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A's in the Community

Community Events

Community Fund Golf Classic

The annual Oakland A's Community Fund Golf Classic will take place on Thursday, May 14, 2015. Current and former A's players attend and participate in the tournament to raise proceeds for the A's Community Fund. For more information, please contact Detra Paige at dpaige@athletics.com.

Root Beer Float Day
Root Beer Float Day

The A's raised $34,709 at the 16th Annual Root Beer Float Day. Current and former Oakland A's players, local celebrities, and various Bay Area radio and television personalities were on hand to serve root beer floats.

Since 2003, the A's have raised over $448,000 for the JDRF this event.

Special thanks to Dreyer's for donating the ice cream and Zevia and Whole Foods Market for donating the root beer.

Breast Cancer Awareness Day

The annual A's Breast Cancer Awareness Day has benefitted the American Cancer Society, Cancer Prevention Institute of California, and Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Over the past 16 years, this event has raised more than $1.25 million for breast cancer education and research.

Funds were raised through the sale of special ticket packages, commemorative pins, hats, pink jerseys, heart ribbon pendants, an A's autographed quilt raffle, and fan and sponsor support.

Pregame ceremonies featured over 500 Bay Area breast cancer survivors forming a symbolic human ribbon on the field in dedication of hope and survival, and the release of white doves as a symbol of hope.

In addition, as a part of "A Gift of Faith" grant, the A's donate $5,000 annually to a local charity in memory of longtime KTVU Channel 2 reporter, the late Faith Fancher.

The 17th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Day will be Sunday, September 6. Click here for tickets and registration information.

A's BOWLING BASH

On Saturday, August 8, 2015 the Oakland Athletics will host the 3rd Annual A's Bowling Bash. The A's Bowling Bash event brings together A's coaches, players, and the community for a fun night benefiting the A's Community Fund. For more information, please contact Detra Paige at dpaige@athletics.com.

Holiday Party at the Zoo

Oakland A's pitchers Sonny Gray, Dan Otero, and Drew Pomeranz made the 2014 holiday season special for a group of deserving children at the A's Community Fund's annual holiday party at the Oakland Zoo, presented by Round Table Pizza. The trio of pitchers signed autographs and took photos with 220 students from Parker Elementary in Oakland, a reward for the students' excellent attendance and classroom behavior. Each child received a wrapped gift, courtesy of the Good Tidings Foundation, and the day also included face painting, arts and crafts, and a visit by Santa and A's mascot Stomper.

Silent Auction

Every Saturday and Sunday home game (and select weekday games), the A's Community Fund hosts a silent auction featuring both signed and unsigned A's memorabilia as well as game-used items. The silent auction is located in the A's Fan Center behind Section 120 and ends with the last out in the bottom of the fifth inning.

Proceeds from the auction benefit the A's Community Fund and various other local charities. Purchased items are tax deductible.