 12:35 p.m. game against the Los Angeles Angels in a special on-field ceremony at approximately 12:23 p.m.

Lowrie, who is in his second season with the A's, is the founder of the A's Jedi Warriors program. As part of the program, Lowrie has hosted veterans and their families through the Wounded Warrior Project at various A's games this season. Lowrie and his wife, Milessa, purchased tickets and food for the families, and each person received a Jedi Warriors t-shirt jersey, designed be Lowrie. The A's shortstop will be honored with a pregame presentation Wednesday, Sept. 24, at approximately 12:23 p.m.  

The Dave Stewart Community Service Award originated in 1996 in honor of Stewart's many years of community service in the Bay Area. Throughout the years, Stewart has been involved in many non-profit organizations including the Oakland Boys & Girls Club and Team-Up for Youth, a program that supports healthy development for young people living in low income communities through after-school sports and physical activity programs.

Previous Dave Stewart Community Service Award Winners:

1996    Ernie Young

1997    Scott Spiezio

1998    Tom Candiotti

1999    Art Howe

2000    Jason Giambi

2001    Terrence Long

2002    Tim Hudson

2003    Scott Hatteberg

2004    Eric Chavez

2005    Barry Zito

2006    Mark Kotsay

2007    Mark Ellis

2008    Dana Eveland

2009    Dallas Braden

             Kurt Suzuki

2010    Craig Breslow

2011    Josh Willingham

2012    Jonny Gomes

2013    Sean Doolittle

2014    Jed Lowrie